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Facing Hard Truths

What can Friends learn from the hospice movement?

Robin Mohr is happily married with two young adult children. She currently serves on the property committee of her monthly meeting and as executive secretary for Friends World Committee for Consultation Section of the Americas. This article is based on her personal leading and does not reflect an official position of FWCC.

Posted in: Features, The State of Quaker Institutions
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TheMaking

The Making of a Democratic Economy: Building Prosperity for the Many, Not Just the Few

By Marjorie Kelly and Ted Howard. Berrett‐Koehler Publishers, 2019. 192 pages. $26.95/hardcover or eBook.

Pamela Haines is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting. Her most recent book is Money and Soul, an expansion of a Pendle Hill pamphlet by the same name.

Posted in: April 2020 Book Reviews, Quaker Book Reviews, The State of Quaker Institutions
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TheRoad

The Road to Healing: A Civil Rights Reparations Story in Prince Edward County, Virginia

By Ken Woodley. NewSouth Books, 2019. 224 pages. $27.95/hardcover; $9.99/eBook.

Patience A. Schenck is a member of Annapolis (Md.) Meeting and a resident of Friends House Retirement Community in Sandy Spring, Md. She is the author of two Pendle Hill pamphlets, Answering the Call to Heal the World and Living Our Testimony on Equality: A White Friend’s Experience.

Posted in: April 2020 Book Reviews, Quaker Book Reviews, The State of Quaker Institutions
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The Next Testimony

Can Friends model a new kind of Christian governance?

Andrew Huff served with Quaker Voluntary Service in Boston, Mass., in 2015–16. He attends Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.

Posted in: Features, Unnamed Quaker Creeds
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OnLiving

On Living with a Concern for Gospel Ministry (Second Edition)

By Brian Drayton. QuakerPress of Friends General Conference, 2019. 224 pages. $16.95/paperback; $9.95/eBook.

Max L. Carter is a member of New Garden Meeting in Greensboro, N.C., and the retired William R. Rogers director of Friends Center and Quaker studies at Guilford College.

Posted in: March 2020 Book Reviews, Quaker Book Reviews, Unnamed Quaker Creeds
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Writing Opp: Membership and Friends (due 3/19/2020)

Membership and Friends: Who’s a “real Quaker” and who isn’t? What does it mean for someone to join and what […]

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.

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Writing Opp: Thin Spaces (due 2/10/2020)

Thin Spaces: With few rituals to guide us, Quaker worship at its core is a direct connection with the Divine. […]

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.

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Student Writing Opp: Creating Change (due 2/17/2020)

What change do you want to see happen in your community?

Gail Whiffen is associate editor of Friends Journal. Contact: [email protected]

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Writing Opp: The State of Quaker Institutions (closed)

Quaker institutions: What’s working and what isn’t and which beloved institutions do we need to make sure we keep alive? […]

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

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The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope for, and Believe

By Richard Rohr. Convergent Books, 2019. 272 pages. $26/hardcover; $12.99/eBook.

Ken Jacobsen and his wife, Katharine, until her death in 2017, served as teachers and co-directors in Quaker communities such as Olney Friends School and Pendle Hill. Ken has taught theology and healing at Chicago Theological Seminary and has led retreats on Jesus’s teachings at Friends Center in Barnesville, Ohio. He keeps his home in Wisconsin as a poustinia, a retreat house for spiritual travelers.

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