Oscar Lugusa Malande wrote “The Concept of Hierarchy and Doing Ministry in the Church: Evaluating the Roles of Leaders and the Use of Authority in Quakerism” for the Fall 2019 issue of QRT. With experience as a pastor and chaplain in Vihiga Yearly Meeting in Kenya, as well as teaching and serving as academic dean of Friends Theological College Kaimosi, he provides insight into the challenges and opportunities of the Friends understanding of authority and ministry leadership in general, and particularly how it is being received and interpreted in an African context. He interviewed Friends from several East Africa countries, and shares some of their opinions and insights. He also offers thoughts about the differences between pastors’ and clerks’ leadership, and the need for close collaboration.
In the first of a two-part series, Cherice Bock contributed “Oregon Yearly Meeting and the Peace Testimony, Part I: Navigating Evangelicalism and Quakerism, 1938-1954,” based on interviews and archival research she conducted with her late grandfather, Ralph Beebe. In this article, Bock details Oregon Yearly Meeting’s approach to the peace testimony during World War II and the Korean War, and shares the stories and beliefs of Quaker men faced with the military draft in these years. She analyzes the balance between particularly Quaker beliefs and evangelicalism in this yearly meeting as Evangelical Friends began.
Christy Randazzo contributed “Affirmation Mysticism: The Activist Theology of Rufus Jones” to the Fall 2019 issue of QRT. Through an exploration of the social activism of Jones through his involvement with the American Friends Service Committee, combined with his mystical Quakerism, Randazzo highlights the interdependent and social theology of Jones, and of Quakerism as a whole. Order your copy of this issue today at https://qtdg.org/subscribe.
The fall issue of Quaker Religious Thought is now out:
Our lastest issue is heading to your mailbox! Contributors include David Harrington Watt, James Krippner, Christy Randazzo, Cherice Bock, Oscar Lugusa Malande, and Jay Miller. Need to order your copy or subscribe? Go to: https://qtdg.org/subscribe
Henry Cadbury, the Peace Testimony, and the First World War by James Krippner and David Harrington Watt
Co-authors James Krippner and David Harrington Watt of Haverford College wrote: “Henry Cadbury, the Peace Testimony, and the First World War,” which appeared in the Fall 2019 issue of QRT. They ask, “How did twentieth-century Friends understand the nature of the so-called Peace Testimony?” Recognizing this is a large question, they approach it through looking at the life of influential Friend Henry Cadbury (1885-1973), attending to his understanding of peace, and the difficulties he faced even among Friends as he spoke out against WWI and was forced to resign from Haverford. Krippner and Harrington Watt compare Cadbury’s experiences and beliefs to those of early Friends.
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British, Irish, European, and Pacific Rim Perspectives
Friends in Britain Ben Pink Dandelion
Friends in Ireland and Europe Johan Maurer
Friends in Asia-West Pacific Gerard Guiton
North American Perspectives
Friends General Conference Thomas Swain
Friends United Meeting Sylvia Graves
Conservative Friends William F. Rushby
Evangelical Friends Wayne Evans
African and Asian Perspectives
Friends in Eastern Africa Ann K. Riggs
Friends in Central Africa D. Elizabeth Todd
Friends in India and Asia Ron Stansell
South and Central American Perspectives
Friends in South America Harold Thomas
Friends in Central America D. Gene Pickard
The Future of Quakers in Central America Alvin and Lucy Anderson (ed. Paul Anderson)
The British Quaker Survey 2013 Ben Pink Dandelion
Review of Paul Buckley, The Essential Elias Hicks T. Vail Palmer Jr.
Tribute to T. Canby Jones
Remembering T. Canby Jones Ron Rembert
Tribute to Canby Jones (a poem) Arthur O. Roberts