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FJ poetry: Explaining all of what could happen when… 🔒 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 largest online library of Quaker information: every Friends […]

Jane Blanchard lives in Augusta, Ga.


Posted in: Poetry, Quakers in the Workplace
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Viewpoint: Persuasive Letters to the Editor

Tips for getting your thoughts printed in your local paper.

Don Byrd lives in Bloomington, Ind.


Posted in: Quakers and Social Media, Viewpoint
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Walking Cheerfully Over the Web

Community management in the manner of Friends. 🔒 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 largest online library of Quaker information: every Friends Journal ever […]

Isaac Smith is a member of Frederick Meeting in Frederick, Md., where he lives with his wife and son.


Posted in: Features, Quakers and Social Media
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The Ecology of Care: Medicine, Agriculture, Money, and the Quiet Power of Human and Microbial Communities

By Didi Pershouse. Mycelium Books, 2016. 301 pages. $19.95/paperback. “When we stand in the center and look at the whole, we can understand issues that once perplexed us. Healing the old rifts between science and religion, between humans and nature, between old wisdom and new discoveries, is a matter of becoming more and more aware […]

Ruah Swennerfelt lives in rural Vermont and is a member of Burlington (Vt.) Meeting. She serves as clerk of the Earthcare Ministry Committee of New England Yearly Meeting.


Posted in: Books, November 2016 Books, Quakers and Social Media
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The Philadelphia host committee featured many representatives from Quaker organizations.

Holding Hard Truths

Good News from White Privilege Conference

Trevor Johnson was the editorial fellow at Friends Journal through Quaker Voluntary Service’s second-year Alumni Fellows program. He is a member of West Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.


Posted in: Features, September 2016
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The Dwelling Place Within

While traveling to unusual worship places, a Friend discovers the sacred dwelling space within.

Lola Georg is a member of Media (Pa.) Meeting. Currently, she is a licensed professional counselor in private practice. Previously, she had an extensive career in financial management for nonprofit organizations, including Quaker organizations. She loves Viv Hawkins, and they live in Philadelphia, Pa.


Posted in: Features, Quaker Spaces
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Author Kody Gabriel Hersh reads “A Gospel of Quaker Sexuality”

FJ Podcast: I came out as queer without feeling any conflict with my identity as a Friend. But as my commitment to Quakerism as a spiritual path deepened, I realized that there was a disconnect between Quakerism and my emerging sexuality.


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Thankful

By Eileen Spinelli, illustrated by Archie Preston. Zonderkidz, 2015. 32 pages. $16.99/hardcover; $6.75/paperback; $7.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 4–8. I am thankful for this picture book by Eileen Spinelli with paintings by Archie Preston. Thankful shines a light on the everyday things that inspire gratitude. The story is a bouncing poetic rollick through imagination, play, and […]

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


Posted in: Books, Gender and Sexuality, May 2016 Young Friends Bookshelf
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Blackberries and Cream

By Leslie Rivver. Green Writers Press, 2015. 207 pages. $24.95/hardcover. Recommended for middle school students. Grace, affectionately called Gracie-girl by Ida Bell, her African American nanny, longs for the attention of her mother. The first sentence of this book reaches out and takes the reader by the heart: “When your own momma don’t like you, […]

Katie Green is a member of Worcester (Mass.) Meeting. She is a storyteller and has led workshops at the Friends General Conference Gathering and New England Yearly Meeting sessions.


Posted in: Books, Gender and Sexuality, May 2016 Young Friends Bookshelf
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She Takes a Stand: 16 Fearless Activists Who Have Changed the World

She Takes a Stand: 16 Fearless Activists Who Have Changed the World

By Michael Elsohn Ross. Chicago Review Press, 2015. 192 pages. $19.95/hardcover; $15.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 12 and up. As the title announces, She Takes a Stand features short biographies about 16 activist women and the causes for which they fought. I appreciate that the selection includes women from different countries and continents, from the nineteenth […]

Anne Nydam is a member of Wellesley (Mass.) Meeting. A former middle school art teacher, she now stays home with her own children, while working as an artist and writer of books for children.


Posted in: Books, Gender and Sexuality, May 2016 Young Friends Bookshelf
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