Quaker Earthcare Witness is working to bring together a coalition of changemakers of African descent who are working on the issue of water, and has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help make this happen.
The Coalition will gather in person for a special meeting at U.N. Headquarters in July with other movement leaders to learn together, share resources, and foster collaboration as part of the U.N. Decade for People of African Descent and the International Decade for Action – Water for Sustainable Development.
The Friends Historical Association is devoted to the study, preservation and publication of material relating to the history of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Founded in Philadelphia in 1873, FHA has become an organization that is international in membership and interests and which anyone, Friend or not, is invited to join. The Annual Meeting in the Fall, and a historical pilgrimage in the Spring to an area associated with the history of Quakerism are important activities of the Association. The Association publishes the American journal Quaker History twice a year.
About Quaker History:
Quaker History is the official journal of the Friends Historical Association. Published semi-annually in the Fall and Spring, Quaker History consists of articles on all aspects of the history of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). The journal also contains reviews of current scholarship and an annual annotated bibliography of new publications in the field. In addition to its print run, Quaker History is available online through JSTOR and Project Muse.
Duties and responsibilities:
Upholds the mission and scope of the journal
Develops and maintains the quality of the intellectual content of the journal
Seeks out and solicits manuscripts for inclusion that provide new, original and important contributions to the field
Oversees the review process to ensure it is timely, fair, and thorough
Consults with the journal’s Book Review Editor
Works with contract designer and a part-time FHA Office Manager who assist with publication duties
Periodically attends (in person or by phone/video) meetings of the FHA Board of Directors
Experience and knowledge in the field of Quaker history
Experience in conducting research and writing historical narratives
Editing experience in publishing or journalism
Ability to quickly edit articles for content, grammar, and style and to work with writers to ensure content meets high editorial standards
Experience with academic style manuals
Excellent oral and written communications skills
Technical capacity to work in an electronic environment
Ability to delegate
Strong organizational skills
Ability to set and meet firm deadlines
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment
Please send the following documents via email in Word or PDF format to John Anderies, chair of the Quaker History editorial search committee: email@example.com:
Cover letter outlining the qualifications, experience, and skills you possess to do this job
Copy of your resume
Names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of two professional references
This issue includes articles on Basic Guaranteed Income, the Palestine-Israel Quaker Study, and Electronic Surveillance, as well as an interview with CYM’s new secretary, news, reviews, and a lot more.
Next Issue & Submissions
The next issue is scheduled for June, and we’re still seeking submissions. The due date has been extended to April 15.
Many kinds of submissions are welcome:
pieces pertaining to the issue’s theme of polarization (see below)
suggestions and submissions for “Gleanings & Quotations”
photos and captions for our caption contest (see p. 42 in the latest issue)
photos and artwork generally
suggestions and submissions for the “Meet a Friend” feature
Quaker-related news and announcements
anything that might be of interest to Canadian Friends.
Send submissions to The Canadian Friend‘s editor, Timothy Kitz, at firstname.lastname@example.org or c/o CYM Office, 91A Fourth Ave., Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1S 2L1. Articles should generally be 500-1200 words; exceptions are possible, but best first discussed with the editor.
The world seems to be getting more and more polarized – politically, economically, religiously, etc. The middle class is evaporating, while the 1% gets richer and the rest get poorer and more precarious.
Confidence in liberal democracy seems to be waning, leading to a revival of fascist and revolutionary leftist groups. Even our weather is swinging to extremes as climate change deepens.
How can Quakers respond to the world’s polarization?
What do we make of polarization within Quakerism and Canadian Yearly Meeting (CYM) – between liberal, conservative, and evangelical Friends, for example? What does it mean that CYM has examined the idea of literally splitting through a simulation exercise? When CYM defines itself by taking particular positions on prison abolition, earthcare as a testimony, or Palestine-Israel, is this a constructive kind of polarization or separation from the norm – as opposed to a less-defined, all-embracing position?
To take a trip down memory lane or seek inspiration, The Canadian Friendback issues are available online. If your library is missing one, you can even download back issues and print them.
Subscriptions and Advertising
You can order a print subscription to The Canadian Friend by contacting the editor. The Canadian Friend also accepts advertising! Send camera-ready or clear, readable copy to the editor, by e-mail. For rates and details, contact the editor (email@example.com, again).
Request a minute of support from your Meeting and include this in your application. Young Adult Friends are encouraged to contact Cameron Fraser, CYM Secretary, if obtaining a minute of support poses a challenge.