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Book Clubs of Friends Meetings

Friends share what their meetings are reading.

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The Social Justice Testimony

Joining a meeting does not purify us of racism. 馃敀

Dwight L. Wilson, father of four sons and member of Ann Arbor (Mich.) Meeting, worked as an educator at Oakwood Friends School, Moorestown Friends School, and Friends School in Detroit. He also served as Friends General Conference general secretary and writes historical novels, including Sarah鈥檚 Song and Out of the Shadow of Darkness.


Posted in: Features, October 2014: Experience of Friends of Color
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On Being Good

Opening up those parts of ourselves we keep in the shadows.

Sharon Goens-Bradley works for the American Friends Service Committee and is the Healing Justice Program director in the Twin Cities office in Minnesota. Sharon has a master鈥檚 degree in counseling psychology and has worked as a mediator, circle keeper, and restorative justice practitioner. She lives in Minneapolis with her wife and daughter.


Posted in: Features, October 2014: Experience of Friends of Color
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Witness to Quaker Racism: A Cautionary Tale

A standoff at the meetinghouse. 馃敀

Sharon Smith is a lifelong, Black-Indian Friend. She is a former clerk of the East Sandwich Preparative Meeting鈥檚 Peace and Social Concerns Committee and former co-clerk of the New England Yearly Meeting Racial Social and Economic Justice Committee. She is currently a member of the Cuffee Meeting and lives in western North Carolina and is at work on a book, Mixed Blessing: Growing Up Black-Indian and Quaker.


Posted in: Features, October 2014: Experience of Friends of Color
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Participants in the 2014 FGC Pre-Gathering Retreat for Friends of Color and their families.

A Journey toward Eliminating Racism in the Religious Society of Friends

A ministry to abolish racism within Quakerism

Vanessa Julye is the nurturing ministries co枚rdinator for Friends General Conference鈥檚 Ministry on Racism and Youth Ministries Programs. A member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting and the Haverford College Corporation, Vanessa has published numerous articles and pamphlets and serves as a guest speaker for many Friends meetings. Vanessa meets with Friends of Color throughout the world.


Posted in: Features, October 2014: Experience of Friends of Color
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Around the Web: Quakers Respond to the George Zimmerman Verdict

Around the web and within communities of Friends, Quakers are responding to the outcome of the George Zimmerman trial, in [鈥

Gail Whiffen is Friends Journal鈥檚 associate editor.


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Reading 50 Years of FRIENDS JOURNAL

I think that I am something of an oddity among the readers of Friends Journal. I grew up in a [鈥

Thomas D. Hamm is archivist and professor of history at Earlham College and a member and clerk of First Friends Meeting in New Castle, Ind. His book The Quakers in America was published in 2003.


Posted in: Features
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New Beginnings

As clerk of the Sing Sing Quaker Meeting, I am blessed to have the opportunity to receive and read Friends [鈥


Posted in: Features, March 2001
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Dear Friends (an Open Letter)

The Oslo Accords have presented the world with misleading images of peace [between Israel and the Palestinians], and now we [鈥

Jean Zaru, presiding clerk of Ramallah Meeting in the West Bank, wrote this letter in December 2000 to describe conditions in the West Bank from her point of view as a Palestinian.


Posted in: Features, March 2001
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