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Among Friends: Convicted Friends

Our introduction to the issue.

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Quaker Earthcare Witness at Standing Rock: Respect Is the Heart of the Camp

Friends visiting Standing Rock: “Will it become yet another instance of invasion and destruction of an indigenous community or will this gathering of spirit serve as a pivot point for how we all relate to the natural world? What role do Friends have in this historic event?”

Shelley Tanenbaum is the general secretary of Quaker Earthcare Witness, on the board of Quaker Institute for the Future, and a member of Strawberry Creek Meeting in Berkeley, Calif.


Posted in: The FJ Blog, Unfeatured
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A Place of Stillness in Iran

A Friend finds that inward place of quiet communion while traveling through Iran. 🔒 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 […]

Karie Firoozmand is a member of Stony Run Meeting in Baltimore, Md.


Posted in: Crossing Cultures, Features
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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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Gathering Prayer

A prayer from the FGC Gathering 🔒 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 published, […]

Paul Buckley lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Posted in: September 2016
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It’s the Spirit That Makes It Beautiful

A Friends church in Oregon opens itself to its neighbors.

Cherice Bock teaches at George Fox University, and is pursuing a PhD in environmental studies. She is part of Northwest Yearly Meeting, where she organizes Peace Month (nwfriends.org/peacemonth). Cherice enjoys spending time with her spouse and two sons, raising chickens, gardening, hiking, biking, writing, and reading.


Posted in: Features, Quaker Spaces
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How to Read Job

By John H. Walton and Tremper Longman III. InterVarsity Press, 2015. 208 pages. $20/paperback; $16.99/eBook. Stop me if you have heard this one. God and Satan are kicking back with some other heavenly big shots when Satan says, “People only worship God to get favors and benefits, not because they truly love God.” So God […]

Douglas Bennett is president emeritus of Earlham College. He is a member of Durham (Maine) Meeting (New England Yearly Meeting).


Posted in: August 2016 Books, Books, Quaker Spaces
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No One Place for Home

A restless Friend finds fellowship and service opportunities with spiritual neighbors. 🔒 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 […]

Lisa Rand attends Bally Mennonite Church in Berks County, Pa. She also prays and serves the hungry at Christ Episcopal Church in Pottstown, Pa. Lisa writes a book review blog at Lighttoreadby.wordpress.com.


Posted in: Almost Quaker, Features
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Let’s Grow Together: Interview with Rob J Wilson

Interviews with those new to Friends.

Trevor Johnson is the editorial fellow at Friends Journal through Quaker Voluntary Service’s second-year Alumni Fellows Program. Do you know someone we should interview? Reach us at [email protected]


Posted in: Gender and Sexuality, Let's Grow Together
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A Ministry of Prayer and Learning

The School of the Spirit Ministry teaches Friends how to live and grow in grace.

Catherine Bly Cox has been a teacher of college English, a writer, and a full-time mom. She is a graduate of the Spiritual Nurturer program and a member of Goose Creek Meeting in Lincoln, Va.


Posted in: Features, Spiritual Nurture / Quaker Training
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