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A Quaker Perspective on Hope

Hopelessness and burnout lead a Friend to rediscover an archaic form of hope.

Kate Davies is a member of Whidbey Island (Wash.) Meeting and author of Intrinsic Hope: Living Courageously in Troubled Times. She is also senior fellow at the Whidbey Institute and professor emeritus at Antioch University.


Posted in: Features, September 2018
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A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time: Julia Wilbur’s Struggle for Purpose

By Paula Tarnapol Whitacre. Potomac Books, 2017. 320 pages. $32.95/hardcover or eBook. The story of Julia Wilbur’s life and work […]

Gwen Gosney Erickson is the Friends Historical Collection librarian and archivist at Guilford College and a member of Friendship Meeting in Greensboro, N.C.


Posted in: August 2018 Books, Going Viral with Quakerism, Quaker Book Reviews
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From the Circus to the Community

“So, Rosie … do you want to go to the Ringling Brothers Circus for their final show?” my dad asks […]

Rosie Reed, Grade 6, Greene Street Friends School


Posted in: Student Voice Project 2018, Student Voices Project, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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An Extraordinary Ordinary Woman: The Journal of Phebe Orvis, 1820–1830

By Susan M. Ouellette. State University of New York Press, 2017. 380 pages. $29.95/paperback; $29.95/eBook. For ten years, 1820 through […]

Neal Burdick is retired as senior writer/editor at St. Lawrence University, where he continues to teach Advanced Writing. Also a freelance writer and editor, he lives in Canton, New York, where he is a member of St. Lawrence Valley Friends Meeting, an allowed meeting under the care of Ottawa (Canada) Meeting.


Posted in: February 2018, February 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Martha Louise Fosnacht Vidrine

Vidrine—Martha Louise Fosnacht Vidrine, 78, on June 11, 2017, at Panorama Care Center in Lacey, Wash., of cancer. Marty was […]

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Quaker Bestsellers 2017

The top ten best-selling books from the 2017 FGC Gathering.

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Eleanor Cecile Rothe Hammond

Hammond—Eleanor Cecile Rothe Hammond, 94, on April 30, 2016, in Round Rock, Tex. Eleanor was born on January 22, 1922, […]

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Marie DuBois Clark

Clark—Marie DuBois Clark, 92, on August 10, 2014. Marie was born on December 10, 1921, in upstate New York. She […]


Posted in: Milestones
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William Sims

Sims—William Sims, 82, on June 26, 2015, in Syracuse, N.Y. Bill was born on September 26, 1933, in Yazoo City, […]

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Fighting Fascism and Surviving Buchenwald: The Life and Memoir of Hans Bergas

By Bension Varon. Xlibris, 2015. 196 pages. $29.99/hardcover; $19.99/paperback; $3.99/eBook. Hans Bergas was a high official in the Ministry of […]

Robert Dockhorn is a member of Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. He facilitates small-group meetings of high school students with Holocaust survivors for the annual Youth Symposium on the Holocaust.


Posted in: Disability and Inclusion, March 2016 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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