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Sandy Rea is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting. He has lived for three separate years in the Middle East and visited a number of other times. He serves as clerk of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Middle East Collaborative.
Posted in: Features, Quakers and the Holy Land
What does it mean to be prophetic in a time of political division?
Diane Randall is the executive secretary of the Friends Committee on National Legislation. A lifelong advocate for peace and social justice, Diane is a fierce proponent for citizen engagement that advances policies and practices to create a better society for all.
Posted in: Features, February 2018
Waiting for the Watchman and holding things in God. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world’s largest online library of Quaker information: every Friends […]
Alastair McIntosh is a member of Glasgow Meeting, Scotland. His most recent books are Spiritual Activism: Leadership as Service, and Poacher’s Pilgrimage: an Island Journey (on which this reflection is based).
Posted in: Features, February 2018
Life on a small vegetable farm.
Craig Jensen likes board games, comic books, and the bread that his wife bakes, but time with his son, Fox, is his favorite thing in the world. He grows beautiful dahlias and would like to spend all of his winter making toys. He is a member of Monadnock Meeting in Jaffrey, N.H.
Posted in: Features, Quaker Lifestyles
By Richard Rothstein. Liveright, 2017. 368 pages. $27.95/hardcover; $17.95/paperback (May 2018); $26.23/eBook. The title of this fascinating analysis of racialized public policy is a double entendre that refers to the appearance of legality for a policy or legislative act (the very implementation of which undermines human dignity and value) and which points out that U.S. […]
David Breitzmann currently serves on Ministry and Oversight Committee at San Francisco (Calif.) Meeting, where he cofounded #FridayFoodSharing and foodrev.org (a nonprofit food delivery service for the poor). He is in discernment for application to seminary for pastoral care and public policy in 2018. He is on Twitter as @BlackQuaker.
Posted in: January 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Quaker Lifestyles
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FJ Review: “This book will not only familiarize students with the history of World War II and the Holocaust but also sensitize them to the conflicts and 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: Conflict and Controversy, December 2017 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews
Letters from 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 year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world’s largest online library of Quaker information: every Friends Journal ever published, going back to […]
Conscientious Objection: Is This for You? Discerning a Claim and Documenting It with Selective Service
By Curt Torell. Quaker House of Fayetteville, N.C., 2016. 209 pages. $15/paperback. This book is a niche book, but Quaker meetings and schools make up a large part of its niche. It is a “teacher’s resource guide” to help young people create documentation for a conscientious objection application for a military draft. One concept that […]
J. E. McNeil is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and as an attorney a longtime supporter of those who say no to war. She spent 11 years as the executive director of the Center on Conscience & War. She’s trained hundreds of Quaker, Mennonite, Brethren, Unitarian, and other youth in writing a conscientious objector file.
Posted in: November 2017 Books, Quaker Libraries
Vermilye—Dyckman Ware Vermilye, 94, on March 25, 2017, at Taos Retirement Village in Taos, N.M., following complications from a fall. Dyck was born on July 8, 1922, to Alice Louise Love and Joseph Ware Vermilye and grew up in Staten Island, N.Y. Upon graduation from the College of William and Mary, in World War II […]