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Writing Opp: The State of Quaker Institutions (due 1/13/2020)

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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Gambling: A Violation of the Quaker Testimonies

A violation of the Quaker testimonies?

Michael Song is a senior at Friends Academy in Locust Valley, N.Y. He is interested in Quaker values and always strives to apply them in his life.

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Friends Housing Cooperative was founded in 1952 and continues to provide affordable interracial housing. Photo © AFSC Archives.

Continuing a Quaker Affordable Housing Legacy

Friends past and present working on housing access in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Eric Malm is a professor of economics and business management at Cabrini University in Radnor, Pa., a member Norristown (Pa.) Meeting, and a member of Abington Quarter’s Home and Care Committee. More information about the meeting’s housing project can be found at norristownfriends.org.

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I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening): A Guide to Grace‐Filled Political Conversations

By Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth A. Silvers. Nelson Books, 2019. 224 pages. $24.99/hardcover; $17.99/paperback (available February 2020); $9.99/eBook.

Carl Blumenthal is a member of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Meeting.

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Losing Earth: A Recent History

By Nathaniel Rich. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019. 224 pages. $25/hardcover; $11.99/eBook.

Phil Favero is a member of Agate Passage Meeting in Washington State. He is a Montana native, a former member of Annapolis (Md.) Meeting, a retired economist, and a longtime supporter of Friends’ work to right our relationship with the natural world.

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Forgotten Occupation: Life in the Syrian Golan after 50 Years of Israeli Occupation

Edited and published by Al‐Marsad Arab Human Rights Centre in Golan Heights, 2018. 144 pages. Free PDF download at golan​-marsad​.org/​p​u​b​l​i​c​a​t​i​ons.

Lauren Brownlee is a member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting and is a member of the Quaker Palestine Israel Network.

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Marian Bradley Hoge

Hoge—Marian Bradley Hoge, 94, on February 11, 2019, peacefully, in Albuquerque, N.M. Marian was born on December 5, 1924, in […]

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Peace monitors with Thabo Makgoba (on right), the Anglican archbishop of Cape Town. Photos courtesy of the authors.

Leadings of the Spirit

American and South African activists bring election monitoring to Cape Town suburbs.

A member of Cape Eastern Meeting in South Africa, Rommel Roberts has been an activist in various human rights, development, and nonviolent election campaigns. Through his work with Bishop Tutu, he traveled internationally among Friends and others to develop anti-apartheid support. He is the author of Seeds of Peace.

Robin Roberts, originally from California, is involved with rural and township development work, focused especially on Black youth and women. She and Rommel have fostered two girls for the past seven years. She is an internationally known artist.

Lark Worth of Kendal Meeting in Kennett Square, Pa., met Rommel in 1987 when he toured Philadelphia-area meetings and Quaker schools with the challenging question: “How do we love in the face of fear and hate?”

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A women’s self-help group on saving money together. Photos by Teddy Ruberintwari/Rwaga Agency

Empowering Women against Gender‐based Violence

The story of Burundi’s Friends Women’s Association.

Parfaite Ntahuba is one of the three female pastors from the Evangelical Friends Church of Burundi. She is the senior pastor in Kamenge Meeting, which has more than 2,500 members, and the national coordinator of Friends Women’s Association.

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Becoming Fully Human: Writings on Quakers and Christian Thought

By Michael Langford. Friends of the Light, 2019. 456 pages. $19.14/paperback; $4.99/eBook.

Paul Buckley is a member of Community Friends Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of numerous articles and books on Quakerism and travels in the ministry urging revival among Friends. His most recent book is Primitive Quakerism Revived: Living as Friends in the Twenty-First Century.

Posted in: Friends in Africa, October 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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