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Stumbling Forward toward Racial Justice among Friends

Two Friends share their stories of growing up in a race-defined world and how they’ve been led to work for change.

Lucy Duncan serves American Friends Service Committee as director of Friends Relations and is a storyteller and member of Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. Noah White is an adjunct professor at Temple University in the College of Public Health. He loves a challenge and the thrill of competition. He also enjoys helping others attain their kinesthetic goals.

 


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God Loves Us All?

The still, small voice within tells us that any work or sacrifice without love is a waste of time.

Phil Lord is the clerk of the board of American Friends Service Committee and a founding member of the Fellowship of Friends of African Descent. He currently serves as the executive director of a service and advocacy organization that works on behalf of low-income tenants.


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Our Drop in the Wave of Liberation

A visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world’s largest online library […]

Lauren Brownlee is a member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting and serves on the Peace and Social Concerns Committee and Growing Diverse Leadership Committee of Baltimore Yearly Meeting. She is a member of Sandy Spring Friends School’s board of trustees, the DC Peace Team, and the Quaker Palestine–Israel Network.


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Memorializing Friends of African Descent

A Friends meeting learns about an invisible racial history right in its own backyard.

More information about the Honoring Those Known Only to God project, including participant stories and advices about how Friends can begin this work in their local meeting or church, can be found at Friendsjournal.org/honoring-project.


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This Is an Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt Is Shaping the Twenty-First Century

By Mark Engler and Paul Engler. Nation Books, 2016. 368 pages. $26.99/hardcover; $15.99/eBook. [Buy on Quakerbooks] Toward the end of This Is an Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt Is Shaping the Twenty-First Century, coauthors Mark and Paul Engler argue that Quakers have often acted powerfully as a “prophetic minority” in U.S. history—sometimes to great practical effect. According […]

Steve Chase is a member of Putney (Vt.) Meeting and the author of Letters to a Fellow Seeker: A Short Introduction to the Quaker Way and Revelation and Revolution: Answering the Call to Radical Faithfulness.


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Patricia Grady Loring

Loring—Patricia Grady Loring, 80, on August 21, 2016, in Greensboro, N.C. Pat (original surname Grady) was born on July 26, 1936, in Rochester, N.Y., to Bernice Dammart and Stanley Grady. She grew up in Greensburg, Pa., and graduated from St. John’s College in Annapolis, Md., moving to Hartford, Conn., and joining West Hartford Meeting after […]

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Ohio Yearly Meeting Gathering and Quaker Spring

A Philadelphia Friend finds spiritual renewal in fellowship with Conservative Quakers.

John Andrew Gallery is a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., part of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. He is the author of Living in the Kingdom of God. For more information go to johnandrewgallery.com. Susan Smith is a member of Rockingham Meeting near Harrisonburg, Va., part of Ohio Yearly Meeting.


Posted in: Features, February 2017
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Le Flambeau School of Driving

By Peggy Senger Morrison. Unction Press, 2016. 314 pages. $15/paperback; $10/eBook. Rarely have I read a book focused on our Quaker “living experientially” that so skillfully and engagingly infuses a wide range of lived experiences—from ministry to motorcycling—with penetrating, and sometimes refreshingly unpredictable, spiritual insights. Peggy Morrison calls herself a “freelance provocateur of grace,” presenting […]

William Shetter is a member of Bloomington (Ind.) Meeting. He has recently written on the psalms as spiritual directors.


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Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right

By Arlie Russell Hochschild. The New Press, 2016. 315 pages. $27.95/hardcover; $27.99/eBook. One of the most troubling aspects of our current political climate is the ever-growing fear and loathing felt by liberals and conservatives for each other. As we retreat to enclaves of the angry like-minded, how can we find our way forward together? In […]

Pamela Haines is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.


Posted in: Books, February 2017, February 2017 Books
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Among Friends: Convicted Friends

Our introduction to the issue.

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