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Selling Out to Niceness

The Religious Society of Friends’ witness is hidden when we elevate niceness over kindness.

Ann Jerome is a member of Orlando (Fla.) Meeting in Southeastern Yearly Meeting. She has twice helped to found worship groups where she lives in Deland, Fla. Recently she served for two years as a Friend in residence at Pendle Hill study center in Wallingford, Pa.

Posted in: Features, September 2019
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Awakening

Awakening Together: The Spiritual Practice of Inclusivity and Community

By Larry Yang. Wisdom Publications, 2017. 280 pages. $17.95/paperback; $11.99/eBook. With Awakening Together: The Spiritual Practice of Inclusivity and Community, […]

Anna Carolyn McCormally is a member of Herndon (Va.) Meeting. She is the recipient of Pendle Hill’s 2019 Minnie Jane Arts Scholarship and served as writer-in-residence there from March through July 2019. Anna has an MFA in fiction from the University of Maryland.

Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2019, September 2019 Books
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Paula Ann Misley Laughlin

Laughlin—Paula Ann Misley Laughlin, 63, on January 8, 2018, in Quakertown, Pa. Paula was born on March 24, 1954, in […]

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Barbara Cooper Rosen

Rosen—Barbara Cooper Rosen, 89, on December 19, 2018, peacefully, at home in Ashland, Ore. Barbara was born on April 10, […]

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Empire

Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution

By Priya Satia. Penguin Press, 2018. 544 pages. $35/hardcover; $22/paperback (available in October); $15.99/eBook. This big book (approximately 420 pages […]

Larry Ingle was recently awarded the Friends Historical Association’s Kenneth Carroll Award for his article “Lessons from Quaker History: What’s an Historian to Say about Whittaker Chambers and Clarence Pickett?” in Quaker History. A member of Chattanooga (Tenn.) Meeting, he is retired from the History Department of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Posted in: August 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, QuakerSpeak at Five
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Antisemitism

Antisemitism: Here and Now

By Deborah E. Lipstadt. Schocken Books, 2019. 304 pages. $25.95/hardcover; $12.99/eBook. In early March of 2019, news sources across the […]

David Austin is a member of Haddonfield (N.J.) Meeting. He lives in Marlton, N.J., where he teaches middle school world and Holocaust history.

Posted in: August 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, QuakerSpeak at Five
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Mary Burnside Mangelsdorf

Mangelsdorf—Mary Burnside Mangelsdorf, 91, on October 24, 2018, in Media, Pa. Mary was born on April 3, 1927, in Wilkes‐Barre, […]

Posted in: Milestones
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RuthEmma Hare Hancock

Hancock—RuthEmma Hare Hancock, 93, on August 9, 2018, in Greensboro, N.C. Ruth was born on April 3, 1925, in Johnson […]

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James-Bradley

Competing as a Quaker

Competition requires a great deal of hard work and effort. When you begin to compete at a higher level it […]

James Bradley, Grade 9, Westtown School in West Chester, Pa., member of West Chester Meeting

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, Student Voices Project, Student Voices Project 2019
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Lila-Safavi

From Competition to Cooperation

My first exposure to competitive club travel sports was a difficult one, primarily because of the attitude and actions of […]

Lila Safavi, Grade 6, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, Student Voices Project, Student Voices Project 2019
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