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The Prophetic and the Pragmatic in Politics

We are in good company as we fumble and grope to find our way in politics.

Isaac May is a graduate of Earlham College and Harvard Divinity School. He is currently pursuing a PhD in religious studies at the University of Virginia. Isaac has published several articles on Quaker history. He holds membership in Charlottesville (Va.) Meeting.

Posted in: Features, January 2016: Quakers and the Political Process
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Viewpoint: Wealth Among Friends

Our reader鈥檚 opinion column.

Shelley Cochran lives in Rochester, N.Y.

Posted in: December 2015: Economic Justice and Poverty, Viewpoint
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"Check List on Simple Living" (FJ April 15, 1975)

60th Anniversary December 2015

Poverty and the testimony of simplicity.

Trevor Johnson is the editorial fellow at Friends Journal through Quaker Voluntary Service鈥檚 second-year Alumni Fellows program.

Posted in: December 2015: Economic Justice and Poverty, From the Archives
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Testimony: Quakerism and Theological Ethics

By Rachel Muers. SCM Press, 2015. 192 pages. $56/paperback or eBook. Testimony is an exploration of the source, character, and [鈥

Tom Paxson is a member of Kendal Meeting of Kendal at Longwood in Kennett Square, Pa., and has been involved in ecumenical work for Friends General Conference since 1990.

Posted in: November 2015 Books, November 2015: Books and Pop Culture, Quaker Book Reviews, Uncategorized
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Coming Home: Ministry That Matters with Veterans and Military Families

By Zachary Moon. Chalice Press, 2015. 79 pages. $14.99/paperback; $7.50 eBook. Buy on FJ Amazon Store If you want to gain insight into what [鈥

Tracey Waite has been a member of Little Falls Meeting in Fallston, Md., for 20 years. She is married to a Vietnam veteran and has been privileged to learn from the experiences and perspectives of many military veterans.

Posted in: November 2015 Books, November 2015: Books and Pop Culture, Quaker Book Reviews, Uncategorized
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Change the Story, Change the Future: A Living Economy for a Living Earth

By David C. Korten. Berrett鈥怟oehler Publishers, 2015. 169 pages. $19.95/paperback; $9.99/eBook. Finally we have a book that brings together the [鈥

Ruah Swennerfelt is a member of Burlington (Vt.) Meeting and is active in New England Yearly Meeting鈥檚 Earthcare Ministry Committee, Vermont Interfaith Power and Light, and Transition Town Charlotte, Vt.

Posted in: October 2015 Books, October 2015: Faithful Living, Quaker Book Reviews
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Finding a Third Way with Veterans

The August 2015 Viewpoint

Andy Henry lives in Newberg, Ore.

Posted in: August 2015: The Effects of War, Viewpoint
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A Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and the American Experience

By Emerson W. Baker. Oxford University Press, 2014. 398 pages. $29.95/hardcover; $21.99/eBook. Emerson W. Baker鈥檚 book begins on a surprising [鈥

Thomas D. Hamm is professor of history and director of special collections at Earlham College and a member of First Friends Meeting in New Castle, Ind. His great-aunt nine times removed, Mary Parker, was one of the women hanged in 1692.

Posted in: August 2015 Books, August 2015: The Effects of War, Quaker Book Reviews
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Inner Peace, Outer Peace

A spiritual practice of integrity in communications.

Elizabeth De Sa is a writer, mother, teacher, and practitioner of Nonviolent Communication. Of Indian descent, she grew up in England and now lives in intentional community in North Carolina. She attends Swannanoa Valley Meeting in Black Mountain, N.C. She is the author of Pendle Hill pamphlet #414, Seeking Inner Peace. Her website is innerpeace-outerpeace.org.

Posted in: Features, June/July 2015: Activists vs Mystics vs Pragmatists
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Viewpoint: Idealism and Pacifism

The early Quaker words and their implications are haunting. No matter how deeply our sense of justice is affronted and [鈥

Ralph Lelii lives in Elkins Park, Pa.

Posted in: Friends and Other Faiths: Friends and Other Faiths, Viewpoint
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