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Falling Through the Cracks: The Children of Calais

Across the Channel from one of the wealthiest countries in the world, approximately 10,000 men, women, and children lived in squalor and hope. Among them at the time the camp was destroyed were approximately 1,500 unaccompanied children.

Kate McNally is a member of Belgium and Luxembourg Yearly Meeting and works as the Forced Migration Project coordinator for the Quaker Council for European Affairs (qcea.org).


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Respect Is the Heartbeat of Standing Rock

Quaker Earthcare Witness visits the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camps.

Shelley Tanenbaum is the general secretary of Quaker Earthcare Witness, on the board of Quaker Institute for the Future, and a member of Strawberry Creek Meeting in Berkeley, Calif.


Posted in: February 2017, The FJ Blog
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Who Is My Neighbor?

Can we reject unacceptable actions and still find ways to touch those neighbors in pain? 🔒 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 […]

Ellie Beach聽lives in聽Hiram, Ohio.


Posted in: Quakers in the Workplace, Viewpoint
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The Quaker Workplace: Building the Beloved Community

Reexamining the motivations and principles of the golden age of Quaker business. 🔒 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 […]

Originally from the United Kingdom, Anthony Fuller has a long interest in Quaker business. He currently lives near Princeton, N.J., and is a senior procurement leader, trying to apply Quaker principles to his everyday work. Although not a Friend, Anthony is actively engaged with the Friends community through the Quakers and Business Group.


Posted in: Features, Quakers in the Workplace
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Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know

By Joseph Romm. Oxford University Press, 2015. 328 pages. $16.95/paperback; $10.99/eBook. Based on our agreement with climate scientists that global warming is real, human-caused, and dangerous, Friends are beginning to address the problem constructively. In his book Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know, Joseph Romm, an MIT-educated physicist, provides a resource for that effort. […]

Philip Favero is a former agricultural economist at Michigan State and South Dakota State Universities and at the University of Maryland. In 2014 he cofounded the Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis, which stems from Annapolis (Md.) Meeting and is dedicated to advocacy and education about climate change (see聽csgannapolis.org).


Posted in: January 2017 Books, Quakers in the Workplace
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The Water Princess

By Susan Verde and Georgie Badiel, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. G.P. Putnam鈥檚 Sons鈥 Books for Young Readers, 2016. 40 pages. $17.99/hardcover; $10.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 5鈥8. Gie Gie is a girl whose parents call her Princess. She has a great imagination and sense of power in her world. She says, 鈥淚 can tame the […]

Sandy and Tom Farley are members of Palo Alto (Calif.) Meeting and coauthors and illustrators of Earthcare for Children, a curriculum they are currently revising for a new edition.


Posted in: Books, December 2016: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Giving and Philanthropy
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Ethel Anna Goerlich Trefsger

Trefsger鈥擡thel Anna Goerlich Trefsger, 91, on July 10, 2016, at her son鈥檚 home in Auburn, Maine. Ethel was born on November 25, 1924, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Blanche Petzold and Otto Goerlich. She attended Dobbins Vocational High School, studied ship hull drafting and pipe design in the World War II Training School at the University […]

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Queer Virtue: What LGBTQ People Know About Life and Love and How It Can Revitalize Christianity

By Reverend Elizabeth M. Edman. Beacon Press, 2016. 181 pages. $25.95/hardcover; $24.99/eBook. Before we begin, let us pause for a moment to respectfully acknowledge that the common use of the word 鈥渜ueer鈥 still alienates and therefore excludes some members of the sexual-minority community. I, myself, know what it means to feel disrespected by the unthinking […]

Mitchell Santine Gould is a gay and Quaker historian who is writing a book on Walt Whitman. He runs an Airbnb destination in Portland, Ore., called PDX Wheelhouse, and is the curator of Leavesofgrass.org.


Posted in: Books, November 2016 Books, Quakers and Social Media
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The Doubled Life of Dietrich Bonfoeffer

The Doubled Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Women, Sexuality, and Nazi Germany

By Diane Reynolds. Cascade Books, 2016. 449 pages. $53/paperback; $9.99/eBook. Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906鈥1945) was a German Lutheran pastor, theologian, and anti-Nazi activist. He believed that 鈥渢he personal was always theological and that the theological was always personal.鈥 His theological writings, encouraging a 鈥渞eligionless Christianity鈥濃擟hrist-centered activism outside a church鈥攚ere embraced by liberal denominations like Quakers and […]

Beth Taylor is a member of Westerly (R.I.) Meeting and the co-director of Brown University鈥檚 Nonfiction Writing Program.


Posted in: Books, Crossing Cultures, October 2016 Books
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The Third Reconstruction

It’s time to get America above the snake line of racial oppression.

Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II, president of the North Carolina NAACP, is founder of Repairers of the Breach, chief architect of the Forward Together Moral Mondays Movement, and author of The Third Reconstruction (Beacon Press).

漏 American Friends Service Committee. This article is adapted from a talk given to AFSC鈥檚 Corporation Meeting in March. AFSC has been supporting Rev. Barber’s Repairers of the Breach revival tour in several cities. The full talk is available at afsc.org/barber.


Posted in: Features, September 2016
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