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Addicted to Fast Money

Considering a twenty鈥恌irst鈥恈entury Quaker perspective on gambling.

Rita Willett is a retired physician who now serves as a prison chaplain. She is a member of Richmond (Va.) Meeting, a graduate of Earlham School of Religion, and a former participant and teacher in the Spiritual Nurturer Program of School of the Spirit Ministry.

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Gambling: A Violation of the Quaker Testimonies

A violation of the Quaker testimonies?

Michael Song is a senior at Friends Academy in Locust Valley, N.Y. He is interested in Quaker values and always strives to apply them in his life.

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To Gamble, for Better or for Worse

How do we discern when a gamble is rightly ordered?

Pamela Haines, a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, carries a long-standing concern to invite Quakers into conversation around economics. Her most recent book, Money and Soul, is an expansion of a Pendle Hill pamphlet by the same name.

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Continuing a Quaker Affordable Housing Legacy

Friends past and present working on housing access in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Eric Malm is a professor of economics and business management at Cabrini University in Radnor, Pa., a member Norristown (Pa.) Meeting, and a member of Abington Quarter鈥檚 Home and Care Committee. More information about the meeting鈥檚 housing project can be found at norristownfriends.org.

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On the Spirituality of Lightheartedness

By Helen Steere Horn. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (number 456), 2019. 26 pages. $7/pamphlet.

J. Brent Bill, a member of West Newton (Ind.) Meeting, is a photographer, writer, and retreat leader who lives in Indiana. His newest book Beauty, Truth, Life, and Love is slated for release this month.

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The Same, But Different: Ministry and the Quaker Pastor

By Phil Baisley. Friends United Press, 2018. 172 pages. $26/hardcover; $20/paperback.

Margaret Webb is the pastoral minister at New Garden Meeting in Greensboro, N.C. She has a bachelor鈥檚 from Earlham College and a master of divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. She serves on the Board of Advisors at Earlham School of Religion in Richmond, Ind.

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Backlash: What Happens When We Talk Honestly about Racism in America

By George Yancy. Rowman & Littlefield, 2018. 180 pages. $19.95/hardcover; $18.99/eBook.

Pamela Haines is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting. Her most recent book is Money and Soul, an expansion of a Pendle Hill pamphlet by the same name.

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Start Here: A Road Map to Reducing Mass Incarceration

By Greg Berman and Julian Adler. The New Press, 2018. 224 pages. $24.99/hardcover or eBook.

David P. Austin is a member of Haddonfield (N.J.) Meeting. He lives in Marlton, N.J., where he teaches middle school world and Holocaust history.

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The Pentecost Paradigm: Ten Strategies for Becoming a Multiracial Congregation

By Jacqueline J. Lewis and John Janka. Westminster John Knox Press, 2018. 114 pages. $13/paperback; $10/eBook.

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

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Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

By Bill McKibben. Henry Holt and Company, 2019. 304 pages. $28/hardcover; $17/paperback (available January 2020); $2.99/eBook.

Ruah Swennerfelt is a member of Middlebury (Vt.) Meeting. She and Louis Cox live in an all-solar, all-electric home in rural Vermont where they grow most of the vegetables and fruits that they consume year-round. She is the author of Rising to the Challenge: The Transition Movement and People of Faith.

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