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Fallen Salem Oak. Photo by essica Waddington.

The Mighty Salem Oak

Remembering a tree that has seen much Lenape and Quaker history over its 600鈥恲ear lifespan.

Jessica Waddington is a member of Salem (N.J.) Meeting. She grew up across the street from the historic Salem Oak and Friends Burial Ground, where many of her relatives are buried. She now lives in Cherry Hill, N.J., with her husband, Adam Ross, and their dog, Luna. Mary Julia Street is milestones editor for Friends Journal.

Posted in: Remembrance, September 2019
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Awakening

Awakening Together: The Spiritual Practice of Inclusivity and Community

By Larry Yang. Wisdom Publications, 2017. 280 pages. $17.95/paperback; $11.99/eBook. With Awakening Together: The Spiritual Practice of Inclusivity and Community, [鈥

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

Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2019, September 2019 Books
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JoAnn Johnson Woodman

Woodman鈥擩oAnn Johnson Woodman, 93, on December 3, 2018, peacefully, at Pennswood Village in Newtown, Pa. JoAnn was born on August [鈥

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Beating Guns: Hope for People Who Are Weary of Violence

By Shane Claiborne and Michael Martin. Brazos Press, 2019. 288 pages. $19.99/paperback or eBook. When two Christian gun owners decided [鈥

Tom and Sandy Farley are members of Palo Alto (Calif.) Meeting, storytellers, Alternatives to Violence Project facilitators, volunteer booksellers with EarthLight, and co-authors of Earthcare for Children.

Posted in: August 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, QuakerSpeak at Five
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Cadbury

A History of Cadbury

By Diane Wordsworth. Pen and Sword History, 2018. 176 pages. $39.95/hardcover; $24.95/paperback (available in September); $19.17/eBook. In 1824 John Cadbury [鈥

Beth Taylor is a member of Westerly (R.I.) Meeting and teaches in the Nonfiction Writing Program of Brown University鈥檚 English Department.

Posted in: August 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, QuakerSpeak at Five
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Robert Paul Trepeta

Trepeta鈥擱obert Paul Trepeta, 83, on October 17, 2017, in Doylestown, Pa. Bob was born on January 11, 1933, in Manhattan, [鈥

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Butcher Hogs for Sale

A sign on the side of the road sparks a crisis of conscience.

Dayna Baily lives in southeastern Pennsylvania with her family, for whom plant-based cooking is both a delicious source of good nutrition and a private form of nonviolent protest against a cruel status quo. She worships at Penn Hill Meeting in Wakefield, Pa., and participates in Baltimore Yearly Meeting鈥檚 Right Relationship with Animals Working Group.

Posted in: Features, June/July 2019: Food Choices
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Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box

By Angela P. Dodson. Center Street, 2017. 448 pages. $26/hardcover; $15.99/paperback; $9.99/eBook. The upcoming 2020 centennial of women鈥檚 suffrage in [鈥

Gwen Gosney Erickson is the Quaker librarian and college archivist for the Quaker Archives (formerly known as the Friends Historical Collection) at Guilford College and a member of Friendship Meeting in Greensboro, N.C.

Posted in: June/July 2019 Books, June/July 2019: Food Choices, Quaker Book Reviews
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Writing Opp: Friends in Africa (due July 8, 2019)

Half of the world鈥檚 Friends live in Africa; Kenya alone has almost twice as many Friends as the United States. [鈥

Martin Kelley is senior editor of聽Friends Journal.

Posted in: From the Editor's Desk
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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鈥18. In her 2016 [鈥

Anna Carolyn McCormally is a member of Herndon (Va.) Meeting. She is the recipient of Pendle Hill鈥檚 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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