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kremer

To Imagine Change through Many Voices

The pages of a book can unpack the truths and realities of those we do not know.

Detmer Kremer is a writer and reader based out of the Netherlands and London, where he is currently attending graduate school. He is a former participant of Quaker Voluntary Service in Atlanta, and considers Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting one of his homes.


Posted in: Books That Have Changed Us, Features
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minahan

Genesis: Outer Space and Inner Light

Outer space and Inner Light

John A. Minahan is head of the English department at Lincoln School in Providence, R.I., where he also teaches courses in psychology and in world religions. John is the author of three books and has a doctorate in literature from Brown University. He has been a college professor, professional musician, and stay-at-home father.


Posted in: Books That Have Changed Us, Features
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SELF鈥恑sh: A Transgender Awakening

By Chloe Schwenke. Red Hen Press, 2018. 260 pages. $17.95/paperback; $9.99/eBook. At Baltimore Yearly Meeting鈥檚 Women鈥檚 Retreat two years ago, [鈥

Anna Carolyn McCormally is a member of Herndon (Va.) Meeting, and works as assistant to the executive secretary of Friends Committee on National Legislation. She has a master's of fine arts in fiction from the University of Maryland, College Park.


Posted in: Books That Have Changed Us, November 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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georg

Money as a Mutual Blessing

Moving from anxiety and greed to milk and honey.

Lola Georg attends Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. She is a licensed professional counselor in private practice. Previously, she had an extensive career in financial management for nonprofits, including Quaker organizations. She conducts workshops about the spirituality of money (spiritualityofmoney.com). She loves Viv Hawkins, and they live in Philadelphia.


Posted in: Features, Meetings and Money
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Forum, October 2018

Letters from our readers. 馃敀 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please [鈥

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WhiteFragility

White Fragility: Why It鈥檚 So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

By Robin DiAngelo. Beacon Press, 2018. 192 pages. $16/paperback; $12.99/eBook. Robin DiAngelo, the white woman who wrote this book, has [鈥

David Etheridge is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and clerk of the Baltimore Yearly Meeting Working Group on Racism.


Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2018, September 2018 Books
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News August 2018

British Faith and Practice; Grave marker for abolitionists; women鈥檚 theology conference. 馃敀 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an [鈥

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curo

Sparking a Quakerish Epidemic

A society of Friends ought to be a natural for friendship with God.

Forrest Curo is a poet and member of San Diego (Calif.) Meeting. He ran the Aardvark Bookstore here from 1985鈥1998 and founded Street Light (modeled on American Friends Service Committee鈥檚 Street Spirit) in 1996. He put in a year at Pendle Hill Conference Center in 2002 in hopes of finding a spiritual handle on the intractable politics of poverty and is now retired.


Posted in: Going Viral with Quakerism, Online Features
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Because of This: Lao Tzu鈥檚 Tao Te Ching: How to Live, Love, and Lead

By Jim Teeters. Barclay Press, 2018. 104 pages. $14/paperback. Jim Teeters鈥檚 new book, Because of This: Lao Tzu鈥檚 Tao Te [鈥

Michael S. Glaser, Poet Laureate of Maryland, 2004鈥2009, is a professor emeritus at St. Mary鈥檚 College of Maryland. Co-editor of The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965鈥2010, he and his wife, Kathleen (a Courage and Renewal facilitator), offer retreats that invite participants to engage with poetry as a means of helping to live an examined life.


Posted in: August 2018 Books, Going Viral with Quakerism, Quaker Book Reviews
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Blessed Are the Artists

An intergenerational gathering of artists.

Maggie Nelson is a visual artist, youth worker, and attender of Portland (Maine) Meeting. She currently works as the interim Young Friends Coordinator for New England Yearly Meeting and was a long-time staff member at Friends Camp. She is called to work at the intersection of art and faith.


Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, Features
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