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David Hartsough with Dr. Tiznoykek in Iran. Photo courtesy the author.

An American Casualty of U.S. Economic Sanctions on Iran

A Quaker activist learns first‐hand about the medical costs of U.S. sanctions.

David Hartsough is a Quaker from San Francisco, author of Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist, director of Peaceworkers, and co-founder of World Beyond War and Nonviolent Peaceforce.

For more info on the trip, see Code Pink's "Blogs from Iran." For more info on the effect of U.S. sanctions on Iran, see World Beyond War's "Iranian Sanctions: Iraq Redux?" and "Fear, Hate and Violence: The Human Cost of US Sanctions on Iran."

This article was originally printed online on April 12, 2019.

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Write to Me: Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind

By Cynthia Grady, illustrated by Amiko Hirao. Charlesbridge, 2018. 32 pages. $16.99/hardcover; $9.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 4–8. When some of […]

Ann Birch is a librarian and a member of El Paso (Tex.) Meeting.

Posted in: December 2018 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, Quakers and Christianity
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The Cambridge Companion to Quakerism

Edited by Stephen W. Angell and Pink Dandelion. Cambridge University Press, 2018. 410 pages. $105/hardcover; $34.99/paperback; $28/eBook. This edited volume, […]

Brian Drayton worships with the new Souhegan Meeting in Wilton, N.H., allowed by Weare (N.H.) Meeting.

Posted in: Books That Have Changed Us, November 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Quaker Roots and Branches AND The One Thing Needful

Quaker Roots and Branches By John Lampen. Christian Alternative, 2018. 64 pages. $10.95/paperback; $5.99/eBook. The One Thing Needful: William Shakespeare, […]

Mitchell Santine Gould lives on the Oregon coast with his camerado, Rusty. He is the leading authority on Walt Whitman's Quakerism.

Posted in: Books That Have Changed Us, November 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Humanity in the Face of Inhumanity

By Sue Williams. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (number 451), 2018. 34 pages. $7/pamphlet. This refreshing little work introduces us to goodness, […]

Rosalie Dance is a member of Stony Run Meeting in Baltimore, Md., and a sojourner at Belize City Meeting in Belize.

Posted in: Books That Have Changed Us, November 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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The Fox Hunt: A Refugee’s Memoir of Coming to America

By Mohammed Al Samawi. William Morrow, 2018. 336 pages. $27.99/hardcover; $14.99/eBook. Mohammed Al Samawi is the son of two Yemeni […]

Eileen Redden worships with a worship group in Lewes, Del. As the young Friends book review editor for Friends Journal, she usually reviews books for a younger audience and appreciates this opportunity to spread her wings a bit.

Posted in: Books That Have Changed Us, November 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Irish—Donald Paul Irish, 97, on April 14, 2017, in Saint Paul, Minn. Don was born on July 31, 1919, in […]

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Civility Can Be Dangerous

In 1934, AFSC co‐founder Henry Cadbury advised Jewish rabbis to be gentler on Hitler. Is civility a substitute for morality?

Lucy Duncan is the director of Friends Relations at the American Friends Service Committee.

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A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time: Julia Wilbur’s Struggle for Purpose

By Paula Tarnapol Whitacre. Potomac Books, 2017. 320 pages. $32.95/hardcover or eBook. The story of Julia Wilbur’s life and work […]

Gwen Gosney Erickson is the Friends Historical Collection librarian and archivist at Guilford College and a member of Friendship Meeting in Greensboro, N.C.

Posted in: August 2018 Books, Going Viral with Quakerism, Quaker Book Reviews
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The Meaning of Belief: Religion from an Atheist’s Point of View

By Tim Crane. Harvard University Press, 2017. 224 pages. $24.95/hardcover or eBook. “I don’t believe you / You had the […]

Brian Drayton worships with the new Souhegan Meeting in Wilton, N.H., allowed by Weare (N.H.) Meeting.

Posted in: August 2018 Books, Going Viral with Quakerism, Quaker Book Reviews
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