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Among Friends: Opening up the Doors

Our introduction to the March issue, “Outside the Meetinghouse.”

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.


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Monthly worship along Fresh Pond Parkway in front of Raytheon in Cambridge, Mass. The author is seen standing. © Skip Schiel.

Experiments with Worship

Quaker worship takes to the streets.

Elizabeth Claggett-Borne enjoys biking to work, accompanying a family in sanctuary, and trying not to fidget in worship. She is grateful to be a part of Friends Meeting at Cambridge (Mass.). She teaches Exploring the Quaker Way, laughs at her hubris, and travels in the ministry.


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Art as Soul’s Sanctuary: Meditations On Arts and Spirituality among Quakers and Beyond

By Jennifer Elam. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (number 452), 2018. 34 pages. $7/pamphlet. Jennifer Elam is a psychologist, Quaker, and artist/writer/dancer […]

Patricia Morrison attends South Mountain Meeting (NPYM) in Ashland, Ore. She works with artists, writers, musicians, and creative professionals to help them make a living, make a life, and make a difference (innerfireouterlight.com). She is working on a book about how to make work that is at the intersection of creativity and social good financially and otherwise sustainable.


Posted in: February 2019, February 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Humanity in the Face of Inhumanity

By Sue Williams. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (number 451), 2018. 34 pages. $7/pamphlet. This refreshing little work introduces us to goodness, […]

Rosalie Dance is a member of Stony Run Meeting in Baltimore, Md., and a sojourner at Belize City Meeting in Belize.


Posted in: Books That Have Changed Us, November 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Injustice: The Story of the Holy Land Foundation Five

By Miko Peled. Just World Books, 2018. 224 pages. $22.95/paperback; $20.99/eBook. In Injustice: The Story of the Holy Land Foundation […]

Lauren Brownlee is a member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting, a Steering Committee member of the Quaker Palestine Israel Network, and serves on Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Peace and Social Concerns Committee.


Posted in: Meetings and Money, October 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row

By Anthony Ray Hinton with Lara Love Hardin. St. Martin’s Press, 2018. 272 pages. $26.99/hardcover; $16.99/paperback (available June 2019); $13.99/eBook. […]

Judith Favor, a member of Claremont (Calif.) Meeting, befriended Rosie Alfaro in 1999. Their enduring friendship powered Judith’s work with AVP and sparked her efforts to end the death penalty.


Posted in: Meetings and Money, October 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys

Edited by Eddie Moore Jr., Ali Michael, and Marguerite W. Penick‐Parks. Corwin, 2018. 472 pages. $27.95/paperback or eBook. Some years […]

Patience A. Schenck is a member of Annapolis (Md.) Meeting and lives at Friends House in Sandy Spring, Md. She is passionate about ending racism with a current emphasis on criminal justice reform.


Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2018, September 2018 Books
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Draw Your Weapons

By Sarah Sentilles. Random House, 2017. 320 pages. $28/hardcover; $13.99/eBook. Assembled like a collage or impressionist painting, Draw Your Weapons […]

Lori Patterson lives in Portland, Ore., where she teaches women’s studies at her local college, attends Multnomah Meeting in Portland (serving on the Racial Justice Committee), and runs an independent yarn and fiber dyeing business out of her home.†


Posted in: August 2018 Books, Going Viral with Quakerism, Quaker Book Reviews
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Racial Purity and Dangerous Bodies: Moral Pollution, Black Lives, and the Struggle for Justice

By Rima Vesely‐Flad. Fortress Press, 2017. 226 pages. $34/paperback; $4.99/eBook. A couple of years ago, I visited a man I […]

Patience A. Schenck is a member of Annapolis (Md.) Meeting, now living happily at Friends House in Sandy Spring, Md. She volunteers with Maryland Alliance for Justice Reform.


Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, June/July 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Far Apart, Close in Heart: Being a Family When a Loved One Is Incarcerated

By Becky Birtha, illustrated by Maja Kastelic. Albert Whitman and Company, 2017. 32 pages. $16.99/hardcover. Recommended for ages 4–8. With […]

Alison James is a member of South Starksboro (Vt.) Meeting.


Posted in: May 2018 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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