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The Divine Mind: Exploring the Psychological History of God’s Inner Journey

By Michael Gellert. Prometheus Books, 2018. 286 pages. $26/hardcover; $11.99/eBook. As a Conservative Jew‚ÄĒthe muddled middle between Reform and Orthodox‚ÄĒI [‚Ķ]

Carl Blumenthal is a member of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Meeting and retired as an arts critic from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Posted in: Meetings and Money, October 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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FJ Poetry: ‚ÄúI remember him as a child remembers: / he was my Papaw‚Ķ‚ÄĚ

Carol Wills lives in Durham, N.C.

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What Have We Done: The Moral Injury of Our Longest Wars

By David Wood. Little, Brown and Company, 2016. 291 pages. $28/hardcover; $14.99/eBook. ‚ÄúWar is Hell.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒGeneral William Tecumseh Sherman, 1879 [‚Ķ]

J.E. McNeil is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and, as an attorney, a longtime supporter of those who say no to war. She spent 11 years as the executive director of the Center on Conscience & War and longer as part of the GI Rights Hotline. She participated as a vetting attorney of military members testifying at the Winter Soldier event organized by Iraq Veterans Against the War in 2008.

Posted in: September 2017, September 2017 Books
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Practicing Deep Empathy

Mentoring Those Unlike Ourselves

Leslie Madsen-Brooks is a history professor, digital humanist, and expatriate Californian currently living in Boise, Idaho. Her work explores how laypeople understand the past and ‚Äúdo history‚ÄĚ in the digital age. Her teaching is deeply inflected by Quaker principles.

Posted in: Features, October 2015: Faithful Living
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Interview with Lynn and Steve Newsom of Quaker House

A Friends Journal interview with the directors of Fayetteville, N.C.‚Äės Quaker House. You can also watch the video of this interview. [‚Ķ]

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Interview with Lynn and Steve Newsom

Watch our bonus interview with the directors of Quaker House (transcript available below). Links and resources: Quaker House website My Path [‚Ķ]

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Author Jack Ciancio on supporting post‚Äźtraumatic stress disorder victims

Author reading. Post‚Äźtraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is the emotional ghost of a life‚Äźthreatening event. It lingers in the shadows of [‚Ķ]

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Supporting Post‚Äźtraumatic Stress Disorder Victims

Understanding the cluster of symptoms of PTSD and the role of religious community.

Jack Ciancio is a member of Ararat (N.C.) Meeting. He is a veteran, retired psychiatric nurse, educator, and author of Where Christ Presides: A Quaker Perspective on Moral Discernment (Redemption Press). He is currently working on a book on the Gospel of Mark.

Posted in: August 2015: The Effects of War, Features
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What Is Moral Injury and Why Should Friends Care?

Creating safe spaces for veterans to confront the effects of moral injury.

Kristen Richardson is a member of Chatham-Summit Meeting in New York and Friends General Conference’s Quaker Quest travel team. A former international aid worker, she continues to seek opportunities to put her program, strategic, and spiritual skills into the service of those who need them most through a ministry of management.

Posted in: August 2015: The Effects of War, Features
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