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Addicted to Fast Money

Considering a twenty鈥恌irst鈥恈entury Quaker perspective on gambling.

Rita Willett is a retired physician who now serves as a prison chaplain. She is a member of Richmond (Va.) Meeting, a graduate of Earlham School of Religion, and a former participant and teacher in the Spiritual Nurturer Program of School of the Spirit Ministry.

Posted in: Features, Gambling
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Sacred Liberty: America鈥檚 Long, Bloody, and Ongoing Struggle for Religious Freedom

By Steven Waldman. HarperOne, 2019. 416 pages. $28.99/hardcover; $12.99/eBook.

Cameron McWhirter is a journalist and the author of Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America. He is a member of Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting and has served on the Board of Trustees for Friends Publishing Corporation, publisher of Friends Journal.

Posted in: Gambling, November 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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I Think You鈥檙e Wrong (But I鈥檓 Listening): A Guide to Grace鈥怓illed Political Conversations

By Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth A. Silvers. Nelson Books, 2019. 224 pages. $24.99/hardcover; $17.99/paperback (available February 2020); $9.99/eBook.

Carl Blumenthal is a member of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Meeting.

Posted in: Gambling, November 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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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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Slavery in the Quaker World

Christian slavery and White supremacy.

Katharine Gerbner is associate professor of history at the University of Minnesota. She grew up in Philadelphia, Pa., and graduated from Germantown Friends School. She currently attends Twin Cities Meeting in Saint Paul, Minn.

Posted in: Features, September 2019
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FJ Poetry: 鈥淭hree sisters sitting outside鈥︹

Anna Murphey lives in Philadelphia, Pa.

Posted in: Poetry, September 2019
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Vegetarianism in Quaker History

Food ethics has long been an important part of the tradition of Friends.

John Sniegocki is a member of Community Friends Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he and his family serve as resident caretakers. John teaches religious ethics and directs the Peace and Justice Studies program at Xavier University.

This online version of the June-July 2019 print article includes citations and references.

Posted in: Features, June/July 2019: Food Choices
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Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box

By Angela P. Dodson. Center Street, 2017. 448 pages. $26/hardcover; $15.99/paperback; $9.99/eBook. The upcoming 2020 centennial of women鈥檚 suffrage in [鈥

Gwen Gosney Erickson is the Quaker librarian and college archivist for the Quaker Archives (formerly known as the Friends Historical Collection) at Guilford College and a member of Friendship Meeting in Greensboro, N.C.

Posted in: June/July 2019 Books, June/July 2019: Food Choices, Quaker Book Reviews
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The Monk Within: Embracing a Sacred Way of Life

By Beverly Lanzetta. Blue Sapphire Books, 2018. 400 pages. $19/paperback; $9.99/eBook. One of the more noteworthy movements in current spirituality [鈥

William Shetter is a member of Bloomington (Ind.) Meeting and the author of My Conversation with Sophia: Reflections on Wisdom鈥檚 Contemplative Path.

Posted in: June/July 2019 Books, June/July 2019: Food Choices, Quaker Book Reviews
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