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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, [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 assumed a major office among Friends.

Ann Birch is聽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 [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. [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 [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, [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.


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; [鈥

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 鈥淐onflict and Controversy鈥

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


Posted in: Among Friends, Conflict and Controversy
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