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How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning

By George Lakey. Melville House, 2018. 224 pages. $16.99/paperback; $13.99/eBook (title available December 2018). In June 1934 Quaker biblical scholar […]

Steve Chase is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.), the manager of Academic Initiatives at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC), and an organizer with the Occupation Free DC anti-police brutality campaign. He is a published author and a regular contributor to ICNC's Minds of the Movement blog.


Posted in: Books That Have Changed Us, November 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Treading Water at the Shark Café: A Memoir of the Yugoslav Wars

By Lyndon Back. Open Books Press, 2018. 248 pages. $17.95/paperback; $3.99/eBook. In the early 1990s, Lyndon Back was living in […]

Robert Dockhorn is a member of Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa.


Posted in: Books That Have Changed Us, November 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Seeking Solid Ground in the Money Swamp

A Friends meeting looks beyond rainy days to build a better relationship with money.

Pamela Haines, a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, delivered the keynote address at Intermountain Yearly Meeting in 2017 on “Money, Community, and Integrity.” Her Pendle Hill pamphlet, Money and Soul, was published this spring. She is active in the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Eco-Justice Collaborative and Friends Economic Integrity Project.


Posted in: Features, Meetings and Money
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The Dance Studio Is My Other Meetinghouse

When photography becomes worship.

Arthur Fink is a photographer of dance and other subjects; a sought-after speaker; a consultant helping organizations with mission, focus, communication, and conflict; a mentor to many; and co-recording clerk of Portland (Maine) Meeting. His most recent show was of photographs taken at Auschwitz and Birkenau.


Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, Features
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Art Exhibitions as a New Ministry

Art as a door to the spiritual.

Jiae Paik holds MDiv and MA degrees at Earlham School of Religion and Bethany Theological Seminary respectively. As a self-taught ceramic artist, she provides individual spiritual direction and companionship throughout the creative process, as well as leading workshops. At this time, she worships at her home.


Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, Features
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Different Opinions, Same Community

Last year I attended an all‐girls school in Southeastern Pennsylvania. This school’s community consisted of some diversity geographically, but most […]

Olivia Jaekle, Grade 10, Westtown School


Posted in: Student Voice Project 2018, Student Voices Project, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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Stewardship Brought to the Streets of Our Capital

I’ve been surrounded by Quakerism since I was about three years old. From preschool through fifth grade, I attended Goshen […]

Jonathan Kornegay, Grade 9, Westtown School


Posted in: Student Voice Project 2018, Student Voices Project, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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Never Can I Write of Damascus: When Syria Became Our Home

By Theresa Kubasak and Gabe Huck. Just World Books, 2016. 272 pages. $24.99/paperback. The title of this excellent memoir comes […]

Beth Taylor is a member of Westerly (R.I.) Meeting, instructor in Brown’s Nonfiction Writing Program, and author of The Plain Language of Love and Loss: A Quaker Memoir.


Posted in: March 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Quakers and the Holy Land
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Living in Dark Times

By Rex Ambler. Pendle Hill, 2017. 27 pages. $7/Pamphlet. Reading the title of this pamphlet calls up images of the […]

Pamela Haines is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.


Posted in: February 2018, February 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Lucretia Mott Speaks: The Essential Speeches and Sermons

Edited by Christopher Densmore, Carol Faulkner, Nancy Hewitt, and Beverly Wilson Palmer. University of Illinois Press, 2017. 304 pages. $75/hardcover; […]

Marty Grundy is a member of Wellesley (Mass.) Meeting, New England Yearly Meeting.


Posted in: January 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Quaker Lifestyles
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