May Mansoor Munn

With heavy heart we must tell you of the passing of May Mansoor Munn, a member of Live Oak Friends and a beloved figure in South Central Yearly Meeting.  Hold May in your prayers and hold all who loved this precious friend in the light, especially Albert Munn as he says goodbye to his dear love.

May was born in Jerusalem to Palestinian-Quaker parents.  She was educated in the U.S. then returned to Palestine where she taught at Friends Girls' School in Ramallah.  In 1955, she returned to the U.S. with her husband Isa Mansoor and began a distinguished career as teacher, historian, journalist and author.  After Isa's death she married Albert Munn under the care of Live Oak Friends Meeting.

May devoted her life to cause of Peace and Justice, especially for the Palestinian people.  She left us a legacy of writing that includes essays, articles and fiction.  Her most recent books are Ladies of the Dance, a historical novel set in 1967 Palestine - 2012, and Where Do Dreams and Dreaming Go?: A Palestinian Quaker in America, an anthology of essays and other works - 2017.

Going “home” is what some of us try to do throughout our lives -- words by May Mansoor Munn