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Art Exhibitions as a New Ministry

Art as a door to the spiritual.

Jiae Paik holds MDiv and MA degrees at Earlham School of Religion and Bethany Theological Seminary respectively. As a self-taught ceramic artist, she provides individual spiritual direction and companionship throughout the creative process, as well as leading workshops. At this time, she worships at her home.


Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, Features
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This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America

By Morgan Jerkins. Harper Perennial, 2018. 272 pages. $15.99/paperback; $10.99/eBook. I was drawn to Morgan Jerkins鈥檚 writing because I feel a kinship with her. Jerkins and I are around the same age; we have many of the same interests. We have both studied literature. Her writing has been published in the magazines and websites I [鈥

Anna McCormally is a member of Herndon (Va.) Meeting, and works as assistant to the executive secretary of Friends Committee on National Legislation. She holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Maryland, College Park.


Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, June/July 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom

By Helen Thorpe. Scribner, 2017. 396 pages. $28/hardcover; $18/paperback (available in September); $14.99/eBook. Imagine if you can that you are, say, 15 years old. You鈥檝e spent part, if not all, of your short life in someplace other than where you should call home: perhaps a war zone, perhaps the homes of relatives you don鈥檛 really [鈥

Dave Austin is a member of Haddonfield (N.J.) Meeting. He lives in Marlton, N.J., where he teaches middle school world history. He is currently at work on a young adult novel about the Holocaust in France.


Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, June/July 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Spirit?

Spirit seems to have assume a major office among Friends.

Ann Birch is a member of El Paso (Texas) Meeting; she is an academic reference librarian, grandmother, and actor in local theater.


Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, Viewpoint
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To Build Is to Love

The stairs to the vast, rustic house creaked as I lugged my teal trunk up the steps. The bright sunlight emanated onto the thick wooden bunks, creating lines of radiance. Duffle bags and suitcases lined the perimeter of the room. Feelings of doubt crossed my mind, and I looked at my parents with big, worried [鈥

Quinn Daugherty, Grade 10, Westtown School, attender of Unami Meeting in Pennsburg, Pa.


Posted in: Student Voice Project 2018, Student Voices Project, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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Evicted AND Dream Hoarders

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. By Matthew Desmond. Crown Publishing Group, 2016. 422 pages. $28/hardcover; $17/paperback; $12.99/eBook. Dream Hoarders: How the Upper Middle Class Is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That Is a Problem, and What to Do About It. By Richard V. Reeves. Brookings Institution Press, 2017. 196 pages. [鈥

J. E. McNeil, an attorney in Washington, D.C., and a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (FMW), grew up in a working class neighborhood in the Jim Crow South. She worked her way through college and later law school when that was still a possibility. Now culturally if not financially part of the upper middle class with three degrees, she supports the Mary Jane Simpson Scholarship Fund at FMW and the Bell Multicultural High School in Columbia Heights, D.C.


Posted in: April 2018 Books, Healing, Quaker Book Reviews
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Bob Eastburn

Eastburn鈥擝ob Eastburn, 71, on December 8, 2017, at Winslow Campus of Care in Winslow, Ariz., in the arms of his wife. Bob was born on May 17, 1946, in Wilmington, Del., to a Quaker mother. Although she did not often attend meeting, he acquired a sense of what it meant to be a Quaker that [鈥


Posted in: Healing, Milestones
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how to be home

FJ Poetry: 鈥渟ite on a wooden stool / naked as an orphan鈥

Amy Baskin lives in Portland, Ore.


Posted in: Poetry, Quakers and the Holy Land
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The Three Abrahamic Testaments: How the Torah, Gospels, and Qur鈥檃n Hold the Keys for Healing Our Fears

By Ejaz Naqvi. White Cloud Press, 2017. 308 pages. $21.99/Paperback. Ejaz Naqvi, a practicing physician specializing in chronic pain management, is also a practicing Muslim. Recognizing the bio-psychosocial aspects of a holistic approach to pain, he applies a similar analysis to the fear many have of Islam and Muslims, leading to mistrust and hate. The [鈥

Max L. Carter retired in 2015 as the William R. Rogers Director of Friends Center and Quaker Studies at Guilford College. He and his wife continue to lead annual service-learning trips to Palestine and Israel and volunteer at the Friends Schools in Ramallah.


Posted in: March 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Quakers and the Holy Land
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Simple Living Beyond the Thrift Store

Finding a balance between personal and political strategies for simple living.

Philip Harnden is a member of Syracuse (N.Y.) Meeting. He has served on the board of Right Sharing of World Resources and as American Friends Service Committee鈥檚 liaison with the Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne. He wrote the Pendle Hill pamphlet Letting That Go, Keeping This: The Spiritual Pilgrimage of Fritz Eichenberg.


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