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Quaker Earthcare Witness at Standing Rock: Respect Is the Heart of the Camp

Friends visiting Standing Rock: “Will it become yet another instance of invasion and destruction of an indigenous community or will this gathering of spirit serve as a pivot point for how we all relate to the natural world? What role do Friends have in this historic event?”

Shelley Tanenbaum is the general secretary of Quaker Earthcare Witness, on the board of Quaker Institute for the Future, and a member of Strawberry Creek Meeting in Berkeley, Calif.


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A Quaker Vision for Political Activism

With the election of Donald J Trump as the next president of the United States, we bring you a repeat of the video interview with Friends Marge Abbott and Noah Baker Merrill, “Why Do Quakers Care About Politics?”


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Weathering the Windfall Contest

What would your meeting do with $1 million? Submit for a chance to win the top prize: $500! New deadline is January 31, 2017.


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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 […]


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New Year’s top five: The most popular articles of 2015

We’ve been sharing our most-read articles of 2015 on Facebook and Twitter. Here is the full list. #5 Baltimore, the Time Is Now Sarah Bur gave us a dramatic first-hand account from Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray in police custody. Originally published online on May 6 and reprinted in our June/July 2015 print issue. #4 […]


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Candlelight vigil in Madison, Wis., for victims of Charleston church shooting. (via Flickr: Light Brigading)

Finding Fellowship After the Charleston Church Massacre

A Quaker is led to act in solidarity with the black community after the Charleston church shooting.

T. Hamboyan Harrison is a white-presenting member of Third Haven Meeting in Easton, Md., who blogs at lightandlotus.wordpress.com. She is passionate about human rights, living up to our Quaker testimonies, and cats.


Posted in: September 2015, The FJ Blog
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Baltimore, the Time Is Now

A Baltimore Friend shares her first-hand experience and perspective from the city’s unrest.

Sarah Bur became a convinced Friend as a teenager. A member of Homewood Meeting in Baltimore, Md., she currently serves as clerk for Chesapeake Quarterly Meeting. She is a registered nurse who oversees the Federal Bureau of Prisons infection prevention and control program.


Posted in: June/July 2015, The FJ Blog
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Japanese American Quakers Among Thousands Protesting Auction of Art from WWII Internment Camps

An online petition is gathering support to stop the auction slated for the morning of Friday, April 17.


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Cover photograph by Terry Foss of Rachel Davis DuBois, 94-year-old member of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting's Committee on Aging.

60th Anniversary: Worship Sharing Comes to Friends

From the FJ archives.


Posted in: April 2015, The FJ Blog
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Quakers Doing Lent?

A daily reflection offered by William Penn House.

Brad Ogilvie is the program coordinator at William Penn House in Washington, D.C.


Posted in: March 2015, The FJ Blog
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