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Kat Griffith is a member of Winnebago Worship Group in east central Wisconsin, a high school teacher, and former homeschooler. She has previously written for Friends Journal about Northern Yearly Meeting's relationship with Salvadoran Friends and "Conversations from the Heartland," a series of discussions with conservative Christian homeschooling friends.
An earlier version of this article appeared in the November 2016 issue of What Canst Thou Say?
Posted in: Features, February 2019
The Green Burial Guidebook: Everything You Need to Plan an Affordable, Environmentally Friendly Burial
By Elizabeth Fournier. New World Library, 2018. 208 pages. $15.95/paperback; $12.76/eBook. I’ve been interested in the idea of a green […]
Ruah Swennerfelt is a member of Burlington (Vt.) Meeting. She has worked for Earth for many decades and currently is involved in the international Transition Town Movement.
Posted in: February 2019, February 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
Edited by Paul Hawken. Penguin Books, 2017. 256 pages. $22/paperback; $13.99/eBook. Beautiful and big, with striking color photographs on every […]
Pamela Haines is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.
Posted in: January 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
Magical thinking, non‐belief, and respecting others’ paths.
Elizabeth Boardman has been an active Quaker for many years and is now a member of Redwood Forest Meeting in Santa Rosa, Calif. Her books on Quaker themes include Where Should I Stand? A Field Guide for Monthly Meeting Clerks and Letters from Lillian: Faith and Practice among Modern Liberal Quakers. Much of her poetry deals with issues of faith.
Posted in: Features, Quakers and Christianity
In 1934, AFSC co‐founder Henry Cadbury advised Jewish rabbis to be gentler on Hitler. Is civility a substitute for morality?
Lucy Duncan is the director of Friends Relations at the American Friends Service Committee.
Posted in: Meetings and Money, Online Features
When photography becomes worship.
Arthur Fink is a photographer of dance and other subjects; a sought-after speaker; a consultant helping organizations with mission, focus, communication, and conflict; a mentor to many; and co-recording clerk of Portland (Maine) Meeting. His most recent show was of photographs taken at Auschwitz and Birkenau.
Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, Features
The upcoming U.S. Congressional mid‐term elections already have at least seven Quaker candidates for office. How does their Quaker faith […]
By Kabir Helminski. White Cloud Press, 2017. 140 pages. $14.95/Paperback; $13.99/eBook. Kabir Edmund Helminski is a well‐known American writer on […]
William Shetter is a member of Bloomington (Ind.) Meeting. He has traveled to the Muslim world several times on visits to his Arab in-law family.
Posted in: March 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Quakers and the Holy Land
Have we forgotten the reasons for our practices?
Donne Hayden is a member of Cincinnati (Ohio) Meeting. In 2012, she attended the Friends World Committee for Consultation World Gathering of Friends in Kenya, where she saw the Spirit move in singing and dancing Friends.
Posted in: Conflict and Controversy, Features
By Becky Ankeny. Meetinghouse, 2017. 42 pages. $3/pamphlet; free eBook. Evangelical Friends in Northwest Yearly Meeting have for some time […]
Mitchell Santine Gould is the leading authority on Walt Whitman’s Quakerism, and runs the website leavesofgrass.org. His analysis of transcendentalism as the secularization of Quakerism has appeared in Quaker History and in Quaker Theology. He is an attender at Multnomah Meeting in Portland, Ore.
Posted in: Conscience, October 2017 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
Never Having Set Foot in the Meetinghouse by Yohannes “Knowledge” Johnson
What Does the Outside Say? by Brad Stocker
Faces of Addiction by Eric K. Hatch
Faithful Action on Climate Change by Lynn Fitz‐Hugh
Experiments with Worship by Elizabeth Claggett‐Borne
Holding Unite the Right to the Light by Debby Churchman