Hughes—Thurston Corder Hughes, 87, on November 20, 2016. Thurston was born in 1928 in Germany under a different name, which he described later as something nationalistic. He participated in the Hitler Youth Program and was conscripted late in the war to be an anti-aircraft gunner while still underage. His reluctance to join the SS led […]
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Fraser—Herbert Ward Fraser, 96, on May 2, 2017, in Richmond, Ind. Herb was born on February 23, 1921, in Andover, Mass., to Mabel Heald Ward and Herbert Freeman Fraser. He graduated in 1939 from George School and earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Swarthmore College in 1943. From 1944 to 1946 he served as […]
Posted in: February 2018
Edited by Christopher Densmore, Carol Faulkner, Nancy Hewitt, and Beverly Wilson Palmer. University of Illinois Press, 2017. 304 pages. $75/hardcover; $30/eBook. For those who want to delve deeply into the thinking of Lucretia Mott, this book offers an excellent look into her interrelated causes. Since she did not prepare written speeches but depended on the […]
Marty Grundy is a member of Wellesley (Mass.) Meeting, New England Yearly Meeting.
Posted in: January 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Quaker Lifestyles
Written by Ava DuVernay and Spencer Averick, directed by Ava DuVernay. Netflix Documentary, 2016. 100 minutes. Public screenings are free without a Netflix subscription. Private screenings are free with subscription. Visit the official site on Netflix Ava DuVernay’s Netflix documentary 13th is quite simply a tour de force. Central to this account of how the […]
David Etheridge is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and clerk of Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Working Group on Racism.
Posted in: August 2017 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, The Art of Dying
Student Voices: “Our world is killing people who might not have even committed the crime they’ve been sentenced for. People who commit atrocious crimes can have a life sentence in prison, not be killed by the government.”
Dear President Donald Trump, Being under 18, I had no say in the election, but I would like to mention that I would not have voted for you. You have very little care for minorities or anyone under you. My family is full of minorities, and I want them to be safe. I want my […]
Student Voices: “The system is rigged. Too many people are being incarcerated, especially minorities due to the color of their skin. A way to help fix this problem would be to have police officers go through extensive training and wear body cameras at all times.”
Posted in: Quaker Summers, Student Voices Project, Uncategorized
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Lucy Duncan serves American Friends Service Committee as director of Friends Relations and is a storyteller and member of Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa.
Posted in: AFSC Centennial, Features
By Drew Leder. University of Chicago Press, 2016. 304 pages. $30/paperback or eBook. To be human means to lead both a cerebral and a corporeal existence. The latter is easily forgotten by those of us whose pursuits are primarily intellectual and whose pastimes are electronic. Adults in particular may feel like walking, talking heads most […]
A physician practicing in Virginia, Margaret Fisher is a member of Herndon (Va.) Meeting and Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Working Group on Right Relationship with Animals.
Posted in: AFSC Centennial, April 2017 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
By Carol Anderson. Bloomsbury, 2016. 256 pages. $26/hardcover; $17/paperback; $18.99/eBook. [Buy on Quakerbooks] A lot of attention has been given to black rage, which we have seen most recently in street demonstrations following police shootings of unarmed black men. Historian Carol Anderson suggests that these demonstrations are the fire, while acts coming from white rage are […]
Patience Schenck is a member of Annapolis (Md.) Meeting and the Annapolis Human Relations Commission.
Posted in: March 2017 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Race and Anti-Racism
By Peggy Senger Morrison. Unction Press, 2016. 314 pages. $15/paperback; $10/eBook. Rarely have I read a book focused on our Quaker “living experientially” that so skillfully and engagingly infuses a wide range of lived experiences—from ministry to motorcycling—with penetrating, and sometimes refreshingly unpredictable, spiritual insights. Peggy Morrison calls herself a “freelance provocateur of grace,” presenting […]
William Shetter is a member of Bloomington (Ind.) Meeting. He has recently written on the psalms as spiritual directors.
Posted in: February 2017, February 2017 Books, Quaker Book Reviews