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War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914–1918

By Michael Kazin. Simon & Schuster, 2017. 378 pages. $28/hardcover; $17/paperback (January 2018); $14.99/eBook. This year marks the one-hundredth anniversary of America’s entry into the First World War, the conflict which, at the time, the world hoped and prayed would be “the war to end all wars.” However, it’s a centenary that has passed with […]

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


Posted in: November 2017 Books, Quaker Libraries
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Wild Birds, Fantasy, and the Possible

A memoir through books.

James W. Hood teaches nineteenth-century British literature, composition, and American nature writing at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C.  He is a member of Greensboro’s Friendship Meeting.


Posted in: Online Features, September 2017
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Quakers, Restrooms, and the Learning Curve

Quakers tend to follow the leading to be in the world but not of it, although last summer gave us ample reason to not want to be in it much. Holy moly. Still, in our own small way, Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) is meeting the world as it is and working toward a better […]

Debby Churchman lives in Arlington, Va., and works for Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.).


Posted in: Quaker Summers, Viewpoint
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Sweet Ol’ Camp Tunes

The sound of guitars, pianos, and voices of camp.

Kyle Weinman is a tenth-grader at Friends School of Baltimore. He likes soccer, chess, and documenting his exciting experiences through literature. He has been attending Echo Hill Summer Camp in Worton, Md., for the past six years.


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Unbound: A Novel in Verse

By Ann E. Burg. Scholastic Press, 2016. 345 pages. $16.99/hardcover; $10.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 9–12. If you’re looking for a good book to replenish your spiritual and political imagination, I recommend Unbound. Ann E. Burg relates the harrowing tale of a North Carolina slave family forced to risk everything for freedom. She writes the historic […]

Judith Favor belongs to Claremont Meeting in Southern California.


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Home to Cedar Branch

By Brenda Bevan Remmes. Lake Union, 2016. 290 pages. $14.95/paperback; $5.99/eBook. [Buy at QuakerBooks] The Quaker Café series continues! Friends Journal reviewed the first in this series, the eponymous The Quaker Café, in the February 2015 issue. Friend Brenda Remmes gives us more tales in the life of a small North Carolina town and its […]

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Forum October 2016

Letters from readers.


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We Think We’re Separate

Quaker honesty requires us to acknowledge what we are addressing and what we are ignoring.

Robin Mohr has served as executive secretary of the Friends World Committee for Consultation Section of the Americas since 2011. She and her husband, Christopher, are members of Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., and have two sons, now in high school and college.


Posted in: Crossing Cultures, Features
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The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement

By William J. Barber II, with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove. Beacon Press, 2016. 138 pages. $24.95/hardcover; $16/paperback; $23.99/eBook. Many of us still grieve and wonder about the death of Martin Luther King Jr. Did his growing clarity about the connections between racism, war, poverty, and economics make him more of a target? What kind of expanded movement […]

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


Posted in: Crossing Cultures, October 2016 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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The Third Reconstruction

It’s time to get America above the snake line of racial oppression.

Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II, president of the North Carolina NAACP, is founder of Repairers of the Breach, chief architect of the Forward Together Moral Mondays Movement, and author of The Third Reconstruction (Beacon Press).

© American Friends Service Committee. This article is adapted from a talk given to AFSC’s Corporation Meeting in March. AFSC has been supporting Rev. Barber’s Repairers of the Breach revival tour in several cities. The full talk is available at afsc.org/barber.


Posted in: Features, September 2016
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