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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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Reflections on Selma: What Quakers Were Saying in 1965

Commentary about Selma from the Friends Journal archives

Gail Whiffen Coyle is associate editor of Friends Journal.

Posted in: From the Archives, The FJ Blog

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New Year’s top five: The most popular articles of 2014

The top five most-read articles of 2014.

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12 Years a Slave: A Reflection

“White Narcissim” author Ron McDonald writes about the classic slave narrative and what it still reveals to us.

Ron McDonald is a pastoral counselor in private practice at Memphis (Tenn.) Meeting and with the Church Health Center, both in Memphis. He is an adjunct professor of pastoral care at Memphis Theological Seminary. He is also a folksinger, storyteller, and part of a contra-dance band named the EarthQuakers.

Posted in: September 2014, The FJ Blog

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On Twitter: Promoting Friends

A Twitter conversation over how Friends share their message in the modern world.

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Pete Seeger and Friends

A musical Friend shares stories of the peace-loving folksinger Pete Seeger, who passed away on January 27, 2014.

Peter Blood is a member of Mount Toby Meeting in Leverett, Mass. He is a music editor, song leader, and performer living in Amherst, Mass.

Posted in: March 2014, The FJ Blog

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Reflections from St. Petersburg, Russia

Life in Russia also brings moments of unexpected warmth, goodness, and humanity. It brings people together and forms instant, deep connections.

Pola Lem is a recent graduate of Haverford College and a 2013 intern at Friends Journal. She is currently studying in Russia.

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A New Year’s top five: The most popular articles of 2013

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.

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Diplomacy Is Not a Sprint

Glen Retief’s recent letter to Friends Journal, “A Pacifist Reconsiders Military Action in Syria,” reflects the dilemma many Friends feel about our country’s role in confronting brutal violence.

Diane Randall is executive secretary for the Friends Committee on National Legislation. Learn more at www.fcnl.org.

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A Pacifist Reconsiders Military Action in Syria

A foreign-born Quaker pacifist abstains from the missile strikes debate.

Glen Retief’s book The Jack Bank: A Memoir of a South African Childhood won a Lambda Literary Award. He teaches creative writing at Susquehanna University and is a member of Pennsdale (Pa.) Meeting.

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