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No Such Thing as Silence?

Silence is not always silent.

Kevin Holm-Hudson is a professor of music theory at the University of Kentucky. He attends Lexington (Ky.) Meeting.


Posted in: Creativity and the Arts
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Mary and William Dyer: Quaker Light and Puritan Ambition in Early New England

By Johan Winsser. Self-published, 2017. 345 pages (includes appendix and extensive notes). $24.95/paperback; $9.99/eBook. Mary Dyer鈥檚 story as a Quaker martyr is captivating, and one may have at least a passing familiarity with it, even if only through Sylvia Shaw Judson鈥檚 statues at Earlham College, Boston Common, and Philadelphia鈥檚 Friends Center. Author Johan Winsser notes [鈥

Gwen Gosney Erickson lives in Greensboro, N.C., where she is employed as the Quaker librarian and college archivist at Guilford College. She currently serves as clerk of North Carolina Yearly Meeting (Conservative). Her first encounters with Mary Dyer were as a six-year-old sitting on the statue at Earlham College.


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 my current role as director of social action at a Catholic school, which I have unabashedly described as my dream job. It is often surprising for people to hear that my Quaker spirituality has developed [鈥

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 assume 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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Tips for Writing for Friends Journal Open Issues 

Learn how to write for a Friends Journal open issue.

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.


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Student Voices Project

For this year鈥檚 project, Quaker-affiliated students tell stories of Quaker testimonies acting in their lives.

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All Teammates Deserve Respect

Five years ago, I tried out for a new hockey team. When I walked through the glass doors of the ice rink for tryouts, I saw a girl trying out for the same team. I instantly recognized her as I had played against her in years past; I knew she was a tough competitor. In [鈥

William Reardon, Grade 8, Buckingham Friends School


Posted in: Student Voice Project 2018, Student Voices Project, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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Peacefulness in a Chaotic World

Peacefulness has been a common theme throughout my life and my journeys. My mother and father have been through so much growing up under Israeli occupation in the West Bank. Many of my dad鈥檚 friends have been imprisoned during the occupation, and many have died from the military violence and shootings that occur. Still my [鈥

Zein Mosarsaa, Grade 10, Westtown School


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

By C茅line Claire, illustrated by Qin Leng. Kids Can Press, 2017. 42 pages. $17.99/hardcover; $9.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 2鈥7. Shelter is a very small tale about a very important idea. In the forest as a big storm approaches, the animal families work together to gather extra food and firewood. Finally ready and snug in warm homes, [鈥

Retired school librarian Margaret T. Walden, a member of Cleveland (Ohio) Meeting, shelters from the snow with her husband in Lakewood, Ohio.


Posted in: May 2018 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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Another Way to Climb a Tree

By Liz Garton Scanlon, illustrated by Hadley Hooper. Roaring Brook Press, 2017. 40 pages. $17.99/hardcover; $9.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 4鈥8. Lulu loves to climb trees. She climbs higher than any of her friends. Lulu climbs trees that no one else climbs, unless she鈥檚 sick. When Lulu is sick, she misses her trees and wonders if all [鈥

Katie Green attends Clearwater Meeting in Dunedin, Fla., and is a member of Worcester (Mass.) Meeting. She is a storyteller, workshop facilitator, and writer.


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