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Syrian children at a feeding station in Turkey administered by TIAFI (Team International Assistance for Integration).

Gota de Leche

The yellowing pages of 80-year-old AFSC relief pamphlets inspire a new sense of agency.

Camilla Meek lives in Durham, N.C., where she has attended Durham Meeting and Guilford College Meeting. She served as a director of communications for Guilford College. Meek has a BA degree in fine arts and an MBA in marketing.

Special thanks to Don Davis of the AFSC Archives.


Posted in: Features, September 2018
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Contempt Is a Bitter-Tasting Word

Rebuilding community among people who do not agree.

J. E. McNeil is an attorney and a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) with a master’s in conflict transformation from Eastern Mennonite University. She has trained thousands in different matters around the country and is currently providing training by request on “Conversations with the Other.”


Posted in: Features, September 2018
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Video still from Melissa DePino's Twitter account, @missydepino.

Making Sense of the Starbucks Incident

Quaker values do not need to be mere theoretical ideas.

Ankita Achanta is a seventh-grade student at Newtown Friends School (NFS) in Newtown, Pa. She participates in The Agents of Social Change (TASC) at NFS, a student group founded on the belief that “we will be able to make a difference in our world,” and that uses Quaker process in decision making.


Posted in: Features, September 2018
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A Quaker Perspective on Hope

Hopelessness and burnout lead a Friend to rediscover an archaic form of hope.

Kate Davies is a member of Whidbey Island (Wash.) Meeting and author of Intrinsic Hope: Living Courageously in Troubled Times. She is also senior fellow at the Whidbey Institute and professor emeritus at Antioch University.


Posted in: Features, September 2018
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Participants in the 1964 annual meeting of FCNL's General Committee at the 4-H Center in Washington, D.C.

Prophetic, Persistent, Powerful

Friends Committee on National Legislation at 75

Bridget Moix is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and serves as the clerk of FCNL’s General Committee. She has worked for more than two decades on international peace and conflict issues with a focus on U.S. foreign policy.


Posted in: Features, September 2018
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This Child of Faith: Raising a Spiritual Child in a Secular World

By Sophfronia Scott and Tain Gregory. Paraclete Press, 2017. 196 pages. $16.99/paperback; $11.99/eBook. How timely that this deeply personal memoir […]

Claire J. Salkowski is a member of Stony Run Meeting in Baltimore, Md. She has worked in both public and private schools and was founder, teacher, and head of Free State Montessori School. She is currently an Alternative Dispute Resolution specialist and an educational consultant.


Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2018, September 2018 Books
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White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

By Robin DiAngelo. Beacon Press, 2018. 192 pages. $16/paperback; $12.99/eBook. Robin DiAngelo, the white woman who wrote this book, has […]

David Etheridge is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and clerk of the Baltimore Yearly Meeting Working Group on Racism.


Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2018, September 2018 Books
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John Noble Phillips

Phillips—John Noble Phillips, 97, on November 17, 2017, in Minneapolis, Minn. Jack was born on March 24, 1920, in Evanston, […]

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Emma Gonzalez speaks at the March for Our Lives. Photo: Mobilus In Mobili via Wikimedia.

Planning for a Trending #Quakers

Finding today’s lost sheep in a Twitter feed.

Josephine Posti is a member of Pittsburgh (Pa.) Meeting and helps manage Lake Erie Yearly Meeting’s Facebook and Twitter platforms. She is also the newly appointed assistant clerk of the yearly meeting. Find her at @joposti.


Posted in: Going Viral with Quakerism, Online Features
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Civility Can Be Dangerous

In 1934, AFSC co-founder Henry Cadbury advised Jewish rabbis to be gentler on Hitler. Is civility a substitute for morality?

Lucy Duncan is the director of Friends Relations at the American Friends Service Committee.


Posted in: Online Features
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