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Author Events at the 2019 FGC Gathering

Author Events at the 2019 FGC Gathering

Join us at the FGC Gathering this year to see your favorite Quaker writers talk about their work! Here is our schedule for Author Events that will take place during the Gathering at Grinnell College, between Monday, July 1st and Friday, 5th: Monday, July 1st, 2019 1:30pm: John Calvi, author of How Far Have You Traveled? New release! An honored Quaker healer for decades, John Calvi now shares with us how we can find the lasting strength within ourselves to heal ourselves and others, not falling victim to burn-out. Practical and energizing!   3:00pm: J. Brent Bill, author of the...

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Book Musings: Teaching Children About Racism

Book Musings: Teaching Children About Racism

For many of us who are White folks, teaching our White kids about racism is like trying to teach them to speak a language that we ourselves don't know as well as we need to.  So how do we talk to our children about race honestly, openly, and in age-appropriate ways?  We know that being color blind is not the answer; it ignores history and current conditions and allows racism to continue.  We have to educate, and these two recent publications can help first day teachers, parents, and other caregivers address racism in ways that open eyes and conversation.

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Book Musings: Quiet Time

Book Musings: Quiet Time

Cold weather or not, this is a good time of year to slow down and cozy up with a good book. For those who enjoy a mystery, we offer Turning the Tide, the third title in Edith Maxwell's popular Quaker Midwife series.

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Meeting for Reading: Walk Humbly, Serve Boldly

Meeting for Reading: Walk Humbly, Serve Boldly

“What we need—and what the world needs from us—are those moments of clarity in which we Friends reclaim the passion, the love, the commitment, the strength, the sense of community and the awareness of the Presence in which our Quaker ancestors lived.”

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Book Musings: Finding Your Spiritual Path

Book Musings: Finding Your Spiritual Path

How do we know when we've found our "real" spiritual path? How do the belief systems we were raised with help us find - or lose - our faith? This week's featured titles lift up their own perspectives to these questions. This Child of Faith talks about raising a spiritual child in a secular world from the viewpoint of Sophfronia Scott and her son, Tain Gregory. Tain's experience of faith was forever changed after he survived the Sandy Hook shootings when he was in third grade.

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