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Eleven Steps toward an Enduring World

A fiercely idealistic vision of a humanity cured of its addiction to violence and war.

Robert Dockhorn, a member of Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., was trained as a European historian. He is a former administrator of Testimonies and Concerns programs for Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and a former senior editor of Friends Journal.


Posted in: Features, February 2019
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Greater Racial Diversity Requires Greater Theological Diversity

The early Friends have much in common with today鈥檚 Black Americans.

Adria Gulizia is an attorney and member of Chatham-Summit Meeting in Chatham Township, N.J., and of the Friends of Jesus Fellowship. She enjoys helping Friends connect to our Quaker heritage, as well as exploring how God is moving within and among us. Adria blogs at shadowofbabylon.com.


Posted in: Features, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
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The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border

By Francisco Cant煤. Riverhead Books, 2018. 256 pages. $26/hardcover; $17/paperback (available February 2019); $12.99/eBook. Almost four years ago, I reviewed [鈥

David Austin is a member of Haddonfield (N.J.) Meeting. He lives in Marlton, N.J., where he teaches middle school world history. He is currently writing a book about the Holocaust for young adults.


Posted in: January 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
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Emma Membreno-Sorto sharing a statement at the March 14 press conference held at Albuquerque Meeting. Image from YouTube.

Provide Sanctuary

It is time for people of conscience to embrace the brothers and sisters among us. 馃敀 Friends Journal Member? Sign [鈥

Michael Resman lives in聽Rochester, Minn.


Posted in: Quakers and Christianity, Viewpoint
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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 [鈥

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 Caf茅: 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 [鈥

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 鈥淢oney, Community, and Integrity.鈥 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鈥恎irls school in Southeastern Pennsylvania. This school鈥檚 community consisted of some diversity geographically, but most [鈥

Olivia Jaekle, Grade 10, Westtown School


Posted in: Student Voice Project 2018, Student Voices Project, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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