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Enriching Our Faith

Our introduction to the October Issue.

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Original Vihiga Friends Church Meetinghouse, built in 1905 and possibly the first of its kind in Kenya. The descendants of the Rees family hope to raise funds to renovate it for use as a museum. Photo by Brian Young.

The Place of God鈥檚 Own Choosing

The founding of the mission in Kaimosi, Kenya.

Eden Grace is a member of New England Yearly Meeting and has served since 2013 as director of global ministries for Friends United Meeting (FUM). She spent nine years as a field officer for FUM at the Africa Ministries Office in Kisumu, Kenya. Eden describes her ministry as decolonizing Quaker mission. This article was adapted from the 2019 Michener Lecture of Southeastern Yearly Meeting, and reprinted with permission.

Posted in: Features, Friends in Africa
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The Hill of Vision. The missionaries gathered here to pray for guidance at the start of their work.

Quaker Christianity in Kenya

A Kenyan shamanistic spirituality was fertile ground for Quaker missionaries.

Stanley Chagala Ngesa, a fourth-generation Kenyan Quaker raised in the Maragoli Hills of Western Kenya in the traditions of both Christian Quakerism and the traditional spirituality of his people, is currently a postgraduate student of Quaker studies at Earlham School of Religion in Richmond, Ind. He holds an MDiv degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary and has worked as a chaplain at Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, Calif.

Posted in: Features, Friends in Africa
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Forum, October 2019

Letters from our readers.

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Writing Opp: Friends in Africa (due July 8, 2019)

Half of the world鈥檚 Friends live in Africa; Kenya alone has almost twice as many Friends as the United States. [鈥

Martin Kelley is senior editor of聽Friends Journal.

Posted in: From the Editor's Desk
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SELF鈥恑sh: A Transgender Awakening

By Chloe Schwenke. Red Hen Press, 2018. 260 pages. $17.95/paperback; $9.99/eBook. At Baltimore Yearly Meeting鈥檚 Women鈥檚 Retreat two years ago, [鈥

Anna Carolyn McCormally is a member of Herndon (Va.) Meeting, and works as assistant to the executive secretary of Friends Committee on National Legislation. She has a master's of fine arts in fiction from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Posted in: Books That Have Changed Us, November 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Beautiful Rising: Creative Resistance from the Global South

Edited by Juman Abujbara, Andrew Boyd, Dave Mitchell, and Marcel Taminato. OR Books, 2018. 272 pages. $22/paperback; $10/eBook. 鈥淎gitate, agitate.鈥 [鈥

Jerry Mizell Williams worships at Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. He is the author of numerous books, articles, and book reviews on colonial Latin America.

Posted in: August 2018 Books, Going Viral with Quakerism, Quaker Book Reviews
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Moto and Me: My Year as a Wildcat鈥檚 Foster Mother

By Suzi Eszterhas. Owlkids, 2017. 40 pages. $17.95/hardcover. Recommended for ages 7鈥10. What a story! Suzi Eszterhas is a wildlife [鈥

Lucinda Hathaway is a member of Sarasota (Fla.) Meeting.

Posted in: May 2018 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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Writing Opp: Going Viral with Quakerism (due 5/14)

What鈥檚 the Quaker message for today? How do we communicate it and how do we share it? What are some [鈥

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.

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New Worldwide Quaker Map Released

Friends World Committee for Consultation released a new map of worldwide Quaker population figures, its first such release since 2012.

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