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CHAPTER 10Openings and Convincement: The Quaker Way

There is urgent need in the world for a new religious movement, one that has the force and vigor that 17thcentury Friends had in their day.1

ROBERT GREENLEAF

During their first stay in Mount Kisco, the Greenleafs had planted roots within the local Quaker community. Their neighbor, Levi Hollingsworth Wood, was a lawyer who worked for peace, civil rights, and education for blacks and Quakers. Like John Haynes Holmes, he was one of the grand activists of the Reformist Era, a founding member of the American Civil Liberties Union, the American Friends Service Committee, and the National Urban League.2 When Bob first met him, Wood lived with his second wife, Martha, and his maiden sister, Carolena. ...

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