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The March 23 outdoor worship at the Berks County Residential Center in Leesport, Pa. © Eric Gjertsen/Shut Down Berks Coalition.

News, June‐July 2019

News of Friends

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Competition Who?

There was a girl named Kesha. She was 13 years old, and she was exceptionally good at running. She had […]

Taleah Dixon, Grade 6, Greene Street Friends School in Philadelphia, Pa.

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, Student Voices Project, Student Voices Project 2019
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Forum April 2019

Letters from our readers.

Posted in: Forum, Humor in Religion
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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.

Posted in: Among Friends, Outside the Meetinghouse
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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.

Posted in: Features, Outside the Meetinghouse
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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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