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We Are Not John Woolman

The prophetic agitator is remembered and spoken of years later; the people that wanted them gone are forgotten today.

Gabbreell James is a lifelong Friend of color, active in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting's Undoing Racism Group and at her monthly meeting, Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia. She wants to help Friends be truly welcoming to all people.


Posted in: Features, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
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Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming

Edited by Paul Hawken. Penguin Books, 2017. 256 pages. $22/paperback; $13.99/eBook. Beautiful and big, with striking color photographs on every [鈥

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)
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Peter George Walsh

Walsh鈥擯eter George Walsh, 102, on May 27, 2018, in Takoma Park, Md. Peter was born on March 4, 1916, in [鈥

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Emma Membreno-Sorto sharing a statement at the March 14 press conference held at Albuquerque Meeting. Image from YouTube.

Provide Sanctuary

It is time for people of conscience to embrace the brothers and sisters among us. 馃敀 Friends Journal Member? Sign [鈥

Michael Resman lives in聽Rochester, Minn.


Posted in: Quakers and Christianity, Viewpoint
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From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea

By Kai Cheng Thom, illustrated by Wai鈥怸ant Li and Kai Yun Ching. Arsenal Pulp Press, 2017. 40 pages. $17.95/hardcover; $9.99/eBook. [鈥

Retired school librarian Margaret T. Walden is a member of Cleveland (Ohio) Meeting. Some of her grandchildren, whom she loves dearly, are in the LGBTQ community.


Posted in: December 2018 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, Quakers and Christianity
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Manjhi Moves a Mountain

By Nancy Churnin, illustrated by Danny Popovici. Creston Books, 2017. 32 pages. $17.99/hardcover. Recommended for ages 5鈥9. This lovely book [鈥

Anne Nydam is a member of Wellesley (Mass.) Meeting, where she teaches First-day school. A former middle school art teacher, she now stays home with her children, while working as an artist and writer.


Posted in: December 2018 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, Quakers and Christianity
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Maryhelen Hintz Snyder

Snyder鈥擬aryhelen Hintz Snyder, 85, on January 23, 2018, in Vienna, Va. Mel was born on October 6, 1932, in Brooklyn, [鈥

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Treading Water at the Shark Caf茅: A Memoir of the Yugoslav Wars

By Lyndon Back. Open Books Press, 2018. 248 pages. $17.95/paperback; $3.99/eBook. In the early 1990s, Lyndon Back was living in [鈥

Robert Dockhorn is a member of Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa.


Posted in: Books That Have Changed Us, November 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Seeking Solid Ground in the Money Swamp

A Friends meeting looks beyond rainy days to build a better relationship with money.

Pamela Haines, a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, delivered the keynote address at Intermountain Yearly Meeting in 2017 on 鈥淢oney, Community, and Integrity.鈥 Her Pendle Hill pamphlet, Money and Soul, was published this spring. She is active in the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Eco-Justice Collaborative and Friends Economic Integrity Project.


Posted in: Features, Meetings and Money
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Money as a Mutual Blessing

Moving from anxiety and greed to milk and honey.

Lola Georg attends Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. She is a licensed professional counselor in private practice. Previously, she had an extensive career in financial management for nonprofits, including Quaker organizations. She conducts workshops about the spirituality of money (spiritualityofmoney.com). She loves Viv Hawkins, and they live in Philadelphia.


Posted in: Features, Meetings and Money
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