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To Imagine Change through Many Voices

The pages of a book can unpack the truths and realities of those we do not know.

Detmer Kremer is a writer and reader based out of the Netherlands and London, where he is currently attending graduate school. He is a former participant of Quaker Voluntary Service in Atlanta, and considers Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting one of his homes.


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The author's grandparents on the porch of their cabin in Kentucky.

Jesse Stuart鈥檚 The Thread That Runs So True

A ninth鈥恎rade assigned reading foreshadows a vocation to teach.

Robert Stephen Dicken is a member of First Friends Meeting in New Castle, Ind. Since retiring in 2002 from teaching high school English, he can be found reading, writing, drawing, guitar-playing, community volunteering, bragging about his three sons, and entertaining five grandchildren.


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The Cambridge Companion to Quakerism

Edited by Stephen W. Angell and Pink Dandelion. Cambridge University Press, 2018. 410 pages. $105/hardcover; $34.99/paperback; $28/eBook. This edited volume, [鈥

Brian Drayton worships with the new Souhegan Meeting in Wilton, N.H., allowed by Weare (N.H.) Meeting.


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On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old

By Parker J. Palmer. Berrett鈥怟oehler Publishers, 2018. 192 pages. $19.95/hardcover; $9.99/eBook. I rarely read a book with a highlighter in [鈥

Brent Bill is a photographer, writer, and retreat leader who lives in Indiana. A member of West Newton (Ind.) Meeting, his newest book _Beauty, Truth, Life, and Love_ is slated for release in September 2019.


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How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning

By George Lakey. Melville House, 2018. 224 pages. $16.99/paperback; $13.99/eBook (title available December 2018). In June 1934 Quaker biblical scholar [鈥

Steve Chase is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.), the manager of Academic Initiatives at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC), and an organizer with the Occupation Free DC anti-police brutality campaign. He is a published author and a regular contributor to ICNC's Minds of the Movement blog.


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Faith and Play: Quaker Stories for Friends Trained in the Godly Play Method (Second Edition)

By the Faith and Play Group, edited by Melinda Wenner Bradley. QuakerPress of FGC, 2017. 140 pages. $20/paperback. How do [鈥

Claire J. Salkowski is a member of Stony Run Meeting in Baltimore, Md., and a frequent and active attender at the Quaker meeting in the Northern Neck of Virginia. She worked in both public and private schools before she became founder, teacher, and head of school at Free State Montessori School for 35 years.


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SELF鈥恑sh: A Transgender Awakening

By Chloe Schwenke. Red Hen Press, 2018. 260 pages. $17.95/paperback; $9.99/eBook. At Baltimore Yearly Meeting鈥檚 Women鈥檚 Retreat two years ago, [鈥

Anna Carolyn McCormally is a member of Herndon (Va.) Meeting, and works as assistant to the executive secretary of Friends Committee on National Legislation. She has a master's of fine arts in fiction from the University of Maryland, College Park.


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Treading Water at the Shark Caf茅: A Memoir of the Yugoslav Wars

By Lyndon Back. Open Books Press, 2018. 248 pages. $17.95/paperback; $3.99/eBook. In the early 1990s, Lyndon Back was living in [鈥

Robert Dockhorn is a member of Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa.


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Gut It to the Studs

By Letitia VanSant. Self鈥恟eleased (letitiavansant鈥.com), 2018. 11 tracks. $15/CD or LP; $10/digital download. Letitia VanSant, Quaker indie folk and Americana [鈥

Patricia Morrison is currently the clerk of South Mountain Meeting in Ashland, Ore. She works with artists, writers, musicians, and creative professionals to help them make a living, make a life, and make a difference (innerfireouterlight.com). She is also a folk singer-songwriter, helping create a farm animal sanctuary and co-owner of Longevity Wellness.


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Writing Opp Mar 2019: Outside the Meetinghouse (due 12/10)

Information about our upcoming March 2019 issue, 鈥淥utside the Meetinghouse.鈥 Feature submissions are due December 10, 2018.

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.


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