Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. By Matthew Desmond. Crown Publishing Group, 2016. 422 pages. $28/hardcover; $17/paperback; $12.99/eBook. […]
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J. E. McNeil, an attorney in Washington, D.C., and a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (FMW), grew up in a working class neighborhood in the Jim Crow South. She worked her way through college and later law school when that was still a possibility. Now culturally if not financially part of the upper middle class with three degrees, she supports the Mary Jane Simpson Scholarship Fund at FMW and the Bell Multicultural High School in Columbia Heights, D.C.Posted in: April 2018 Books, Healing, Quaker Book Reviews
A look behind the scenes at Haverford Library Quaker and Special Collections.
Mary Crauderueff is the curator of the Quaker Collections at Haverford College. She grew up as a member at Radnor (Pa.) Meeting, and currently attends Germantown Mennonite Church in Philadelphia. She loves hiking in the Wissahickon, drinking espresso, and working toward decolonizing the archives field in theory and practice.Posted in: Online Features, Quaker Libraries
Edited by Lawrence Rosenwald. The Library of America, 2016. 850 pages. $40/hardcover; $17.99/eBook. This is an ambitious book, and it […]
J.E. McNeil is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and as an attorney a longtime supporter of those who say no to war. She spent 11 years as the executive director of the Center on Conscience & War and continues to work with members in the military who seek CO discharge.Posted in: June/July 2017 Books, June/July 2017: Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem
The world is constantly changing and progressing but without proper leadership, it will be very easy for our country to stumble
Student Voices: “After having countless conversations and doing extensive research, I am still confused about your priorities and whether you […]
Student Voices: “Why does the mistreatment satisfy people? Does it make these people happy to make us feel like we […]
Student Voices: “Our world is killing people who might not have even committed the crime they’ve been sentenced for. People […]
Shan Cretin looka back at 100 years of Quaker action and witness.
Shan Cretin will be retiring as general secretary of American Friends Service Committee at the end of August 2017, a post she has held since September 2010. She is currently a member of Santa Monica (Calif.) Meeting and a sojourning member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.Posted in: AFSC Centennial, Features
A visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Lauren Brownlee is a member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting and serves on the Peace and Social Concerns Committee and Growing Diverse Leadership Committee of Baltimore Yearly Meeting. She is a member of Sandy Spring Friends School’s board of trustees, the DC Peace Team, and the Quaker Palestine–Israel Network.Posted in: Features, Race and Anti-Racism
Laessle—Ruth Jane Laessle, 93, on December 4, 2016, at home in Austin, Tex. Jane was born on September 30, 1923, […]
Simple actions each of us can take to heal our hearts and the hearts of others.
Michael Soika has spent the past 30 years working on issues of social and economic justice, such as affordable housing, homelessness, welfare reform, and education. He is a lifelong spiritual seeker and new member of Milwaukee (Wisc.) Meeting.Posted in: Features, February 2017
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