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When We Were Alone

FJ Review: “As they spend time in the garden, the little girl asks her grandmother questions. All of the questions relate to the adult’s experiences at the Native American residential school she attended as a child. The information shared is age appropriate and would be an excellent way to introduce that topic to young children.”

Eileen Redden is the assistant book review editor for Friends Journal. She worships in Lewes, Del.


Posted in: Books, Conflict and Controversy, December 2017 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf
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Growing Peace: A Story of Farming, Music, and Religious Harmony

FJ Review: “This book would be a delightful addition to the library of every Quaker meeting where fair trade coffee is offered. Richard Sobol’s beautiful color photographs portray how coffee is grown and harvested by a diverse community in Uganda.”

Katie Green is a member of Worcester (Mass.) Meeting. She is a storyteller and has led workshops at the Friends General Conference Gathering and New England Yearly Meeting annual sessions.


Posted in: Books, Conflict and Controversy, December 2017 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf
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News November 2017

News of the Quaker world: AFSC on North Korea, Quaker groups partner with Everence, Quaker House appointment.


Posted in: News, Quaker Libraries
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Faithful Sexuality

By the Working Party on Spirituality and Sexual Ethics. New England Yearly Meeting, 2016. 68 pages. $10/pamphlet; free PDF available at neym.org. At the end of August, a group of evangelicals published a document referred to as “The Nashville Statement,” which explicitly reaffirmed the authors’ orthodox, exclusionary sexual norms and went to the trouble of […]

Gulielma Leonard Fager is a member of Stony Run Meeting in Baltimore, Md., and a Friends Publishing Corporation board member.


Posted in: November 2017 Books, Quaker Libraries
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War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914–1918

By Michael Kazin. Simon & Schuster, 2017. 378 pages. $28/hardcover; $17/paperback (January 2018); $14.99/eBook. This year marks the one-hundredth anniversary of America’s entry into the First World War, the conflict which, at the time, the world hoped and prayed would be “the war to end all wars.” However, it’s a centenary that has passed with […]

Dave Austin is a member of Haddonfield (N.J.) Meeting. He lives in Marlton, N.J., where he teaches middle school world history.


Posted in: November 2017 Books, Quaker Libraries
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From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

By Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor. Haymarket Books, 2016. 288 pages. $17.95/paperback; $17.99/eBook. From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor places the Black Lives Matter movement into a historical framework and explores the most immediate catalysts for the movement. This book is not a quick or easy read; rather it is a thoughtful and thorough engagement with […]

Lauren Brownlee is a member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting and serves on Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Growing Diverse Leadership and Peace and Social Concerns committees.


Posted in: November 2017 Books, Quaker Libraries
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The Reynolds Family, the Nuclear Age, and a Brave Wooden Boat; Mum: The Conscience, Courage, and Compassion of Barbara Reynolds

The Reynolds Family, the Nuclear Age, and a Brave Wooden Boat. By Jessica Reynolds Renshaw. Self-published, 2017. 278 pages. $12/paperback; $6.49/eBook. Mum: The Conscience, Courage, and Compassion of Barbara Reynolds. By Jessica Reynolds (Shaver) Renshaw. Self-published, 2017. 304 pages. $12/paperback; $7.50/eBook. Jessica Reynolds Renshaw published these books in order to share her family’s story of […]

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The Revolution Where You Live: Stories from a 12,000-Mile Journey Through a New America

By Sarah van Gelder. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2017. 208 pages. $18.95/paperback or eBook. In this exciting book, the word “revolution” doesn’t mean an armed coup. It means “turnaround,” as in turn your focus away from federal- or national-scope change, and put it on the local. As in the Transition movement (transition from a high-carbon to a […]

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Among Friends: Is Conscience Coming Back in Style?

Our introduction to the October 2017 issue.

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal: [email protected]


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Why Talk about Conscientious Objection with Youth?

Conscience must be developed and nurtured.

Curt Torell is an educator, counselor, and organizational development consultant, with a MDiv and a PhD in psychoeducational processes. He is a Quaker House board member and the treasurer for almost ten years. His conscientious objection started while attending seminary.


Posted in: Conscience, Features
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