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Book Musings: The Life and Legacy of William Penn

Book Musings: The Life and Legacy of William Penn

William Penn’s birthday is October 24th, so we're shedding light on his writings and impact on history. 

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Book Musings: Friends Journal Book Picks for October 2018

Book Musings: Friends Journal Book Picks for October 2018

Each month, Friends Journal introduces readers to books about or related to Quaker experiences and values. The books reviewed in the October issue include Injustice, the story of the U.S. Government's prosecution of members of the Holy Land Foundation, which was the largest Islamic charity in America before it was forced to shut down in 2001.

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Book Musings: An Appreciation for Beautiful Books

Book Musings: An Appreciation for Beautiful Books

For many of us, the beginning of autumn brings anticipation of beautiful fall foliage. With that in mind, here are two books, one for young children (ages 4 to 8) and one for adults, that are visual treats. 

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BookMusings: September 2018

BookMusings: September 2018

An excerpt from On the Brink of Everything appears following the introduction, courtesy of Parker J. Palmer and Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. Dear Friend, This fall, we're excited to share not one, but TWO inspirational life stories with QuakerBooks readers - author Parker J. Palmer and abolitionist Benjamin Lay. Parker's latest book, On the Brink of Everything, is a reflection on life and embracing the gift of getting older. The Fearless Benjamin Lay, now available in a new paperback edition, describes the fiery activism of a Friend who would passionately witness (sometimes with props!) on the evils of slavery. Both men are remarkable...

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BookMusings: August 2018

BookMusings: August 2018

Dear Friend, Standing at the podium in the University of Toledo auditorium at the FGC Gathering a few weeks ago, the Reverend Doctor William J. Barber II gripped the lectern in front of him and leveled a quietly piercing look at the nearly one thousand Friends gathered around him. He had just reviewed what he called the heresy of government, the wickedness of people in high places, and the malpractice of theology among faith leaders who have preyed upon the poor, the sick, the old, the disenfranchised. And he had a question for us.“So what should we do?” he asks gently, looking...

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