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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! Deadline is October 24, 2016.

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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 of support in the comments as we pray and mourn with the LGBTQ and Orlando communities.

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

2015 FJ Covers

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 Read the rest


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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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Friends gather for weekly peace vigil in front of Homewood Meeting in Baltimore, Md.

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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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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Reflections on Hold These Truths, a Play about Gordon Hirabayashi

Hirabayashi was a Japanese American Quaker who refused internment during World War II.

Sara Waxman is the advertising and marketing manager at Friends Journal. Prior to coming to Friends Journal, Sara worked for People’s Light and Theatre, Theatre Exile, and Brat Productions. She is an active member of the Philadelphia theatre community.


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60th Anniversary, March 2015

Reporting on Civil Rights in the 1950s and early 1960s.

Posted in: March 2015, The FJ Blog
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