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White Fragility: Why It’s 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 […]

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’s theology conference. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an […]

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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 1985–1998 and founded Street Light (modeled on American Friends Service Committee’s 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’s Tao Te Ching: How to Live, Love, and Lead

By Jim Teeters. Barclay Press, 2018. 104 pages. $14/paperback. Jim Teeters’s new book, Because of This: Lao Tzu’s Tao Te […]

Michael S. Glaser, Poet Laureate of Maryland, 2004–2009, is a professor emeritus at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Co-editor of The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965–2010, 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 Coördinator 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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The Role of Children’s Issues Books in Meeting Libraries

Life in the Meeting 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please […]

Tom and Sandy Farley are members of Palo Alto (Calif.) Meeting, volunteer booksellers with EarthLight, and coauthors of the Earthcare for Children curriculum.


Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, Life in the Meeting
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Seeds That Change the World: Essays on Quakerism, Spirituality, Faith, and Culture

By Debbie L. Humphries. QuakerPress of FGC, 2017. 143 pages. $14.95/paperback; $9.95/eBook. Is it okay to shout out to Friends, […]

Brad Sheeks is a member of Newtown (Pa.) Meeting, and with his wife, Patricia McBee, has moved to Newtown to enjoy retirement and live closer to daughter, Jennie, and her family.


Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, June/July 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship

By Gregory Boyle. Simon & Schuster, 2017. 224 pages. $26/hardcover; $16/paperback (available in September); $13.99/eBook. Five years ago I began […]

Lauren Brownlee is a member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting and serves on the Baltimore Yearly Meeting Growing Diverse Leadership and Peace and Social Concerns committees.


Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, June/July 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Spirit?

Spirit seems to have assumed a major office among Friends.

Ann Birch is a member of El Paso (Texas) Meeting; she is an academic reference librarian, grandmother, and actor in local theater.


Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, Viewpoint
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Center Yourself

My journey through my Quaker faith and education all started in nursery school. I went to a small Quaker nursery […]

Naomi Brangan, Grade 7, Buckingham Friends School, member of Wrightstown Meeting in Newtown, Pa.


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