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Who Is My Neighbor?

Can we reject unacceptable actions and still find ways to touch those neighbors in pain? 🔒 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 […]

Ellie Beach lives in Hiram, Ohio.

Posted in: Quakers in the Workplace, Viewpoint
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Quaker Teachers Aren’t Just at Friends Schools

A former Friends School teacher decides to let his life speak in a public school.

Mike Mangiaracina is an attender of Adelphi (Md.) Meeting. He taught for ten years in two Friends schools before being called to teach in Washington, D.C.’s public schools, where he has been teaching elementary school math and science for nine years.

Posted in: Features, Quakers in the Workplace
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Say the Wrong Thing: Stories and Strategies for Racial Justice and Authentic Community

By Dr. Amanda Kemp. Joy Will Come Press, 2016. 46 pages. $20/paperback; $9.99/eBook. Turn a corner these days, and you will run into a new book on racism. Many of them will offer you a thought-provoking ride. What makes Amanda Kemp stand out in the heart and mind of this black Quaker was her ability […]

Greg Williams is a member of Beacon Hill Meeting in Boston, Mass. (New England Yearly Meeting). Greg is working around in-reach and outreach relating to racial justice concerns. He recently received a Legacy Grant from NEYM to address this concern.

Posted in: January 2017 Books, Quakers in the Workplace
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The Goodbye Book

By Todd Parr. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2015. 32 pages. $17/hardcover; $9.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 2–5. The Goodbye Book by Todd Parr can be summed up in one word: simplicity. It is simple words and simple colors that deal with a not so simple emotion. The story is about loss and loneliness presented […]

Emilie Gay is a member of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Meeting.

Posted in: Books, December 2016: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Giving and Philanthropy
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Dorothea’s Eyes: Dorothea Lange Photographs the Truth

By Barb Rosenstock, illustrated by Gérard DuBois. Calkins Creek, 2016. 40 pages. $16.95/hardcover. Recommended for ages 8–12. I have always been fascinated with cameras and photographs. My mother would often find me surrounded by piles of family photo albums, looking through each one enraptured by the faces so familiar, so innocent. This is when my […]

Hina Fathima worked as an editorial assistant at Friends Journal in 2014. She graduated with honors from Haverford College in 2015 and then worked as a freelance photographer and in video production in Philadelphia, Pa. She is currently living in her hometown of Bangalore, India.

Posted in: Books, December 2016: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Giving and Philanthropy
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Two Dogs and a Parrot: What Our Animal Friends Can Teach Us About Life

By Joan Chittister. BlueBridge Books, 2015. 185 pages. $18.95/hardcover; $17.99/eBook. In the book of Genesis, God brought the animals to Adam to be named—a divine action, say some theologians, that certified man’s dominion over lesser species, and the right to determine how they should be used as raw materials for food, clothing, shelter, and so […]

Phila Hoopes is a freelance copywriter, poet, and blogger (soulpathsthejourney.org). A student of creation spirituality and permaculture, she has a passion for tracking deep connections in the mystical experience of the Divine across faith traditions. She is a member of Homewood Meeting in Baltimore, Md.

Posted in: Books, November 2016 Books, Quakers and Social Media
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Heart Like a Mountain

FJ Poetry: “My grandmother had a heart like a mountain.”

Carol Wills lives in Durham, N.C.

Posted in: Crossing Cultures, Poetry
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The Listening Life

The Listening Life: Embracing Attentiveness in a World of Distraction

By Adam S. McHugh. IVP Books, 2015. $16/paperback; $15.99/eBook. For McHugh the act of listening, in its broadest sense of full awareness, lies at the heart of our spirituality, justifying his boldly inclusive title. He claims, in fact, that “listening is foundational to what it means to be human.” The fact that his viewpoint is […]

William Shetter is a member of Bloomington (Ind.) Meeting, and an occasional contributor to the quarterly publication What Canst Thou Say?, focusing on mystical experience and contemplative practice.

Posted in: Books, Crossing Cultures, October 2016 Books
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Sonja Biorn-Hansen

Biorn-Hansen—Sonja Biorn-Hansen, 58, on February 6, 2016, in Portland, Ore. Sonja was born on October 21, 1957, in Boston, Mass. She grew up in the Boston area, with summers in Vermont as part of a happy, feral pack of kids with the run of several hundred acres of forests, fields, wetlands, streams, and ponds. She […]

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Hope for the White Supremacist Within

Do we need a 12-step program to overcome our internalized racism.

LVM Shelton, metaphysician, mathophile, and musician, taught academic philosophy until 1996, and has worked as a mental health counselor. Her ministry among Friends includes workshop offerings that nurture diverse and transformative spiritual community. She is a member of Plainfield (Vt.) Meeting.

Posted in: Features, September 2016
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