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FJ Poetry: “site on a wooden stool / naked as an orphan”

Amy Baskin lives in聽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 […]

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.

Posted in: Features, Quaker Lifestyles
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Lucretia Mott Speaks: The Essential Speeches and Sermons

Edited by Christopher Densmore, Carol Faulkner, Nancy Hewitt, and Beverly Wilson Palmer. University of Illinois Press, 2017. 304 pages. $75/hardcover; $30/eBook. For those who want to delve deeply into the thinking of Lucretia Mott, this book offers an excellent look into her interrelated causes. Since she did not prepare written speeches but depended on the […]

Marty Grundy is a member of Wellesley (Mass.) Meeting, New England Yearly Meeting.

Posted in: January 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Quaker Lifestyles
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Among Friends: On Privilege, Conflict, and Moving Forward

Our introduction to the December issue on “Conflict and Controversy”

Gabriel Ehri is executive director of聽Friends Journal.聽[email protected]

Posted in: Among Friends, Conflict and Controversy
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Tying Up the Cat

Have we forgotten the reasons for our practices?

Donne Hayden is a member of Cincinnati (Ohio) Meeting. In 2012, she attended the Friends World Committee for Consultation World Gathering of Friends in Kenya, where she saw the Spirit move in singing and dancing Friends.

Posted in: Conflict and Controversy, Features
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Answering the Cry for Freedom

FJ Review: “It tells stories of flawed human beings, living in a different time and place,聽with both passion and compassion. The publisher identifies it as written for nine- to twelve-year-olds, but I loved it.”

Paul Buckley is a Quaker historian, theologian, and the author of The Essential Elias Hicks.

Posted in: Conflict and Controversy, December 2017 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews
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Alice Paul and the Fight for Women鈥檚 Rights

FJ Review: “Deborah Kops provides an accessible and engaging telling of the life of Alice Paul聽(1885鈥1977) and the women鈥檚 rights crusades she led.”

Gwen Gosney Erickson is a librarian and archivist at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C.

Posted in: Conflict and Controversy, December 2017 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews
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Dreams and Nightmares

FJ Review: ” The聽guide leads students into deeper reflection on Liliana鈥檚 story while encouraging them to explore聽their own families, conducting oral histories with elder members who were immigrants themselves or聽who recall immigrant stories of ancestors.”

Ken Jacobsen grew up in Venezuela and has an ongoing concern for north鈥搒outh dialogue among Friends in the Americas. He currently lives in Wisconsin and is an adjunct professor at Chicago Theological Seminary.

Posted in: Conflict and Controversy, December 2017 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews
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Forum November 2017

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