FJ Poetry: His feet walk daily paths, as duties call…
Part two of “Ohio Yearly Meeting Gathering and Quaker Spring.”
Bob Welsh lives in Black Mountain, N.C.
The obituary of the subject of Welsh’s poem, Bob Barrus, also appears in the May 2017 issue.
Posted in: Poetry, Quaker Summers
An introduction to the May 2017 issue on the fourth annual Student Voices Project and Quaker Summers.
Gail Whiffen is associate editor of Friends Journal. [email protected]
Posted in: Among Friends, Quaker Summers
Quakers tend to follow the leading to be in the world but not of it, although last summer gave us ample reason to not want to be in it much. Holy moly. Still, in our own small way, Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) is meeting the world as it is and working toward a better […]
Debby Churchman lives in Arlington, Va., and works for Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.).
Posted in: Quaker Summers, Viewpoint
Student Voices: “We advocate, we organize, we vote, we speak the truth, and when necessary, we protest. We may worship in silence, but we live our values loudly. We want to share with you our hopes and fears for your presidency.”
Student Voices: ” I believe that every voice should be heard, but some are silenced by society. As the next president, you should help to give everyone, rich or poor, a chance to voice their opinions.”
Student Voices: “The America I envision is an America where all people are treated equally. It is an America where no matter how you look or how you identify, you will be accepted. It is an America that is respected and valued as a country.”
Student Voices: ” All that said, I have a few pieces of final advice for you: Be kind. Build bridges, not walls. Rather than tearing others down, build others up. And remember, love always trumps hate.”
Student Voices: “Making tuition prices lower opens up the door for many young students aspiring to further their education and pursue a future career.”
Student Voices: “If I were the president, I would retrain the people who have lost their jobs in the coal industry to work in the solar and wind power industry. This way you fix employment and can also help reduce climate change, two huge problems in America.”
Student Voices: ” Teaching one another our different ways is how communities can improve each individual’s life. This may sound like hippy talk to you, and it might be, but true peace and compassion is what the world and our government should be striving for.”
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