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Immigration and Friends Testimonies: Seeing That of God in Our Immigrant Neighbors

Friends have been concerned about the exploitation and dehumanization of workers for many years, most notably in our opposition to […]

Danielle Short is a member of Mountain View Meeting in Denver, Colo. She is the human rights program director at the Colorado office of American Friends Service Committee, where she has done community organizing with Latino/Latina immigrants and citizen supporters of immigrant rights. She is currently coordinating the production of a DVD faith curriculum on immigration, a joint project with the Colorado Council of Churches, Iliff School of Theology, the Bell Policy Center, the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, and AFSC. She is also in the process of co-founding an intentional community based on sustainability, shared spirituality, and social justice work.

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A Lesson from a Lynching

When the call came to several Atlanta churches for volunteers to play the role of white Klansmen in the reenactment […]

Joe Parko is a member of Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting.

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Journeying in Darkness

When I was in the second grade I received a Bible, a gift from my Sunday school. In the New […]

Melody Brazo, a member of Fresh Pond Meeting in Cambridge, Mass., is a social justice and diversity consultant, working in schools and in community and religious organizations.

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The Aspirations of Andean Quakers

Yes, there are Quakers in the Andes—lots of them. And, yes, they have aspirations. Working with them, as a Quaker […]

Newton Garver, a member of Buffalo (N.Y.) Meeting, has traveled to Bolivia seven times: in 1999 with the Quaker Study Tour, in 2000 as a new board member of Quaker Bolivia Link, the next two years as a co-leader (with Barbara Flynn) of the Quaker Study Tour, and the last three visits on behalf of the Bolivian Quaker Education Fund. His book Limits to Power: Some Friendly Reminders (Center Working Papers, 2006) contains five of his reports on political developments in Bolivia since 2003, and subsequent ones can be found at http://buffaloreport.com/2006/061104.garver.progress.html.

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A Quaker Speaks from the Black Experience

The history, role, and involvement of African Americans in the Religious Society of Friends have been subjects of long‐standing interest […]

James Fletcher is a member of College Station Worship Sharing Group in Houston, Tex. He is treasurer for American Friends Service Committee, and has served extensively with AFSC, Friends World Committee for Consultation, and other Friends organizations in work in the Republic of South Africa. He is co-founder of the Fellowship of Friends of African Descent (FFAD), and co-author of two books, A Quaker Speaks From the Black Experience: The Life and Collected Works of Barrington Dunbar and Friends Face the World. This essay was adapted from a speech to FFAD in April 2006.

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Christmas 1944

The small photo shows three children smiling, each clutching a book, waving to someone behind a third‐story window. It is […]

Tina Coffin moved to the United States at the age of 34 with her (American) husband and children. She is a member of Little Rock (Ark.) Meeting and is clerk of Wider Quaker Fellowship. She and John met in the '60s when both were teachers at the International Quaker School in the Netherlands. After their move to the United States, they joined the Religious Society of Friends in Nashville, Tenn.

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Going Beyond the Comfort Zone

It’s Saturday evening and the talent show is about to begin. The first act is a series of Irish jokes […]

Miriam Yagud and Indigo Redfern attend Bristol Central Meeting in England. They have been visiting the United States for almost a year, working on organic farms and visiting Quaker meetings.

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The Need for Radical Acceptance

I’m a 26‐year‐old African American Quaker. There are parts of my life that seem typical to the lives of young […]

Tai Amri Spann-Wilson, a member of Durham (Maine) Meeting, currently resides in Lawrence, Kans., where he is seeking guidance from the Spirit in sustainable community living. He is a recent graduate from Naropa University's Writing and Poetics Department and loves writing short fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and prose.

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It’s Not About a Hurricane

I spent six mid‐April days in New Orleans, working with a group called Common Ground. I lived in a Catholic […]

Barbara Benton, Friends Journal's art director, is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.

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Standing for Miss Rosa

“I’ll go late in the day,” I tell my husband. “That way, I’ll avoid most of the crowd.” It’s Sunday, […]

Gerri Williams, a member and alternate clerk of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.), is in graduate studies in International Migration Trafficking; she leads workshops on human trafficking for Friends' and other organizations.

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