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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.

Posted in: Drugs, Features
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Margaret Shirley Holmes Fritchoff

Fritchoff—Margaret Shirley Holmes Fritchoff, 97, on November 17, 2016, in Tucson, Ariz., after a brief illness. Shirley was born on […]

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Greta Thunberg and Kallan Benson at Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award, Washington, D.C., September 2019. Photo © Jim Ross.

Giving Up Childhood to Avert Climate Catastrophe

Quaker activists in the youth‐led Climate Strike.

Jim Ross jumped back into creative pursuits after retiring in 2015. He’s since published in over 100 journals and anthologies in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Jim and his wife—parents of two health professionals, grandparents of five preschoolers—attend Sandy Spring (Md.) Meeting.

Posted in: Features, Quaker Kids
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We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga

By Traci Sorell, illustrated by Frané Lessac. Charlesbridge, 2018. 32 pages. $17.99/hardcover; $9.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 3–7.

Phila Hoopes is a wandering Friend with an eco-spiritual focus and concern for Indigenous culture, sacred lands, and rights. She is a member of Homewood Meeting in Baltimore, Md.

Posted in: December 2019 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, Quaker Kids, Uncategorized
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Between Us and Abuela: A Family Story from the Border

By Mitali Perkins, illustrated by Sara Palacios. Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers, 2019. 40 pages. $17.99/hardcover; $9.99/eBook. […]

Eileen Redden is the young Friends book review editor for Friends Journal. She worships with the Lewes (Del.) Worship Group.

Posted in: December 2019 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, Quaker Kids
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We Are Here to Stay: Voices of Undocumented Young Adults

By Susan Kuklin. Candlewick Press, 2019. 192 pages. $19.99/hardcover or eBook. Recommended for ages 14 and up.

Vickie LeCroy is a retired educator living in Tennessee

Posted in: December 2019 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, Quaker Kids
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Lois Elizabeth Day

Day—Lois Elizabeth Day, 92, on September 11, 2018, at home in New Port Richey, Fla., under hospice care, with her […]

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Writing Opp: The State of Quaker Institutions (due 1/13/2020)

Quaker institutions: What’s working and what isn’t and which beloved institutions do we need to make sure we keep alive? […]

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

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Addicted to Fast Money

Considering a twenty‐first‐century Quaker perspective on gambling.

Rita Willett is a retired physician who now serves as a prison chaplain. She is a member of Richmond (Va.) Meeting, a graduate of Earlham School of Religion, and a former participant and teacher in the Spiritual Nurturer Program of School of the Spirit Ministry.

Posted in: Features, Gambling
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Sacred Liberty: America’s Long, Bloody, and Ongoing Struggle for Religious Freedom

By Steven Waldman. HarperOne, 2019. 416 pages. $28.99/hardcover; $12.99/eBook.

Cameron McWhirter is a journalist and the author of Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America. He is a member of Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting and has served on the Board of Trustees for Friends Publishing Corporation, publisher of Friends Journal.

Posted in: Gambling, November 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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