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Treading Water at the Shark Café: 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 […]

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 “Money, Community, and Integrity.” 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.


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The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row

By Anthony Ray Hinton with Lara Love Hardin. St. Martin’s Press, 2018. 272 pages. $26.99/hardcover; $16.99/paperback (available June 2019); $13.99/eBook. […]

Judith Favor, a member of Claremont (Calif.) Meeting, befriended Rosie Alfaro in 1999. Their enduring friendship powered Judith’s work with AVP and sparked her efforts to end the death penalty.


Posted in: Meetings and Money, October 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Quaker Works October 2018

A semiannual feature to connect Friends Journal readers to the good works of Quaker organizations.

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Vintage Saints and Sinners: 25 Christians Who Transformed My Faith

By Karen Wright Marsh. IVP Books, 2017. 224 pages. $20/hardcover; $16/paperback; $15.99/eBook. Vintage Saints and Sinners: 25 Christians Who Transformed […]

Bob Dixon-Kolar is an assistant professor of English at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Ill. He and his family are members of Evanston (Ill.) Meeting.


Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2018, September 2018 Books
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Emma Gonzalez speaks at the March for Our Lives. Photo: Mobilus In Mobili via Wikimedia.

Planning for a Trending #Quakers

Finding today’s lost sheep in a Twitter feed.

Josephine Posti is a member of Pittsburgh (Pa.) Meeting and helps manage Lake Erie Yearly Meeting’s Facebook and Twitter platforms. She is also the newly appointed assistant clerk of the yearly meeting. Find her at @joposti.


Posted in: Going Viral with Quakerism, Online Features
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Civility Can Be Dangerous

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.


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Growing and Evolving the Quaker Way

Our introduction to the August issue on Going Viral with Quakerism

Gabriel Ehri is executive director of Friends Journal.


Posted in: Among Friends, Going Viral with Quakerism, Unfeatured
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The Grief and the Promised Land

Leaving behind the things that feel safe and comfortable.

Emily Provance, a member of Fifteenth Street Meeting in New York City, is called to a ministry of hearth building: that is, to the work of creating a home for Friends, a community rich with nourishing opportunities, so that each of us can then minister in the world, fully fed. She is an associate of Good News Associates, a nonprofit organization that supports non-institutional ministries.


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