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December 2016: Giving and Philanthropy

Speaking the Language of Quaker Values by Henry Freeman
Giving from a Peaceful Place by Lisa Smith
Why I Give by Mike Moyer
The Companionship of Philanthropy and Spirituality by Jay W. Marshall
FJ Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf

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December full issue access

FJ Members get full website access to all of the articles in the December issue, along with a PDF to read it offline. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) […]

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Among Friends: Giving Light in the Darkness

Introduction to our issue on Giving and Philanthropy

Gabriel Ehri is executive director of Friends Journal.


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Viewpoint: How to Write a Thank-you Note

How to get through that pile of thank-you notes—and end up liking your Friends! 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world’s largest […]

Mariellen Gilpin lives in Champaign, Ill.


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Forum: December 2016

Letters from our readers. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world’s largest online library of Quaker information: every Friends Journal ever published, going back […]

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Quaker Family Values on Giving

Charity begins in the home. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world’s largest online library of Quaker information: every Friends Journal ever published, going […]

Kathleen Costello Malin is a member of Smithfield (R.I.) Meeting and is active on a New England Yearly Meeting committee and her quarterly meeting as well. Kathleen works at a community foundation and presents frequently on philanthropy and technology. She has two millennial sons and a boomer husband. This article has been slightly corrected from the print edition.


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Speaking the Language of Quaker Values

A Friend’s perspective on money and philanthropy.

Henry B. Freeman is a fundraising consultant who works with nonprofit organizations and educational institutions around the country. An active Friend, Henry lives in Richmond, Ind., and is a member of Clear Creek Meeting in Richmond.


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Giving from a Peaceful Place

Finding a balance in our work.

Lisa Smith runs a nonprofit in Washington state that serves seven counties. She brings 30 years of experience with legal, economic development, academic, environmental, tribal, and nonprofit partners. Her research has been published in Consumer Reports, Scholastic magazine, and the American Journal of Public Health. She attends Olympia (Wash.) Meeting.


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Why I Give

Giving is a response of gratefulness to God for life and its blessings.

Mike Moyer and his wife, Deb, have lived in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for 25 years where they attend College Avenue Friends Church. Mike recently retired from teaching at William Penn University. He has served on the board of trustees of the Pickett Endowment for Quaker Leadership since 1995 and as coordinator since 2007.


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The Companionship of Philanthropy and Spirituality

Philanthropy can be beneficial to both the giver and the receiver.

Jay Marshall is dean at Earlham School of Religion, a graduate school in Richmond, Indiana. He is a member of New Castle (Ind.) Meeting, which is a member of the New Association of Friends.


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Home Communion

FJ Poetry: Somewhere in Amish country—York, perhaps—a chalice and patter of local clay glazed in soft Loden green. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access […]

David Black lives in Louisa, Va.


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