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Writing Opp: Friends in Africa (due July 8, 2019)

Half of the world’s Friends live in Africa; Kenya alone has almost twice as many Friends as the United States. […]

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.

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We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide

By Carol Anderson and Tonya Bolden. Bloomsbury YA, 2018. 288 pages. $19.99/hardcover; $13.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 12–18. In her 2016 […]

Anna Carolyn McCormally is a member of Herndon (Va.) Meeting. She is the recipient of Pendle Hill’s 2019 Minnie Jane Arts Scholarship and is serving as writer in residence there from March through July 2019. Anna has a MFA in fiction from the University of Maryland.

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, May 2019: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews
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David Hartsough with Dr. Tiznoykek in Iran. Photo courtesy the author.

An American Casualty of U.S. Economic Sanctions on Iran

A Quaker activist learns first‐hand about the medical costs of U.S. sanctions.

David Hartsough is a Quaker from San Francisco, author of Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist, director of Peaceworkers, and co-founder of World Beyond War and Nonviolent Peaceforce.

For more info on the trip, see Code Pink's "Blogs from Iran." For more info on the effect of U.S. sanctions on Iran, see World Beyond War's "Iranian Sanctions: Iraq Redux?" and "Fear, Hate and Violence: The Human Cost of US Sanctions on Iran."

This article was originally printed online on April 12, 2019.

Posted in: Humor in Religion, Witness
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Pacifism Revisited

By avoiding pacifism in the twentieth century, we skirted opportunities to unlearn racism.

Katherine HawkerSelf lives in St. Louis, Mo.

Posted in: Humor in Religion, Viewpoint
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Quaker Works April 2019

This semiannual feature highlights the recent works of Quaker organizations in eight categories.

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Forum, March 2019

Letters from our readers

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Occasions for Plain Dress

Are there times we might let our clothes speak?

Gracia Fay Ellwood lives in Ojai, Calif.

Posted in: Outside the Meetinghouse, Viewpoint
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El Paso Quakers on the Border Today

How Friends along the Mexican border are responding to needs.

Ann Birch is currently clerk of El Paso (Tex.) Meeting. She is a librarian who settled in on the border in the 1960s.

Posted in: Outside the Meetinghouse, Witness
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Asylum Seekers Need Action, Not Apathy

How do we respond to the unthinkable?

Janice Pulliam is a resident of Patagonia, Ariz., and a member of Athens (Ga.) Meeting. She is also a member of Voices from the Border, a southern Arizona nonprofit, grassroots community action alliance dedicated to promoting human rights and environmental justice. Learn more at facebook.com/voicesfromtheborder.

Posted in: Features, February 2019
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Why I Got Arrested at the Border

A walk along the beach—and an interfaith plea for the soul of a nation.

Lucy Duncan is the director of Friends Relations at American Friends Service Committee. She is a settler, currently residing on unceded Lenni Lenape territory, a storyteller, and an anti-racist activist and teacher.

This article was first published on January 16, 2019 on Friendsjournal.org. It appears in the February 2019 print issue of Friends Journal.

Posted in: Features, February 2019
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