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Lens on Syria: A Photographic Tour of Its Ancient and Modern Culture

By Daniel Demeter. Just World Books, 2016. 304 pages. $49.99/hardcover; $29.99/paperback. While I do know a fair amount about photography, [鈥

Brent Bill is a photographer, writer, and retreat leader who lives in Indiana. A member of West Newton (Ind.) Meeting, his newest book Beauty, Truth, Life, and Love will be released in September 2019.

Posted in: June/July 2019 Books, June/July 2019: Food Choices, Quaker Book Reviews
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Never Can I Write of Damascus: When Syria Became Our Home

By Theresa Kubasak and Gabe Huck. Just World Books, 2016. 272 pages. $24.99/paperback. The title of this excellent memoir comes [鈥

Beth Taylor is a member of Westerly (R.I.) Meeting, instructor in Brown鈥檚 Nonfiction Writing Program, and author of The Plain Language of Love and Loss: A Quaker Memoir.

Posted in: March 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Quakers and the Holy Land
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God Still Speaks to the Quakers

A group of activists from many faith traditions work together to protest drone warfare.

John Amidon is a longtime attender of Albany (N.Y.) Meeting. A video of this action may be seen at: fdsj.nl/HancockAFB-video and fdsj.nl/nativity-protest.

Posted in: Conscience, Features
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Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family鈥檚 Journey

By Margriet Ruurs, translated by Falah Raheem, illustrated by Nizar Ali Badr. Orca Book Publishers, 2016. 28 pages. $20/hardcover; $9.99/eBook. [鈥

Diya Abdo is a native Arabic speaker and associate professor and department chair of English at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C. She is the founder and director of Every Campus a Refuge.

Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, Quaker Summers, Young Friends Bookshelf
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The Power of Goodness: Art and Stories for a Culture of Peace

Edited by Nadine Hoover, forewords by Pete Seeger and Musa Akhmadov. Conscience Studio, 2016. 120 pages, $20/paperback. Recommended for all [鈥

Dave Austin is a member of Haddonfield (N.J.) Meeting. He teaches middle school world history and Holocaust studies. He is currently at work on a book about the Holocaust.

Posted in: December 2016: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Giving and Philanthropy, Quaker Book Reviews
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Peace, Climate, and Reproductive Health

Human population growth is at the heart of many of today鈥檚 conflicts.

Richard Grossman is a member of Durango (Colo.) Meeting. In addition to practicing obstetrics and gynecology for 38 years in Durango, he writes a monthly column for the Durango Herald. Past issues of 鈥淧opulation Matters!鈥 are available at Population-matters.org.

Posted in: Features, September 2015: Reproduction and Family Planning
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