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Respect Is the Heartbeat of Standing Rock

Quaker Earthcare Witness visits the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camps.

Shelley Tanenbaum is the general secretary of Quaker Earthcare Witness, on the board of Quaker Institute for the Future, and a member of Strawberry Creek Meeting in Berkeley, Calif.


Posted in: February 2017, The FJ Blog
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Words

By Harvey Gillman. The Friend Publications, 2016. 56 pages. $9/paperback (available from QuakerBooks). British Friend Harvey Gillman deserves to be more widely read on our side of the Atlantic. This collection of articles from the British periodical The Friend has sensitive insights into words we use鈥攐r avoid. Gillman asks questions鈥攁dmittedly familiar ones鈥攁bout using religious vocabulary. […]

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The Journal of George Fox

1831 edition, edited by T.H.S. Wallace. New Foundation Fellowship, 2015. $15 plus shipping/CD-ROM. This CD-ROM is searchable! So you can use it as a reference and quickly locate topics or copy quotations precisely. The CD contains the first two volumes of the 1831 eight-volume set of Fox鈥檚 writings. Order from foundationpublicationsnffusa.org.

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Among Friends: Convicted Friends

Our introduction to the issue.

Martin Kelley is senior editor of聽Friends Journal. martink@friendsjournal.org.


Posted in: Among Friends, Quakers in the Workplace
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Forum, January 2017

Letters from our readers. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A聽year of聽Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world鈥檚 largest online library of Quaker聽information: every聽Friends Journal ever published, going back […]

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On Being a Quaker Entrepreneur

Quaker testimonies inform business dealings in a modern small business. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A聽year of聽Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world鈥檚 largest online library of Quaker聽information: […]

Dan Cooperstock is a member of Toronto (ON) Meeting who has been active at both the monthly and yearly meeting levels with finances, and is the owner of Cooperstock Software / Software4Nonprofits.com.


Posted in: Features, Quakers in the Workplace
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To Be Useful with Proper Concern

Inspiration in a family history of being “useful” and “worthy.”

Jeremy Evans is a junior at Haverford College. A 2014 alum of Westtown School, he attends Westtown Meeting when home in nearby Glen Mills, Pa. He considers himself a student, f/Friend, athlete, musician, listener, thinker, debater, nature lover, traveler, and entrepreneur, striving imperfectly to alleviate suffering, bring joy, and create sustained peace.


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An Indigenous Peoples鈥 History of the United States

By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. Beacon Press, 2014. 296 pages. $16/paperback; $15.99/eBook. This book is part of Beacon Press鈥檚 ReVisioning American History series, which is intended to offer 鈥渇resh perspectives on familiar narratives鈥 that are told 鈥渇rom the viewpoint of underrepresented communities.鈥 The editor for the series promises, 鈥渆ach title will both fundamentally challenge but also change […]

David Etheridge is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and clerk of the Baltimore Yearly Meeting Working Group on Racism. He previously worked for over 20 years as an attorney in the Indian Affairs Division of the Solicitor鈥檚 Office of the U.S. Department of the Interior.


Posted in: January 2017 Books, Quakers in the Workplace
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Quaker Family Values on Giving

Charity begins in the home. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A聽year of聽Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world鈥檚 largest online library of Quaker聽information: every聽Friends Journal ever published, going […]

Kathleen Costello Malin is a member of Smithfield (R.I.) Meeting and is active on a New England Yearly Meeting committee and her quarterly meeting as well. Kathleen works at a community foundation and presents frequently on philanthropy and technology. She has two millennial sons and a boomer husband. This article has been slightly corrected from the print edition.


Posted in: Features, Giving and Philanthropy
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The Extraordinary Suzy Wright: A Colonial Woman on the Frontier

By Teri Kanefield. Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2016. 64 pages. $19.95/hardcover; $15.54/eBook. Recommended for ages 8鈥12. This is a book I wanted to like as soon as I saw it. Susanna Wright is a fascinating woman and she deserves to be better known. She is worthy of a good, thorough adult biography, but in […]

Paul Buckley is a Quaker historian, theologian, and author of The Essential Elias Hicks.


Posted in: Books, December 2016: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Giving and Philanthropy
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