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Sophia-Stylianos

Truly Winning at Life

Competition is a big part of the everyday world. It overlaps with the desire for power and the desire for […]

Sophia Stylianos, Grade 6, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, Student Voices Project, Student Voices Project 2019
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The MK <i>St. Louis</i> surrounded by smaller vessels in the port of Havana, via Wikimedia.

Pacifism Revisited

By avoiding pacifism in the twentieth century, we skirted opportunities to unlearn racism.

Katherine HawkerSelf lives in St. Louis, Mo.

Posted in: Humor in Religion, Viewpoint
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Occasions for Plain Dress

Are there times we might let our clothes speak?

Gracia Fay Ellwood lives in Ojai, Calif.

Posted in: Outside the Meetinghouse, Viewpoint
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Eleven Steps toward an Enduring World

A fiercely idealistic vision of a humanity cured of its addiction to violence and war.

Robert Dockhorn, a member of Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., was trained as a European historian. He is a former administrator of Testimonies and Concerns programs for Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and a former senior editor of Friends Journal.

Posted in: Features, February 2019
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A Cautious Hope

An introduction to the January 2019 issue, “A Racially Diverse Society of Friends?”

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal: [email protected]

Posted in: Among Friends, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
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Participants at the 2018 Gathering of the Fellowship of Friends of African Descent in Philadelphia, Pa. Photo courtesy of the author.

Are We Ready to Make the Necessary Changes?

What barriers prevent a racially diverse Religious Society of Friends in the United States?

Vanessa Julye leads workshops, and speaks and writes articles on issues regarding racism. A member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, who travels under a concern for addressing racism in Quakerism with a travel minute from her meeting, Vanessa is Friends General Conference's coordinator for the Ministry on Racism, Youth, and Institutional Assessment.

Posted in: Features, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
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IAR Task Force members at their August 2018 meeting at Red Cedar Meeting in East Lansing, Mich. Justin Connor (top row center); Sharon Lane-Getaz (lower right).

An Interview with the Co‐clerks of Institutional Assessment on Racism Task Force

Looking at Friends General Conference’s work of racial self‐examination.

Sharon Lane-Getaz attends Cannon Valley Meeting in Northfield, Minn., where she teaches at a local college; she and her wife are newly "empty nesting" as their daughter has started college. Justin Connor is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.); he is an attorney living in Washington with his family. Sharon and Justin are the co-clerks of FGC's Institutional Assessment on Racism Task Force. The interview was conducted by Friends Journal senior editor Martin Kelley.

Posted in: Features, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
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The Mystic Soul of a More Whole Religious Society

How to move beyond denial and defensiveness when talking about race.

Since 2014 through Undoing Racism Group, an unofficial group of Friends seeking to co-create Beloved Community, Viv Hawkins has learned much about racism; she has much yet to learn and do. A member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, she embraces a ministry to foster faithfulness and Lola Georg, her life partner.

Posted in: Online Features, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
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The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America

By Frances FitzGerald. Simon & Schuster, 2017. 752 pages. $35/hardcover; $20/paperback; $14.99/eBook. Frances FitzGerald offers a spectacular sweep of the […]

Zae Asa Illo (formerly David Breitzmann) is a member of San Francisco (Calif.) Meeting. He has a nearly two-year standing anchor committee and has been engaged in street preaching for several months. He is also working on releasing a collection of poetry, launching a new social enterprise, and applying to seminary in 2020.

Posted in: January 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
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How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning

By George Lakey. Melville House, 2018. 224 pages. $16.99/paperback; $13.99/eBook (title available December 2018). In June 1934 Quaker biblical scholar […]

Steve Chase is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.), the manager of Academic Initiatives at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC), and an organizer with the Occupation Free DC anti-police brutality campaign. He is a published author and a regular contributor to ICNC's Minds of the Movement blog.

Posted in: Books That Have Changed Us, November 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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