Extended deadline: Nov. 2, 2020
The history of Friends and race is a very complicated one. We’re known for our early abolitionist efforts but before that many Quakers built great fortunes trading and exploiting slaves. We were friendly to Native Americans and yet much of early American Quaker wealth was built from land that had been Indigenous only a generation beforehand.
This issue is open to the high- and low-lights of Friends’ work on race issue but we’d also like to know where we’re going—or where we could go together as a religious society working on antiracism. What approaches should we take? What potential pitfalls await? What parts of Quaker culture are essential to our identity and what might be affectations of a dominant White, middle-class group?
Other upcoming issues:
- Open Issue (Feb 2021 issue, due Nov 23)
- Pandemic at One Year (March 2021 issue, due Dec 21)
- Open Issue (April 2021, due Jan 18)
Learn more general information at Friendsjournal.org/submissions.