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Facing Hard Truths

What can Friends learn from the hospice movement?

Robin Mohr is happily married with two young adult children. She currently serves on the property committee of her monthly meeting and as executive secretary for Friends World Committee for Consultation Section of the Americas. This article is based on her personal leading and does not reflect an official position of FWCC.

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Meeting for worship at New Garden Friends School in Greensboro, N.C. Photos courtesy of Friends Council on Education.

Quaker Schools Transforming the World

Friends schools face the challenges of societal changes.

Deborra Sines Pancoe is Friends Council on Education’s associate director and a member of Abington (Pa.) Meeting. Elisabeth Torg is director of development and communications for Friends Council on Education, a kindred spirit of Quakers, and a parent of two Friends school graduates.

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2019 Gathering Young Adult Friends. © Mike Goren.

Advancing Quaker Spirituality in the Twenty‐first Century

Preparing for the future of the 100‐year‐old FGC Gathering.

Barry Crossno is general secretary of Friends General Conference, an association of over 600 Quaker meetings and churches in the United States and Canada. His spiritual journey with Quakers began over 20 years ago. Learn more about FGC’s campaign feasibility study at fgcquaker.org/feasibility-study. Email: [email protected].

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Interview with Jessica Metheringham, creator of Disarm the Base

We talk with the Quaker creator of a new antiwar, direct action board game.

Gail Whiffen is associate editor of Friends Journal.

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TheMaking

The Making of a Democratic Economy: Building Prosperity for the Many, Not Just the Few

By Marjorie Kelly and Ted Howard. Berrett‐Koehler Publishers, 2019. 192 pages. $26.95/hardcover or 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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How to Be an Antiracist

By Ibram X. Kendi. One World, 2019. 320 pages. $27/hardcover; $13.99/eBook.

Lori Patterson lives in Portland, Ore., where she teaches women’s studies at her local college, attends Multnomah Meeting (where she serves on the Racial Justice Committee), and runs an independent yarn and fiber dyeing business out of her home.

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TheRoad

The Road to Healing: A Civil Rights Reparations Story in Prince Edward County, Virginia

By Ken Woodley. NewSouth Books, 2019. 224 pages. $27.95/hardcover; $9.99/eBook.

Patience A. Schenck is a member of Annapolis (Md.) Meeting and a resident of Friends House Retirement Community in Sandy Spring, Md. She is the author of two Pendle Hill pamphlets, Answering the Call to Heal the World and Living Our Testimony on Equality: A White Friend’s Experience.

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Bruce Ergood

Ergood—Bruce Ergood, 88, of Athens, Ohio, on September 5, 2019, in Rochester, N.Y., while returning from Silver Bay YMCA Conference […]

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Quaker Meetings Respond to Coronavirus

Friends adapt to the spread of COVID‐19.

Katie Breslin is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and is currently sojourning at West Richmond (Ind.) Meeting. She is a first-year student at Earlham School of Religion. Before moving to Richmond, Katie was the Young Adult Program Manager at Friends Committee on National Legislation. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @katiebreslin.

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Writing Opp: Pastoral Friends (due 5/11/2020)

There are many ways one can categorize different types of Friends. You could parse them out by theology, architecture, history, […]

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.

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