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Moral Commerce: Quakers and the Transatlantic Boycott of the Slave Labor Economy

By Julie L. Holcomb. Cornell University Press, 2016. 252 pages. $39.95/hardcover or eBook. Those who know much about Quaker history [鈥

Larry Ingle is an historian of Quakerism whose most recent publication is Nixon鈥檚 First Cover-up: The Religious Life of a Quaker President. A member of Chattanooga (Tenn.) Meeting, he is retired from the history department of University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.


Posted in: August 2017 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, The Art of Dying
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Written by Ava DuVernay and Spencer Averick, directed by Ava DuVernay. Netflix Documentary, 2016. 100 minutes. Public screenings are free [鈥

David Etheridge is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and clerk of Baltimore Yearly Meeting鈥檚 Working Group on Racism.


Posted in: August 2017 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, The Art of Dying
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Quakers, Restrooms, and the Learning Curve

Quakers tend to follow the leading to be in the world but not of it, although last summer gave us [鈥

Debby Churchman lives in Arlington, Va., and works for Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.).


Posted in: Quaker Summers, Viewpoint
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The Anti-War: Peace Finds the Purpose of a Peculiar People

By Douglas Gwyn. Inner Light Books, 2016. 208 pages. $30/hardcover; $17.50/paperback. Doug Gwyn may have given more thought to the [鈥

Paul Buckley is a Quaker historian and theologian. He is a member of Community Friends Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Essential Elias Hicks is his most recent book for Friends.


Posted in: AFSC Centennial, April 2017 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Enlarging Our Circle of Love

By Margaret Fisher. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (number 440), 2016. 32 pages. $7/pamphlet. A physician, organic gardener, and member of Baltimore [鈥

Carl Blumenthal is a member of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Meeting. He was a culture critic at the Brooklyn Daily Eagle for 20 years. Food was one of his beats.


Posted in: February 2017, February 2017 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know

By Joseph Romm. Oxford University Press, 2015. 328 pages. $16.95/paperback; $10.99/eBook. Based on our agreement with climate scientists that global [鈥

Philip Favero is a former agricultural economist at Michigan State and South Dakota State Universities and at the University of Maryland. In 2014 he cofounded the Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis, which stems from Annapolis (Md.) Meeting and is dedicated to advocacy and education about climate change (see csgannapolis鈥.org).


Posted in: January 2017 Books, January 2017: Quakers in the Workplace
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A Seal upon the Heart: Quaker Readings in the Song of Songs

By Michael Birkel. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (number 438), 2016. 34 pages. $7/pamphlet. 鈥淜isses Sweeter Than Wine鈥濃攕ome of us can remember [鈥

Brad Sheeks is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.


Posted in: November 2016 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Quakers and Social Media
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Why Quakers Stopped Voting

Friends have long wrestled with the moral implications of voting.

Paul Buckley is a member of Community Friends Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of numerous articles and books on Quaker history, faith, and practice. His most recent book is The Essential Elias Hicks.


Posted in: Crossing Cultures, Features
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The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement

By William J. Barber II, with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove. Beacon Press, 2016. 138 pages. $24.95/hardcover; $16/paperback; $23.99/eBook. Many of us still [鈥

Pamela Haines is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.


Posted in: Crossing Cultures, October 2016 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Constitution Day in Fjelhamar, Norway, May 17, 2014.

Equality among Today鈥檚 Vikings

Quaker testimonies don鈥檛 have to be compromised in politics.

George Lakey鈥檚 research for his new book Viking Economics (available from QuakerBooks) was supported by Swarthmore College during his seven years there as professor. He cofounded Earth Quaker Action Team (eqat鈥.org) whose new campaign unites concerns for racial, economic, and climate justice. His column on Wagingnonviolence鈥.org is 鈥淟iving Revolution.鈥


Posted in: Features, September 2016
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