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Meeting with Friends in an Old Library

A visitor settles down at the library table at Beacon Hills Friends House. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world’s largest online […]

Sheilah Hill has conducted mental health programs at such organizations as Bronx Lebanon Hospital; Allegheny University; and the Learning Annex, New York City. Her books include, Somewhere on the Edge of Dreaming; They That Sow in Tears; and La Verde de la Vida, Wisdom for the Abortion War.


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Interview with Friends Journal’s Book Review Editor 

An interview with our Books editor Karie Firoozmand.

Karie Firoozmand is the book review editor and a member of Baltimore Monthly Meeting, Stony Run. She has two sons and lives with her husband near Baltimore. Karie’s interests include dance, exercise, history, literature, and travel. She speaks Farsi and has traveled to Iran. Karie joined Friends Journal as the book review editor in June 2011. To contact Karie about becoming a reviewer, email [email protected].

This interview is an extended version of the one that appeared in the print magazine.


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Co-curricular Learning in the Quaker and Special Collections

A look behind the scenes at Haverford Library Quaker and Special Collections.

Mary Crauderueff is the curator of the Quaker Collections at Haverford College. She grew up as a member at Radnor (Pa.) Meeting, and currently attends Germantown Mennonite Church in Philadelphia. She loves hiking in the Wissahickon, drinking espresso, and working toward decolonizing the archives field in theory and practice.


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Crostini with Olive Tapenade… and Tea

Friends find a tasty way to raise funds for the meeting library.

Ruthie Tippin is a recorded Friends minister. She has served in pastoral ministry in West Branch, Iowa, and most recently at First Friends Meeting in Indianapolis, Ind. Now retired, Ruthie continues to serve Friends in various ways as a retreat speaker, worship leader, and encourager to meetings and their members.


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Faithful Sexuality

By the Working Party on Spirituality and Sexual Ethics. New England Yearly Meeting, 2016. 68 pages. $10/pamphlet; free PDF available at neym.org. At the end of August, a group of evangelicals published a document referred to as “The Nashville Statement,” which explicitly reaffirmed the authors’ orthodox, exclusionary sexual norms and went to the trouble of […]

Gulielma Leonard Fager is a member of Stony Run Meeting in Baltimore, Md., and a Friends Publishing Corporation board member.


Posted in: November 2017 Books, Quaker Libraries
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War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914–1918

By Michael Kazin. Simon & Schuster, 2017. 378 pages. $28/hardcover; $17/paperback (January 2018); $14.99/eBook. This year marks the one-hundredth anniversary of America’s entry into the First World War, the conflict which, at the time, the world hoped and prayed would be “the war to end all wars.” However, it’s a centenary that has passed with […]

Dave Austin is a member of Haddonfield (N.J.) Meeting. He lives in Marlton, N.J., where he teaches middle school world history.


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Hegemony How-To: A Road Map for Radicals; Against Doom: A Climate Insurgency Manual

Hegemony How-To: A Road Map for Radicals. By Jonathan Matthew Smucker. AK Press, 2017. 280 pages. $16.95/paperback; $16.99/eBook. Against Doom: A Climate Insurgency Manual. By Jeremy Brecher. PM Press, 2017. 110 pages. $12.95/paperback; $9.99/eBook. I am about three decades older than Jonathan Matthew Smucker, but I resonate with his description of the life experience of today’s millennials, […]

Steve Chase is a member of Putney (Vt.) Meeting and currently serves as the manager of academic initiatives at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC) in Washington, D.C. He is the author of two Pendle Hill pamphlets and a regular contributor to Minds of the Movement, an ICNC blog on the people and power of civil resistance.


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Called to Community: The Life Jesus Wants for His People

Edited by Charles E. Moore. Plough Publishing House, 2016. 357 pages. $18/paperback; $9.99/eBook. As Quakers know, community building is hard, especially in a culture that values individualism and equates it with freedom. Called to Community, a series of essays by writers ranging from Dostoyevsky to Mother Teresa to Quaker figures such as Rufus Jones and […]

Diane Reynolds lives in Barnesville, Ohio, and is a member of Stillwater Meeting. She is the author of The Doubled Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and an adjunct English professor.


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Let’s Be Salt

Learning, teaching, and practicing the extraordinary power of nonviolence.

A former peace studies teacher at Pendle Hill center in Wallingford, Pa., Daniel O. Snyder is now a pastoral counselor in Black Mountain, N.C. He is the author of the Pendle Hill pamphlet Quaker Witness as Sacrament. He is a member of Swannanoa Valley Meeting in Black Mountain.


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God Still Speaks to the Quakers

A group of activists from many faith traditions work together to protest drone warfare. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world’s largest […]

John Amidon is a longtime attender of Albany (N.Y.) Meeting. A video of this action may be seen at: fdsj.nl/HancockAFB-video and fdsj.nl/nativity-protest.


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