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Wolfie and the Silver Suit

FJ Review: “This book will not only familiarize students聽with the history of World War II and the Holocaust but also sensitize them to the conflicts and聽ethnic and religious persecution happening around the world today.”

Hina Fathima worked as an editorial assistant at Friends Journal in 2014 while she was studying at Haverford College. She currently works as a multimedia journalist for The Wire in New Delhi, India.


Posted in: Books, Conflict and Controversy, December 2017 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf
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Dreams and Nightmares

FJ Review: ” The聽guide leads students into deeper reflection on Liliana鈥檚 story while encouraging them to explore聽their own families, conducting oral histories with elder members who were immigrants themselves or聽who recall immigrant stories of ancestors.”

Ken Jacobsen grew up in Venezuela and has an ongoing concern for north鈥搒outh dialogue among Friends in the Americas. He currently lives in Wisconsin and is an adjunct professor at Chicago Theological Seminary.


Posted in: Books, Conflict and Controversy, December 2017 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf
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Terrorism and Not Being Afraid

Letting go of our fears and finding genuine peace.

Robert Griswold lives in聽Denver, Colo.


Posted in: Quaker Libraries, Viewpoint
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Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation

Edited by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman. HarperCollins, 2017. 434 pages. $16.99/paperback; $9.99/eBook. This is a book I came to with an open (or should I say blank) mind. As a nonobservant Jew mystified by鈥攂ut not well-versed in鈥攖he intractable rhetoric and endless turmoil of the Middle East, I wondered if it wasn鈥檛 time for me […]

Catherine Wald is a poet, author, and teacher who attends Sing Sing Worship Group at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, N.Y.


Posted in: November 2017 Books, Quaker Libraries
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How Far Can We Take Thou Shalt Not Judge?

Can we examine our judgements and find reasons to understand?

Rebecca Payne is a member of Red Cedar Meeting in Lansing, Mich. She works for the State of Michigan. She is on the board of the Greater Lansing Peace Education Center and edits the Peace Notes newsletter.


Posted in: Online Features, September 2017
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Althea Culcasure (right) greets visitors to the festival while portraying William Still, a key operative on the Underground Railroad in Philadelphia.

News, August 2017

Great Plains Yearly Meeting, Merion Friends, Minneapolis retirement. 🔒 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 […]


Posted in: News, The Art of Dying
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The following is a letter of protest

Student Voices: “Under your administration, many of my friend鈥檚 families would be deported, never to be seen again. I can assure you that while they may not be citizens, they are every bit as much patriotic Americans, no different from me. And in light of this, I urge you to do what is beneficial for […]

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Forum April 2017

Letters from our readers: upcoming issue announcement, a full year of Trump?!?, teaching peace, Friend without a meeting, kudos to QuakerSpeak. 🔒 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 […]


Posted in: AFSC Centennial, Forum
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Cultivating Peace in Troubled Times

Shan Cretin looka back at 100 years of Quaker action and witness.

Shan Cretin will be retiring as general secretary of American Friends Service Committee at the end of August 2017, a post she has held since September 2010. She is currently a member of Santa Monica (Calif.) Meeting and a sojourning member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.


Posted in: AFSC Centennial, Features
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Facing Fascism, McCarthyism, and the New Jim Crow in 2017

The times we find ourselves in are extremely serious.

Laura Magnani is director of AFSC鈥檚 Bay Area Healing Justice Program and has worked on criminal justice issues for over 35 years. She wrote America鈥檚 First Penitentiary: A 200 Year Old Failure and coauthored Beyond Prisons: A New Interfaith Paradigm for Our Failed Prison System. She is a member of Strawberry Creek Meeting in Berkeley, Calif.


Posted in: AFSC Centennial, Features
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