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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 brings 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?”

Posted in: Features, Friends in Africa
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A women’s self-help group on saving money together. Photos by Teddy Ruberintwari/Rwaga Agency

Empowering Women against Gender‐based Violence

The story of Burundi’s Friends Women’s Association.

Parfaite Ntahuba is one of the three female pastors from the Evangelical Friends Church of Burundi. She is the senior pastor in Kamenge Meeting, which has more than 2,500 members, and the national coordinator of Friends Women’s Association.

Posted in: Features, Friends in Africa
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The Kidnapped: A Collection of Short Stories

By Dwight L. Wilson. Running Wild Press, 2018. 182 pages. $16.99/paperback; $7.99/eBook.

Jim Hood teaches English and environmental studies at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C. He is a member of Friendship Meeting, North Carolina Yearly Meeting (Conservative).

Posted in: Friends in Africa, October 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Quaker Works October 2019

This semiannual feature highlights the recent works of Quaker organizations in eight categories.

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Why I Am a Pacifist

By Tim Gee. Christian Alternative Books, 2019. 88 pages. $10.95/paperback; $5.99/eBook. If the pilgrim’s path is never easy, how does […]

Jerry Mizell Williams is a member of Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. He is the author of numerous books, articles, and book reviews on colonial Latin America.

Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2019, September 2019 Books
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Why I’m Not a Pacifist

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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 […]

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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A Vegan Offers Three Reasons for Hope

Plant‐based lifestyles are getting easier than ever.

A member of Herndon (Va.) Meeting, Margaret Fisher is clerk of Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Working Group on Right Relationship with Animals. She enjoys photographing insects while on wildlife surveys and spends much of her free time working for a native plant campaign in northern Virginia.

Posted in: Features, June/July 2019: Food Choices
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Writing Opp: Friends in Africa (due July 8, 2019)

Half of the world’s Friends live in Africa; Kenya alone has almost twice as many Friends as the United States. […]

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.

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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 12–18. In her 2016 […]

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