Quakers Respond to Orlando Shooting (Updated)

Around the web and within Friends organizations and communities, Quakers are responding to the tragic news of a mass shooting that occurred early morning on Sunday, June 12, at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. Friends Journal sees its role as an amplifier of these Quaker voices. Please let us know of other statements of support in the comments as we pray and mourn with the LGBTQ and Orlando communities.

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Among Friends: The Quaker Handshake

An introduction to the June/July issue, "Almost Quaker."

Gabriel Ehri is the executive director of Friends Journal. ED@friendsjournal.org

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Viewpoint: Finding Quakerism on My Own

An ongoing journey from Catholicism to free-range spirituality to Quakerism.

Patty Quinn lives in Philadelphia, Pa.

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EQAT members at "Flood PNC" day of action on December 6, 2014. Photo courtesy of EQAT.

Half a Quaker

An activist learns from the spiritual practices of her colleagues.

Lina Blount is a Philadelphia-based organizer, trainer, writer, and nonviolent action strategist. In April Lina joined the team at Pendle Hill, a Quaker study, retreat, and conference center, where she is the communications and outreach coordinator.

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No One Place for Home

A restless Friend finds fellowship and service opportunities with spiritual neighbors.

Lisa Rand attends Bally Mennonite Church in Berks County, Pa. She also prays and serves the hungry at Christ Episcopal Church in Pottstown, Pa. Lisa writes a book review blog at Lighttoreadby.wordpress.com.

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I Wish I Were a Quaker

A seeker with Quaker values struggles to find community in a local Friends meeting.

Kimberly Fuller lives in southern California, fulfilling her life’s calling as wife to Mike and mother to Thomas and Jake. When she isn’t busy being a mountain bike mom, she enjoys reading, knitting, walking, and spending countless hours in the kitchen making plant-based meals for her friends and family.

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Are You a Friend?

Our communities are not beacons of the Spirit simply on the basis of being called "Quaker."

A native of the Philadelphia suburbs, Peter Moretzsohn is a graduate of Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vt. He recently moved to Lambertville, N.J., where he works for a nonprofit farm/preserve. A lifelong lover of songwriting and playing the guitar, he is an attendee of Solebury Meeting in New Hope, Pa.

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Quaker Meeting

FJ Poetry: When it's silent / in this room

Kitty Bergel lives in Chapel Hill, N.C.

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FJ Poetry: He writes in this daily devotional...

Ken Gibble lives in Camp Hill, Pa.

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