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Interview with Jessica Metheringham, creator of Disarm the Base

We talk with the Quaker creator of a new antiwar, direct action board game.

Gail Whiffen is associate editor of Friends Journal.

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Friends Ugandan Safe Transport responds to renewed anti‐LGBTQ actions in Uganda

Friends Ugandan Safe Transport (FUST) issued a call in December 2019 for increased support to counter renewed anti‐LGBTQ pressures in […]

Erik Hanson and Windy Cooler are the news editors for Friends Journal. They contributed to the reporting of this story. Do you know about any Quaker news stories we should be covering? Send us tips at [email protected].

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Forum, February 2020

Letters from our readers.

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Separate

Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America’s Journey from Slavery to Segregation

By Steve Luxenberg. W.W. Norton & Company, 2019. 624 pages. $35/hardcover; $19.95/paperback; $29.73/eBook.

J. E. McNeil is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and an attorney for more than 40 years. She is a sixth-generation Southerner who grew up in the 1950s in segregated Houston, Tex., and studied Southern history at Rice University. She now lives in the colony of the District of Columbia where the history of Plessy still marks the landscape.

Posted in: February 2020, February 2020 Book Reviews, Quaker Book Reviews
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Among Friends: Drugs, Brokenness, Violence, and Sin

Our introduction to the January Issue.

Martin Kelley is Senior Editor. [email protected]

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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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The Cass Corridor neighborhoods on the west end of Midtown Detroit, Michigan, 1990s. Photos © Michael Brozovic, Detroit, Mich.

The Liturgy of Me

The rhythms of a life stuck in a daily cycle of brokenness and violence.

r. scot miller attends Red Cedar Meeting in Lansing, Mich., with his spouse, Jenn, and their family. He holds graduate degrees from Earlham School of Religion (MA and MDiv) and Grand Valley State University (MSW). He is currently a PhD student at Chicago Theological Seminary.

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Marie Hausman

Hausman—Marie Hausman, 103, on February 5, 2018, in Bradenton, Fla. Marie was born to Elizabeth and August Henkel on July […]

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Money and Soul: Quaker Faith and Practice and the Economy

By Pamela Haines. Christian Alternative Books, 2019. 80 pages. $10.95/paperback; $5.99/eBook.

Steve Chase is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and the Academic Initiatives manager at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict.

Posted in: Gambling, November 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Peace monitors with Thabo Makgoba (on right), the Anglican archbishop of Cape Town. Photos courtesy of the authors.

Leadings of the Spirit

American and South African activists bring election monitoring to Cape Town suburbs.

A member of Cape Eastern Meeting in South Africa, Rommel Roberts has been an activist in various human rights, development, and nonviolent election campaigns. Through his work with Bishop Tutu, he traveled internationally among Friends and others to develop anti-apartheid support. He is the author of Seeds of Peace.

Robin Roberts, originally from California, is involved with rural and township development work, focused especially on Black youth and women. She and Rommel have fostered two girls for the past seven years. She is an internationally known artist.

Lark Worth of Kendal Meeting in Kennett Square, Pa., met Rommel in 1987 when he toured Philadelphia-area meetings and Quaker schools with the challenging question: “How do we love in the face of fear and hate?”

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