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Quaker Works April 2020

This semiannual feature highlights the recent works of Quaker organizations in eight categories.

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Quaker Meetings Respond to Coronavirus

Friends adapt to the spread of COVID‐19.

Katie Breslin is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and is currently sojourning at West Richmond (Ind.) Meeting. She is a first-year student at Earlham School of Religion. Before moving to Richmond, Katie was the Young Adult Program Manager at Friends Committee on National Legislation. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @katiebreslin.

Posted in: Blogs, The State of Quaker Institutions
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Writing Opp: Pastoral Friends (due 5/11/2020)

There are many ways one can categorize different types of Friends. You could parse them out by theology, architecture, history, […]

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.

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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’s 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 (closed)

Half of the world’s Friends live in Africa; Kenya alone has almost twice as many Friends as the United States. […]

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.

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SELF‐ish: A Transgender Awakening

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

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. “Agitate, agitate.” […]

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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