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Confronting the Challenge of Drugs

How can we respond to the catastrophes brought on by the war on drugs?

Eric E. Sterling is executive director of Criminal Justice Policy Foundation in Silver Spring, Md. He is co-clerk of the Ministry and Worship Committee of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting and a graduate of Haverford College.

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Heart of Oneness: A Little Book of Connection

By Jennifer Kavanagh. Christian Alternative Books, 2017. 88 pages. $10.95/paperback; $5.99/eBook. This meditation by a British Quaker may be modest […]

William Shetter is a member of Bloomington (Ind.) Meeting.

Posted in: April 2018 Books, Healing, Quaker Book Reviews
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The Responsibility to Protect: Quakers and Genocide

As I sit writing this article, I hold in my hand a full‐page ad placed by the Save Darfur Coalition […]

Jack T. Patterson, a member of Shrewsbury (N.J.) Meeting, formerly served as a Quaker representative to the United Nations in New York, and now sells antique rural Irish furniture. This article grew out of his work as a consultant to AFSC on Friends response to genocide.

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”Why Does (or Doesn’t) FWCC Do That?

When asked to explain our faith and practice, we Friends often tell stories—of the steadfastness of those who faced persecution, […]

Margaret Fraser, executive secretary of FWCC Section of the Americas, is a member of Swarthmore (Pa.) Meeting.

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A Young Friend at the UN

Upon graduating from Beloit College last year, I began work at Quaker United Nations Office in New York as a […]

Jill Terrell, a member of Wilmington (Ohio) Meeting, has been a program assistant at QUNO for the 2006-07 program year. Information on the work of Quaker United Nations Office is at http://www.quno.org.

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QUNO: Supporting Multilateralism

The Quaker United Nations Office, located in New York and Geneva, represents Quakers at the United Nations and other intergovernmental […]

Laurel Townhead is a program assistant for Human Rights and Refugees at the Quaker United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland.

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The Work of QUNO in New York

Since President George W. Bush’s challenge to the United Nations on September 12, 2002, a day after the first anniversary […]

Jack T. Patterson and Lori Heninger, members of Morningside Meeting in New York, have served as Quaker representatives to the United Nations since 1998. Before then, Jack served on the staff of American Friends Service Committee since 1969. Immediately prior to assuming his current position, he served as Co-Director of the Conflict Resolution Program of AFSC's New York Metropolitan Regional Office, where he headed the Expatriate Dialogues Program. Among his publications is The Power of Truth: A Retrospective Appraisal of the Quaker Study "Speak Truth to Power." Lori's work at the UN focuses on the relationship between inter-national economic systems and conflict, children in armed conflict, and global governance. Prior to this, Lori worked for the Center for Urban Community Services, a U.S.-based not-for-profit organization specializing in providing housing for the homeless and formerly homeless who have special needs. Lori is a graduate of the Columbia School of Social Work and is currently completing her doctorate in social welfare.

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Quaker House at the United Nations

Imagine you are in the living room of your home. Now imagine the same scene, except that in addition to […]

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FCNL’S 50th Jubilee: A Look Back

As I look back over FCNL’s first 50 years, the past, the present, and the future merge, separate, and reconnect. […]

Ed Snyder, FCNL's executive secretary emeritus, completed 35 years with FCNL in 1990. He and his wife, Bonnie, now life in Bar Harbor in his home state of Maine, where they are members of Acadia Friends Meeting. He is clerk of the newly formed Friends Committee on Maine Public Policy.

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