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Forum, December 2019

Letters from our readers.

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Gambling: A Violation of the Quaker Testimonies

A violation of the Quaker testimonies?

Michael Song is a senior at Friends Academy in Locust Valley, N.Y. He is interested in Quaker values and always strives to apply them in his life.

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On the Spirituality of Lightheartedness

By Helen Steere Horn. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (number 456), 2019. 26 pages. $7/pamphlet.

J. Brent Bill, a member of West Newton (Ind.) Meeting, is a photographer, writer, and retreat leader who lives in Indiana. His newest book Beauty, Truth, Life, and Love is slated for release this month.

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Backlash: What Happens When We Talk Honestly about Racism in America

By George Yancy. Rowman & Littlefield, 2018. 180 pages. $19.95/hardcover; $18.99/eBook.

Pamela Haines is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting. Her most recent book is Money and Soul, an expansion of a Pendle Hill pamphlet by the same name.

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Start Here: A Road Map to Reducing Mass Incarceration

By Greg Berman and Julian Adler. The New Press, 2018. 224 pages. $24.99/hardcover or eBook.

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

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The Pentecost Paradigm: Ten Strategies for Becoming a Multiracial Congregation

By Jacqueline J. Lewis and John Janka. Westminster John Knox Press, 2018. 114 pages. $13/paperback; $10/eBook.

David Etheridge is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and clerk of the Baltimore Yearly Meeting Working Group on Racism.

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Losing Earth: A Recent History

By Nathaniel Rich. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019. 224 pages. $25/hardcover; $11.99/eBook.

Phil Favero is a member of Agate Passage Meeting in Washington State. He is a Montana native, a former member of Annapolis (Md.) Meeting, a retired economist, and a longtime supporter of Friends鈥 work to right our relationship with the natural world.

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Selling Out to Niceness

The Religious Society of Friends鈥 witness is hidden when we elevate niceness over kindness.

Ann Jerome is a member of Orlando (Fla.) Meeting in Southeastern Yearly Meeting. She has twice helped to found worship groups where she lives in Deland, Fla. Recently she served for two years as a Friend in residence at Pendle Hill study center in Wallingford, Pa.

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Writing for Open Issues (next: Feb 2020)

Learn how to write for a Friends Journal open issue.

Martin Kelley is senior editor of聽Friends Journal. This piece originally written May 2018.

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Meeting for Viewing: How QuakerSpeak Deepens Our Spirituality

How QuakerSpeak deepens our spirituality.

Krista Barnard began worshiping with Friends 40 years ago. She is a member of San Francisco (Calif.) Meeting and clerk of its Welcoming Committee. In addition to hosting after-worship discussions, she leads women鈥檚 Bible study, practices qi gong, and volunteers as a docent at the zoo.

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