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In Defense of Blue Kool‐Aid

An exploration of food culture among Friends.

Kat Griffith is a former teacher and homeschooler and a current writer and volunteer in a variety of environmental and child-related endeavors. A member of the Winnebago Worship Group (Wis.) and Northern Yearly Meeting, she loves to cook, feed people, and be fed! Email: [email protected].

Posted in: Features, Unnamed Quaker Creeds
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A Word from the Lost: Remarks on James Nayler’s Love to the Lost and a Hand Held Forth to the Helpless to Lead Out of the Dark

By David Lewis. Inner Light Books, 2019. 276 pages. $35/hardcover; $25/paperback; $12.50/eBook.

Brian Drayton worships with Souhegan Meeting in Wilton, N.H., allowed by Weare (N.H.) Meeting.

Posted in: March 2020 Book Reviews, Quaker Book Reviews, Unnamed Quaker Creeds
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What Do Quakers Believe? AND Telling the Truth about God

By Geoffrey Durham. Christian Alternative Books (Quaker Quicks), 2019. 88 pages. $10.95/paperback; $5.99/eBook.

Marty Grundy, a member of Wellesley (Mass.) Meeting, has struggled to help Friends enlarge their vocabulary and remember that when each speaks the language of the heart, the burden of translation is on the hearer.

Posted in: March 2020 Book Reviews, Quaker Book Reviews, Unnamed Quaker Creeds
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Present-day marker of the Sand Creek massacre site in Kiowa County, Colo. © commons.wikimedia.org.

The Land Remembers: Connecting with Native People through the Land

Connecting with Native peoples through the land.

Paula Palmer is a member of Boulder (Colo.) Meeting. Her ministry, Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples, is under the care and administration of Friends Peace Teams (friendspeaceteams.org/trr). Her workshops explore painful truths about U.S. and Quaker history and create opportunities for individuals, meetings, and communities to take steps toward right relationship.

Posted in: Features, February 2020
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The Marriage of William Penn and Hannah Callowhill, 1696. Ernest Board (1877–1934). @ https://commons.wikimedia.org.

A Call to Work Outside Our Circles

A Friend responds to the New York Times opinion column on Quakers and pronouns.

C. Wess Daniels lives in Greensboro, N.C.

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We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga

By Traci Sorell, illustrated by Frané Lessac. Charlesbridge, 2018. 32 pages. $17.99/hardcover; $9.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 3–7.

Phila Hoopes is a wandering Friend with an eco-spiritual focus and concern for Indigenous culture, sacred lands, and rights. She is a member of Homewood Meeting in Baltimore, Md.

Posted in: December 2019 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, Quaker Kids, Uncategorized
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We Are Here to Stay: Voices of Undocumented Young Adults

By Susan Kuklin. Candlewick Press, 2019. 192 pages. $19.99/hardcover or eBook. Recommended for ages 14 and up.

Vickie LeCroy is a retired educator living in Tennessee

Posted in: December 2019 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, Quaker Kids
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Hilda Beer Grauman

Grauman—Hilda Beer Grauman, 94, on June 20, 2019, peacefully, at home in Kendal at Longwood, Kennett Square, Pa. Hilda was […]

Posted in: Milestones, Quaker Kids
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Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

By Bill McKibben. Henry Holt and Company, 2019. 304 pages. $28/hardcover; $17/paperback (available January 2020); $2.99/eBook.

Ruah Swennerfelt is a member of Middlebury (Vt.) Meeting. She and Louis Cox live in an all-solar, all-electric home in rural Vermont where they grow most of the vegetables and fruits that they consume year-round. She is the author of Rising to the Challenge: The Transition Movement and People of Faith.

Posted in: Gambling, November 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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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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