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William Tazwell Sledd III

Sledd鈥擶illiam Tazwell Sledd III, 81, on July 6, 2017, in East Lansing, Mich. Bill was born on August 25, 1935, in Murray, Ky. He earned a doctorate in mathematics from University of Kentucky in 1961 and taught mathematics to appreciative students at Michigan State University. Traveling and living abroad in London and Paris for his [鈥

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You Will Not Have My Hate

By Antoine Leiris, translated by Sam Taylor. Penguin Press, 2016. 144 pages. $23/hardcover; $15/paperback; $11.99/eBook. Antoine Leiris began writing You Will Not Have My Hate (originally published in French as Vous N鈥橝urez Pas Ma Haine by Librairie Arth猫me Fayard, Paris) in the days after his wife, H茅l猫ne, was killed in the November 2015 Paris terror [鈥

Lauren Brownlee is a member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting and the DC Peace Team. She also serves on Baltimore Yearly Meeting鈥檚 Peace and Social Concerns Committee.


Posted in: August 2017 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, The Art of Dying
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Reaching Out and Across

The shock of 9/11 inspired a friendship program between a Friends school and Islamic school that endures.

Jane Fremon, a member of Princeton (N.J.) Meeting, has served as head of school at Princeton Friends School since its founding in 1987. She has also served Friends schools broadly through her association with Friends Council on Education.


Posted in: Crossing Cultures, Features
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Gathering Prayer

A prayer from the FGC Gathering 馃敀 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you鈥檒l get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world鈥檚 largest online library of Quaker information: every Friends Journal ever published, [鈥

Paul Buckley lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Posted in: September 2016
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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 Labor of Germany鈥檚 Weimar Republic and a member of the Social Democratic Party. In 1933, when the Nazis took over the government, Bergas fled to Paris where he was active in anti-fascist circles and supported [鈥

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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Jake鈥檚 Chickens

Motherhood and science fairs. 馃敀 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you鈥檒l get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world鈥檚 largest online library of Quaker information: every Friends Journal ever published, going back [鈥

Jane Purcell currently teaches at Scattergood Friends School, and is working on a piece about the history of Ladies鈥 Shakespeare Clubs in Iowa. In 2006, the University of California Press published her book Not of an Age, but for All Time, about rare and early editions of Shakespeare鈥檚 works.


Posted in: Features, February 2016
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News, February 2016

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Posted in: February 2016, News
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State College Meeting members show off their new solar panels. Courtesy of State College Friends.

News, January 2016

Protests at Guilford and Earlham Colleges and against gas pipelines; New England Friends statement on Paris attacks; FGC program changes; a new solar meetinghouse. 馃敀 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you鈥檒l get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 [鈥

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Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence

By Karen Armstrong. Alfred A. Knopf, 2014. 512 pages. $30/hardcover; $16.95/paperback; $14.99/eBook. The world is still recoiling from the Charlie Hebdo massacre and ensuing anti-Semitic violence in Paris as I write this review. President Obama has recently reminded us of the various slaughters occasioned by the Crusades. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is about to go on trial [鈥

Douglas Bennett is president emeritus of Earlham College. He is a member of First Friends Richmond in the New Association of Friends, the group recently set off from Indiana Yearly Meeting. He lives in Maine and worships at Durham (Maine) Meeting.


Posted in: June/July 2015 Books, June/July 2015: Activists vs Mystics vs Pragmatists, Quaker Book Reviews
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