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Six Lesson Plans For U.s. Friends High School First Day Programs
COMPILED BY CURT TORELL AND ALICE CARLTON, ON BEHALF OF CHAPEL HILL MEETING
In our current political climate reinstituting a draft for military service no longer seems implausible. Currently registration is required for young men and the process does not allow for declaring CO status. This manual for young Friends carefully considers the issues involved, the law and Quaker practice. It guides the young person and the meeting community through information gathering, decision making and follow-up needed to support CO status.
Quaker Press of FGC 2003 44 PP. Looseleaf
BY HELEN HUNT JACKSON
Along with Uncle Tom's Cabin, Ramona is regarded as one of the 19th century's great ethical novels. Ramona is the fictional love story of a beautiful, illegitimate Scots-Indian orphan and the handsome and courageous Indian Alessandro. Persecuted and betrayed by individuals and the government, Ramona and Alessandro struggle and flee. Their love is portrayed in dramatic and classical terms, while the tragedy of their lives is the tragedy of their people who endure brutal poverty and the loss of their land. Along with the non-fiction book A Century of Dishonor, This was part of Jackson's efforts to promote the rights of Native Americans.
Signet Classic 1988 362 PP. Paper
(out of stock but can be backordered)
The Message Of Hope In The Book Of Revelation
BY BARBARA ROSSING
The idea of "The Rapture" - the return of Christ to rescue and deliver Christians off the earth - is an extremely popular interpretation of the Bible's Book of Revelation and a jumping-off point for the bestselling "Left Behind" series of books. This interpretation, based on a psychology of fear and destruction, guides the daily acts of thousands if not millions of people worldwide. In The Rapture Exposed, Barbara Rossing argues that this script for the world's future is nothing more than a disingenuous distortion of the Bible. The truth, Rossing argues, is that Revelation offers a vision of God's healing love for the world.
Basic Books 2004 222 PP. Paper
(out of stock but can be backordered)
BY PATRICK REINSBOROUGH AND DOYLE CANNING
An inspirational inside look at the trailblazing methodology developed by the strategy and training organization smartMeme, this book provides resources, theories, hands-on tools, and illuminating case studies for the next generation of innovative change makers. Re:Imagining Change explores how culture, media, memes, and narrative intertwine with social change strategies and offers practical methods to amplify progressive causes in the popular culture.
Fernwood Publishing 2010 142 PP. Paper
No President Left Behind - The Role Of Comedy In Social Justice Work
BY PETERSON TOSCANO
The reeducation of George W Bush. This was the plenary "talk" given by Peterson Toscano at the July 2008 FGC Gathering. In it Peterson exposes the "Inner Bush" in all of us, and aims to reeducate it with the aid of his crazy cast of characters.
Quaker Press of FGC 2008 Audio
SECONDHAND COPY -hardback with dustjacket-good condition. The author of the popular CARE OF THE SOUL shows that a profound, enchanted interaction with life is not a childish thing to be put away with adulthood, but a necessity for one's personal and collective survival. Moore describes how the ordinary becomes extraordinary when there is genuine engagement with beauty, quality, art, and nature.
HarperCollins 1997 393 PP. Cloth
USED - availability checked May 25th 3:40am EDT
America And The World After Bush, An Informed Citizen's Guide
BY HELENA COBBAN
In this concise guide, FCNL's Helena Cobban proposes moving the United States away from its "Global Control paradigm" to a policy of global inclusion which seeks to repair the relationship with other countries, recommit the United States to effective participation in the United Nations and other multilateral institutions, and ground U.S. foreign policy firmly in the principle of human equality. It also involves moving away from the language of threats and fear to a language of challenge and possibility. Global Inclusion addresses key challenges that face the whole world such as terrorism and weapons proliferation, inequality, human rights abuses and climate change.
Paradigm 2008 134 PP. Paper
BY JOSEPH PICKVANCE
Reissued in 2001 by the New Foundation Fellowship. The best introduction to the history, author, faith and relevance of the Journal for the modern reader. By one of the foremost Fox scholars, it is a must for the beginner on Fox and his work. An abbreviated concordance and glossary of 17th century terms help the reader grasp the significance of Fox's experience and the early Christian gospel he brought back to full light.
New Foundation Fellowship 2001 150 PP. Paper
The Gospel Of Judas And The Shaping Of Christianity - Paperback
BY ELAINE PAGELS AND KAREN KING
When the Gospel of Judas was published in 2006, it received extraordinary media attention and was heralded as a major Biblical discovery that rocked the world of scholars and laypeople alike. Elaine Pagels and Karen King are the first to reflect on this newfound text and its ramifications for telling the story of early Christianity. The two well known scholars illustrate how the newly discovered text helps us understand how Jesus' followers understood his death, why Judas betrayed Jesus, and why God allowed it.
Penguin 198 PP. Paper
Taking The Bible Seriously But Not Literally
BY MARCUS BORG
Growing numbers of people are unwilling to abandon the world of science and historical thinking for their faith and are searching for an enlightened, integrated way to be believers and to understand the Bible. Marcus Borg offers a new understanding of scripture that respects both tradition and reality. Moving away from the narrow literalism that drives so many away from the profound richness of the bible, this book blends the best of biblical scholarship with a concern for authentic faith and how it can be lived today.
HarperSanFrancisco 2002 321 PP. Paper
The Misguided Quest For The Histo Rical Jesus And The Truth Of The Traditional Gospels
BY LUKE TIMOTHY JOHNSON
The Real Jesus was the first book to challenge the findings of the Jesus Seminar. Drawing on the best biblical and historical scholarship, respected New Testament scholar Luke Timothy Johnson demonstrates that the "real Jesus" is the one experienced in the present through faith rather than the one found in speculative historical reconstructions. A new preface by the author for the paperback edition presents his point of view on the most recent rounds of this lively debate. The author points out with irony that he shares his publisher with most of the Jesus seminar authors
HarperOne 1997 208 PP. Paper
BY TIMOTHY HELLER
Timothy Keller, the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, addresses the frequent doubts that skeptics and non-believers bring to religion. Using literature, philosophy, anthropology, pop culture, and intellectual reasoning, Keller explains how the belief in a Christian God is, in fact, a sound and rational one. "In a flood of bestsellers by skeptics and atheists...Keller stands out as an effective counterpoint and defender of the faith. The Reason for God makes a tight, accessible case for reasoned religious belief." - The Washington Post
Riverhead 2009 336 PP. Paper
The Faith And Future Of The Friends Church
BY JOHN PUNSHON
Punshon writes of the evangelical Friends Church and its problems and in so doing addresses topics of interest and concern to all Friends. He cites the "distinctives" that make us Quakers and their biblical basis and, as he always does, he writes clearly on complicated matters of faith, making transparent what was confused or unstated and hoping to promote an informed discussion. An important book.
Friends United Press 2001 375 PP. Paper
Turned In The Hand Of God - Php 393
BY LYNDON BACK
Rebecca Clark led a remarkable life that spanned the 20th century. This pamphlet explores one year in that life, when she took the first steps toward a career of service around the world. "The forging of a person's character takes a lifetime," writes Back. "Yet there are periods along the way when outer circumstance and inner forces combine to form a crucible, a time of transformation. Rebecca's year as a volunteer for the AFSC in Poland at the end of the WW1 was one of those times. She was 24 years old, unmarried, and just out of nurses training. . . ." Based on diaries, letters, and other archival resources, a young woman's quest for faithfulness and meaning comes to life.
Pendle Hill Pamphlet 2007 36 PP. Paper
BY ANN BELL
Quaker women in the eighteenth century were known as the First Women Feminist. Their strength in spite of tremendous adversity has been an inspiration to generations to come. Due to traumatic family circumstances, Rebekah Bradford is forced to sign an indentured servant contract to leave her home in London and work for a Philadelphia Quaker family. Rebekah's journey through life takes her from servanthood, to wife and mother and businesswoman during a period when Quakers were struggling to maintain their identity as the colony attempted to find its place in history that was often in stark conflict with its founder, William Penn. An Amazon Breakthrough Novel Quarter finalist.
Kays Crossing 2010 409 PP. Paper
BY BOB KRECH
There is an unwritten rule at Franklin High School: the black kids play basketball and the white kids wrestle. But Ray Wisniewski's got a passion for hoops, and he's not about to give up his dreams. When Ray finally makes the basketball team, no one is happy for him, not Ray's friends from his tight-knit Polish neighborhood and certainly not Robert, a black player on Ray's team who seems to have it in for him. Tensions build as Ray's worlds collide - until Ray is faced with a heart-wrenching decision that could change everything. Grades 9 and up.
Marshall Cavendish 2009 270 PP. Paper
BY ALEXIS O'NEILL
In this sassy playground romp the irrepressible new kid dethrones the reigning recess bully by doing the unthinkable--she invites her to be her friend! Not only will kids relate to the all-too-common issue of bullying, but parents and teachers will appreciate the story's deft handling of conflict resolution (achieved without adult intervention).
Scholastic 2002 32 PP. Cloth
Papers From The Friends Bible Conference
BY JIM CORBETT, CAROL CONTI-ENTIN, JANICE DOMANICK, CHUCK FAGER, MARTHA PAXSON GRUNDY ET AL.
19 essays written by workshop leaders at the Friends Bible Conference of 1989.includes Jim Corbett: The bible and covenant communities, Carol Conti-Entin: Using the written bible to hear the bible within, Janice Domanick: The Bible and care of the creation, Chuck Fager: From Detoxification to Godwrestling, Martha Paxson Grundy: How early Friends understood the bible. SECONDHAND COPY. Good condition.
Kimo Press 1990 278 PP. Paper
USED - availability checked May 25th 3:40am EDT
The Moral Dimensions Of Development Policy And Practice In Poor Countries
BY CHLOE SCHWENKE
Chloe Schwenke, a Quaker, writes here of the moral dimension of development that include concepts such as human dignity, social justice, peace, the common good, gender equality, safety and security, participation and inclusion. Throughout the book, the author draws on her thirty years of experience in the field in poor countries around the world to give vivid real-life illustrations of the classic moral dilemmas in development ethics and to show how moral reasoning can clarify and resolve them.
Praeger 2009 174 PP. Paper
BY HENRY BURTON SHARMAN
A masterly presentation side by side on the page of the complete text of the four Gospels, this resource simplifies the processes of comparing and understanding the Gospels. Used with Mary Morrison's approaching the Gospels together.
Guild for Psychological studies 1991 289 PP. Cloth
BY MARY OLIVER
A collection of 61 new poems, including a cycle of eleven linked love poems. The pages overflow with her keen observation of the natural world and her gratitude for its gifts, but the poet's attention turns with ferocity to the degradation of the Earth and the denigration of the peoples of theworld by those who love power. Red Bird is unquestionably Mary Oliver's most wideranging volume.
Beacon Press 2009 96 PP. Paper
Reflections On Art, Family, And Survival
BY CHRISTOPHER BENFEY
Bricks form the backbone of life in North Carolina's ruralPiedmont, where Benfey's mother was raised among centuries-old folk potteries, tobacco farms, and clay pits. Her father, like his father before him, believed in the deep honesty of brick, that men might build good lives with the bricksthey laid. Nurtured in this red clay world of ancient craft and Quaker radicalism, Benfey's mother was poised to set out from home when a tragic romance cracked her young life in two. Salvaging the broken shards of his mother's past and exploring the revitalized folk arts resisting industrialization, Benfey discovers a world brimming with possibility and creativity.
Penguin 2013 291 PP. Paper
(out of stock but can be backordered)
What If Jesus Really Meant What He Said?
BY SHANE CLAIBORNE, TONY CAMPOLO
For all the Christians facing conflict between Jesus' words and their own lives, for all the non-Christians who feel they rarely see Jesus' commands reflected in the choices of his followers, "Red Letter Revolution" is a blueprint for a new kind of Christianity, one consciously centered on the words of Jesus, the Bible's "red letters." Shane and Tony candidly bring the words of Jesus to bear on contemporary issues of violence, community, Islam, hell, sexuality, civil disobedience, and twenty other critical topics for people of faith and conscience today.
Nelson 2013 272 PP. Cloth
A Memoir Of The Cultural Revolution
BY JI-LI JIANG
This is the true story of one family's courage and determination. Ji-li Jiang was twelve years old in 1966, when Mao launched the Cultural Revolution in China. An outstanding student she seemed poised for a shining future. Now intelligence became a crime and her family background invited persecution. For the next 3 years Ji-li and her family were humiliated and reviled by their former friends, neighbors, and colleagues and lived in constant terror of attack. Then with the detention of her father, Ji-li was faced with the most dreadful decision of her life: denounce him and break with her family, or refuse to testify against him and sacrifice her future in her beloved Communist Party.
Harper 1997 284 PP. Paper
(out of stock but can be backordered)
The Summer Of 1919 And The Awakening Of Black America
BY CAMERON MCWHIRTER
A narrative history of America's deadliest episode of race riots and lynchings. After World War I, black Americans fervently hoped for a new epoch of peace, prosperity, and equality. Black soldiers believed their participation in the fight to make the world safe for democracy finally earned them rights they had been promised since the close of the Civil War. Instead, an unprecedented wave of anti-black riots and lynchings swept the country for eight months. From April to November of 1919, the racial unrest rolled across the South into the North and the Midwest, even to the nation's capital. Millions of lives were disrupted, and hundreds of lives were lost.
Holt 2011 352 PP. Cloth
BY RICHARD HATHAWAY
We come into this quiet place to worship. We tap into the water that runs deep. What happens when we enter a Quaker meeting? There is silence, certainly, and sometimes from that, spoken ministry; a moment of reflection, inspiration; a movement of the spirit. Collected here is some of the ministry of Richard Hathaway, a member of New York Yearly Meeting. Each segment is unique, an anecdote, a memory, a line of poetry that suddenly comes to mind, a response to the surroundings. And yet each reveals something of the underlying current of a Quaker meeting, to be open to feeling, light and expression.
Britain Yearly Meeting 2011 71 PP. Paper
BY JOHN GALLERY
The author shares reflections born of his participation in an extended prayer vigil for peace. It includes thoughts on sowing peace, faithfulness, prayer and a section on Timothy McVeigh (a United States citizen executed for bombing an Oklahoma City federal building in 1995 as an act of terrorism).
Pendle Hill Pamphlet 2001 40 PP. Paper
BY ESTHER GREENLEAF-MURER
An expanded collection of short essays intended to guide members and attenders in entering into corporate worship. Includes thoughts on tardiness, space between messages and vocal ministry for children. Formerly titled "From Worship & Minstry."
Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting 2003 30 PP. Paper
BY ELAINE PREVALLET
This is the author's description of her lifelong concern with the process of simplicity, a gift which often eludes one's grasp. She discusses the inner dynamic of simplicity and its relation to other values.
Pendle Hill Pamphlet 1982 32 PP. Paper
2007 Fgc Gathering Plenary Address
BY KODY HERSH AND JOANNA HOYT
In this plenary talk from the 2007 Gathering, young adult Friends Kody Hersh and Joanna Hoyt speak to the Gathering theme from their personal experiences. Kody Hersh considers how needs, love, and constant service play out when we live in community - and urges us to answer Jesus's call to lay aside our social status in order to realize spiritual gifts and radical compassion. Joanna Hoyt speaks from her experiences working and living at a Catholic Worker farm in New York, and explores the vital relationship between love of God and love of neighbor, calling us to radical simplicity, fellowship and inclusion. Both speakers offer challenging, inspiring and nourishing visions of community.
Quaker Press 2007 AUDIO Audio