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118 Days

118 Days

Christian Peacemaker Teams Held Hostage In Iraq

EDITED BY TRICIA GATES BROWN
On November 26, 2005, Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) members Tom Fox and Jim Loney along with delegation members Norman Kember and Harmeet Sooden were kidnapped in Iraq. Tom Fox was killed on March 9, 2006. Jim, Norman and Harmeet were freed two weeks later on March 23 after 118 days of captivity. The kidnapping of these four peacemakers was like a rock thrown into a pond. This collection describes the ripples on the water, the impact and results of that rock, in stories characterized by hope, courage, friendship, and forgiveness. Also included is a chapter entitled, "Tom Fox: a Profile of an Ordinary Man's Calling to an Extraordinary Life" by Selby McCash and Johannes Williams.

CPT 2008 227 PP. Paper

$18.00 (in stock)

All Of One Peace

All Of One Peace

Essays On Nonviolence

BY COLMAN MCCARTHY
A Washington Post correspondent for 25 years, Colman McCarthy is a respected pacifist, teacher, journalist and advocate of non violence. This is a collection of his writings, broad cannon of nonviolence, and pacifist thinking on issues from the rights of the unborn child to the Gulf war, with many asides to areas like bicycle riding.

Rutgers University Press 2003 160 PP. Paper

$16.00 (in stock)

All On Fire

All On Fire

William Lloyd Garrison And The Abolition Of Slavery

BY HENRY MAYER
Mayer maintains that William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879), a self-made man of scanty formal education who founded and edited the abolitionist newspaper The Liberator, not only served as the catalyst for the abolition of slavery, but inspired two generations of activists in civil rights and the women's movement. Through Garrison, tragically torn between pacifism and abolitionist advocacy, we also meet a rich pageant of great 19th-century historical figures, including Frederick Douglass, John Quincy Adams and Harriet Beecher Stowe. A consequential biography.

St Martins Griffin 2000 702 PP. Paper

$8.00 (out of stock but can be backordered)

Along The Templar Trail

Along The Templar Trail

Seven Million Steps For Peace

BY BRANDON WILSON
Following in the footsteps of the legendary first Knights Templar, an American Quaker from Hawaii and a 68-year-old Frenchman embark on the ultimate challenge. Traveling simply, they set off to trek across 11 countries and two continents on a peace pilgrimage from France to Jerusalem. However, once the Middle East erupts in war, everything becomes uncertain - except for their steadfast and perhaps life-threatening resolve. P,Pilgrim's Tales

2008 328 PP. Paper

$5.00 (in stock)

Answering The Violence

Answering The Violence

Encounters With Perpetrators

BY JOHN LAMPEN
As a People committed to peace, Friends have nonetheless, from time to time, sought to build close relationships with perpetrators of violence, groups and individuals who may be thought to be "beyond the pale" - dictators and terrorists . Why? What part do such relationships play in efforts to end differences and build peace in troubled situations? John Lampen, who has served as a Quaker peace worker in N Ireland and elsewhere, draws on his own experiences and the accounts of other peace workers to explore the controversies, risks, rewards, and possible benefits of reaching out in friendship to perpetrators of violence.

Pendle Hill Pamphlet 2011 32 PP. Paper

$6.50 (in stock)

An Autobiography

An Autobiography

The Story Of My Experiments With Truth

BY MOHANDAS GANDHI
Translated by Mahadev Desai and with a New Preface. In his autobiography Gandhi recounts the story of his life and how he developed his concept of active nonviolent resistance, which inspired his own and so many other social change movements. All royalties earned on this book are paid to the Navajivan Trust, founded by Gandhi, for use in carrying on his work.

Beacon 1957 526 PP. Paper

$15.00 (in stock)

Bringing The War Home

Bringing The War Home

On The Road With Eyes Wide Open

BY AFSC
Eyes Wide Open, the American Friends Service Committee's widely-acclaimed exhibition on the human cost of the Iraq War, features a pair of boots honoring each U.S. military casualty, a field of shoes and a Wall of Remembrance to memorialize the Iraqis killed in the conflict, and a multimedia display exploring the history, cost and consequences of the war. Since January 2005, this simple exhibit of empty boots and shoes has opened eyes and stirred emotions across the country. This short documentary captures the essence of Eyes Wide Open, a stark reminder of the human cost of the Iraq War.

AFSC 2006 12 MINS Disk

$7.50 (in stock)

Compassionate Listening And Other Writings

Compassionate Listening And Other Writings

BY GENE KNUDSEN-HOFFMAN, EDITED BY ANTHONY MANOUSOS
This is an inspiring collection of the writings of mystic and activist Gene Hoffman including many essays on pacifism and pathways to peace. "For more than half a century, Gene Hoffman-through her essays and poetry, her workshops and speeches, her travels and her witness-has been a fountainhead of creative spirituality and courageous peacemaking. This will be a rich resource for those who come after her."-Richard Deats, Editor of Fellowship magazine

Friends Bulletin 2003 348 PP. Paper

$16.95 (out of stock but can be backordered)

Creating The Beloved Community

Creating The Beloved Community

A Journey With The Fellowship Of Reconciliation

BY PAUL DEKAR
This history of the FOR in the USA shows that its members have been practical dreamers, both imagining a more peaceful world and working to realize the dream.. Creating the Beloved Community grows out of the author's 40-year involvement with the peace movement, including experience as a founder of the peace studies program at McMaster University. Dekar has combined personal acquaintance with FOR and careful research to produce a history both passionate and thorough history of the organisation and its work.

Cascadia 2005 326 PP. Paper

$23.95 (in stock)

Darfur Diaries

Darfur Diaries

Stories Of Survival

BY JEN MARLOWE AND OTHERS
In late 2004 a team of three independent filmmakers trekked to Darfurian refugee camps in eastern Chad and crept across the border into Darfur. They met dozens of Darfurians, and spoke with them about their history, hopes and fears, and the tragedy they are living. Their stories and testimonies, woven together through the personal experience of the filmmakers, and conveyed with political and historical context, provide a much-needed account to help understand Darfur. These are people whose lives, homes, safety and rights deserve to be protected as vigilantly as those of peoples all over the world.

Nation Books 2007 259 PP. Paper

$15.95 (in stock)

Don't Shoot

Don't Shoot

One Man, A Street Fellowship, And The End Of Violence In Inner-city America

DAVID M. KENNEDY
A landmark work in law enforcement, community action, and social policy, this book describes a new approach to inner city violence and the epidemic of incarceration it propagates. David M. Kennedy, who engineered Boston's program involving gang members, drug dealers, cops, and neighbors, explains how youth homicides were reduced by two-thirds in the 1990s, even at the height of the crack epidemic and under a legacy of toxic racial history. This program has since been successfully duplicated in other cities.

Bloomsbury 2011 305 PP. Paper

$18.00 (in stock)

Enough Blood Shed

Enough Blood Shed

101 Solutions To Violence, Terror And War

BY MARY-WYNNE ASHFORD, GUY DAUNCEY
Enough Blood Shed confronts the reality of a world awash in weapons and the belief that war is inevitable, with people powerless to change the system. It provides an alternative perspective based on solutions known to be successful because they have been used already. power of ordinary people to make a difference and packed with effective nonviolent success stories - often in a setting of hate and provocation - the book provides guidance, inspiration, hope and empowerment that peace is not only possible, but can be fun along the way.

New Society Publishers 2006 288 PP. Paper

$21.95 (in stock)

The Essential Gandhi

The Essential Gandhi

An Anthology Of His Writings On His Life, Work And Ideas

EDITED BY LOUIS FISCHER, PREFACE BY EKNATH EASWARAN
Introduces Gandhi's thoughts on politics, spirituality, poverty, suffering, love, nonviolence, civil disobedience and includes reflections on his own life. Offers the clearest, most thorough portrait of one of the greatest spiritual leaders the world has known.

Vintage Spiritual Classics 2002 338 PP. Paper

$15.00 (in stock)

Fierce Legion Of Friends

Fierce Legion Of Friends

A History Of Human Rights Campaigns And Campaigners

BY LINDA RABBEN
"As a longtime fighter for human rights, I was moved and inspired by Fierce Legion of Friends. It's encouraging to know whose shoulders we stand on: the millions of people who have worked for human rights for more than 200 years. I recommend this book to anybody who wants incentive to keep working for social justice."-Nancy Pelosi. "A stirring history of human rights campaigns over the centuries--vividly described, intelligently assessed." -- Howard Zinn

University of Wisconsin Press 2001 271 PP. Paper

$5.00 (out of stock but can be backordered)

Fire Of The Heart

Fire Of The Heart

Norman Morrison's Legacy In Vietnam And At Home - Php 381

BY ANNE MORRISON-WELSH
Anne Morrison Welsh tells the moving story of her husband's self-sacrifice at the Pentagon in November 1965 in a desperate effort to help end a war he abhorred. Quaker Norman Morrison felt led to make this extreme statement in the manner of Vietnamese Buddhist monks. In telling her husband's story, the author also shares her own spiritual journey of forgiveness, acceptance and gradual recovery from life's wounds. A 1999 visit to Vietnam was healing for Anne Morrison Welsh as she and her daughters met with many Vietnamese who shared with her the extraordinary impact that Norman Morrison's act had on their hearts and minds.

Pendle Hill Pamphlet 2006 39 PP Paper

$6.50 (in stock)

The Future Of Peace

The Future Of Peace

On The Front Lines With The World's Great Peacemakers

BY SCOTT HUNT
Scott Hunt spent years traveling to the world's trouble spots to glean wisdom from the world's great peacemakers. Here, while recounting the histories that aren't taught in textbooks, Hunt shares remarkable stories from such figures as Burma's imprisoned pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the Dalai Lama, leading Vietnamese dissident Thich Quang Do, primate specialist and humanitarian Jane Goodall, and Cambodian patriarch Maha Ghosananda. The book is both a message of hope and a call to action, exploring the implications of remaining steadfast to a vision of compassion.

HarperSanFrancisco 2002 372 PP. Paper

$13.95 (in stock)

Getting In The Way

Getting In The Way

Stories From Christian Peacemaker Teams

EDITED BY TRICIA GATES BROWN
Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) stop soldiers from firing on unarmed protesters in the West Bank, "occupy" a military base in Chiapas, Mexico, and oppose brutality against native fishers in Esgenoopetitj (New Brunswick, Canada). These are 3 of the stories recounted in this collection of first-person narratives written by members of CPT. The fear, joy and challenge faced by these committed Christians is reported vividly from trouble spots like Haiti, Iraq and Colombia, where the CPT work to reduce violence and conflict.

Herald Press 2005 157 PP. Paper

$17.99 (in stock)

Held In The Light

Held In The Light

Norman Morrison's Sacrifice For Peace And His Family's Journey Of Healing

BY ANNE MORRISON WELSH AND JOYCE HOLLYDAY
In 1965 Norman Morrison, a devout Quaker, immolated himself on the steps of the Pentagon as a protest against the Vietnam War. Anne Morrison Welsh recounts Norman's story as well as her own journey to find forgiveness, and recovery from life's wounds. While many were appalled by Morrison's action, others were deeply affected - among them, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, who later described Morrison's death as one of the critical turning points in his life. Decades later, on a pilgrimage to Vietnam, Anne and her children completed a circle that brought them to terms, in a new way, with the mystery and meaning of that day in 1965.

Orbis Books 2008 160 PP. Paper

$20.00 (in stock)

Holding Faith

Holding Faith

Creating Peace In A Violent World

BY DAVID GEE
By refusing to allow past violations to determine our present and future choices, cycles of violence can be broken. Each choice aimed at stepping out of the cycle, whether successfully or not, is a peace act. What does committing to preach mean in a violent world? How might this commitment shape our relationships with one another, ourselves and the Earth? David Gee argues for a contemporary, practical faith that enlivens our humanity. A powerful and sometimes challenging exploration, Holding faith shows how this "humane passion played out in the world" can enrich the way we live and begin to turn our societies around.

Britain Yearly meeting 2011 143 PP. Paper

$17.00 (in stock)

Hope Indeed!

Hope Indeed!

Remarkable Stories Of Peacemakers

BY N. GERALD SHENK
Shenk tells the stories of "ordinary people" in bad situations, who used courage, inspiration and love to attempt a transformation to a positive outcome. Some examples are the farmer/pastor Ned Wyse beaten nearly to death in a random attack by neighbors, Palestinian parents who gave their young, murdered son's organs to Jewish children, Brother Ivo who kept bringing former Catholic and Muslim neighbors together as war escalated in Bosnia, and the Amish, who subverted the violation of their children in Nickel Mines by refusing to multiply the horror, and instead offered forgiveness and generosity.

Good Books 2008 106 PP. Paper

$9.95 (in stock)

Into Full Flower

Into Full Flower

Making Peace Cultures Happen

BY ELISE BOULDING AND DAISAKU IKEDA
Elise Boulding, an American Quaker, and Daisaku Ikeda, a Japanese Buddhist, began their journeys in peace building from vastly different locales and traditions. However, as these fifteen intimate conversations reveal, shared wisdom grows from an unwavering commitment to a better world. Throughout these dialogues, the authors explore the dynamic qualities of peace cultures. Translated from a 2006 Japanese version, this book gives no information about the circumstances under which these dialogues occurred or how they were recorded.

Dialogue Path Press 2010 168 PP. Paper

$12.95 (out of stock but can be backordered)

The Intrepid Quaker

The Intrepid Quaker

One Man's Quest For Peace - Memoirs, Speeches, And Writings Of Stephen G. Cary

EDITED BY ALISON ANDERSON AND JACK COLEMAN
"This is a lively memoir by a man who 'lived his conscience' on the front lines during a tumultuous slice of American history - from Quaker relief work in Europe which led to the Nobel Peace Prize in 1947 to marches with Martin Luther King [Jr.] - from being jailed in DC during the Poor People's Campaign to campaigns to change US policy during the Vietnam War. This is a tough-minded, fun-loving Quaker who lived life to its fullest - a book of inspiration, humor and courage." - Eugene McCarthy

Pendle Hill 2004 352 PP. Cloth

$19.95 (in stock)

Iraq Journal 2003

Iraq Journal 2003

BY SHANE CLAIBORNE
This magazine format booklet is a minimally edited diary of his peacemaking/observing trip to Iran before the American and coalition attack in 2003. Many telling observations and inspiring Meetings.

Doulos Christian Press 2004 36 PP. Paper

$7.95 (in stock)

Joining Hands

Joining Hands

Politics And Religion To

GOTTLIEB, ROGER S.
Did Martin Luther King's spiritual understanding of political struggle truly help the Civil Rights movement? Can breast cancer victims incorporate both spiritual wisdom "and" political action in their fight for life? Tackling such questions that shake the core of our political and spiritual foundations, Roger S. Gottlieb presents a brave new account of how religious ethics and progressive movements share a common vision of a transformed world.

Westview 202 272 PP Cloth

$5.00 (in stock)

The Last Of The Just

The Last Of The Just

BY ANDRE SCHWARZ-BART
In 1885 in the old English city of York, the Jews were brutally massacred. As legend has it, God blessed the only survivor of this pogrom, Rabbi Yom Tov Levy, as one of the 36 Just Men of Jewish tradition, a blessing which extended to one Levy of each succeeding generation. This terrifying Legacy is traced over 8 centuries, from the Spanish Inquisition, to expulsions from England, France, Portugal Germany, and Russia, and to the small Polish village of Zemyock, where the Levys settle for two centuries in relative peace. It is in the then that Ernie Levy emerges, the Last of the Just, in 1920s Germany, as Hitter's sinister star is on the rise and the agonies of Auschwitz loom on the horizon.

Overlk 2000 374 PP. Paper

$16.95 (in stock)

Making Peace

Making Peace

One Woman's Journey Around The World

BY JAN PHILLIPS
This book is the journal of Quaker Jan Phillip's peace pilgrimage around the world in 1983. Many Friends have found her prose and photographs inspiring and very special as she recounts her spiritual transformation moving from Western to Eastern culture - and then back to the West. Here are encounters with relatively unknown peace activists and institutions in many countries.

Friendship Press 1989 120 PP. Paper

$6.50 (in stock)

Mohandis Gandhi

Mohandis Gandhi

Essential Writings

EDITED BY JOHN DEAR
A collection of seminal writings reveal the heart and soul of a man whose message of nonviolence bears special relevance to all spiritual seekers today.

Orbis 2002 192 PP. Paper

$15.00 (in stock)

The Moral Imagination

The Moral Imagination

The Art And Soul Of Building Peace

BY JOHN PAUL LEDERACH
John Paul Lederach's work in the field of conciliation and mediation is internationally recognized. This book represents his thinking and learning over the past several years. He explores the evolution of his understanding of peacebuilding by reflecting on his own experiences in the field. Peacebuilding, in his view, is both a learned skill and an art. Finding this art, he says, requires a worldview shift. Conflict professionals must envision their work as a creative act - an exercise of what Lederach terms the "moral imagination."

Oxford University Press 2005 200PP. Paper

$19.95 (in stock)

Nonviolent Soldier Of Islam

Nonviolent Soldier Of Islam

Badshah Khan, A Man To Match His Mountains

BY EKNATH EASWARAN
"Eknath Easwaran's great achievement is telling an international audience about an Islamic practitioner of pacifism at a moment when few in the West understand its effectiveness and fewer still associate it with anything Islamic." -Washington Post

1999 240 PP. Paper

$16.95 (in stock)

Occupied With Nonviolence

Occupied With Nonviolence

A Palestinian Woman Speaks

BY JEAN ZARU
In this book Jean Zaru, the longtime activist and Quaker leader from Ramallah, brings home the pain and central convictions that animate Christian nonviolence and activity today. Yet even as Zaru eloquently names the common misunderstandings of the history, present situation, and current policies of the parties there, she vividly articulates an alternative: a religiously motivated nonviolent path to peace and justice in the world's most troubled region.

Fortress Press 2008 176 PP. Paper

$20.00 (out of stock but can be backordered)

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