I cannot help but think of ways in which policies decided in Washington shape the lives of people in cities across the Atlantic, people I will neither see nor meet, and I wonder, what side of the story am I missing?
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Quakers have had a complicated relationship with the legal system. Regardless of whether the year is 1762 or 2013, or whether the location is Great Britain or America, Friends have been entangled in the criminal justice system, typically due to their peculiar witness to the testimonies of the faith. Rarely do Friends find themselves in [...]
Friends Journal received three honors in the Best of the Christian Press awards. To celebrate, we’d like to share with you all of our winning entries.
The New Yorker reports that prominent libertarian author Charles Murray shocked attendees at the conservative CPAC conference on Friday when he “ditched his prepared remarks on ‘America Coming Apart’ in favor of an impromptu admonition to fellow conservatives to accept the legalization of both gay marriage and abortion.” Murray said that he himself used to [...]
Richard Milhous Nixon was born 100 years ago—on January 13, 1913—in Yorba Linda, California, to Quaker parents, making him a birthright Friend. The family moved to Whittier when young Richard was nine years old, and he remained a member of East Whittier Friends Church there until his death in 1994. That Nixon never withdrew his [...]
“With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle [...]
We’ve been sharing our most-read articles of 2012 on Facebook and Twitter. Here they are along with highlights from the issues in which they originally appeared.
Friends Journal is proud to sponsor of the upcoming Heschel King Festival, January 4-5 in Philadelphia, to celebrate the legacy of two important American religious activists, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. The event is co-sponsored by more than 40 faith and community groups in Philadelphia, including Friends Journal and at [...]
The loneliness and sadness and fear of this life can be overwhelming, but it’s a comfort to remember we are not alone.
Around the web, Quakers are responding to the massacre of innocents at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Friday: Another way of life is possible: Reflections on the shootings in Newtown, Conn., by Max Carter, Director of Guilford College’s Friends Center: “While the reality of tragedies such as the recent gun violence and [...]