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    It Breaks My Heart

    The fractured nature of the Quaker community breaks a Friend’s heart

Swarthmore Hall, in North West England, organizational center of the early Friends movement. Photo Martin Kelley.

ePublishers of Truth

The shared lessons of strengthening a movement among Friends.

Kathleen Wooten is a member of Fresh Pond Meeting in Cambridge, Mass. She travels extensively among Friends with a concern for how we connect both digitally and face-to-face. She also serves New England Yearly Meeting as events coordinator and social media manager. Kathleen shares her travels and learning at quakerkathleen.wordpress.com.


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Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem: June/July Full Issue Access

Friends Journal member subscribers can download full PDF or read any article online. 🔒

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Life, Death, and Resilience

Among Friends: Our introduction to the June/July issue.

Gabriel Ehri is聽executive director of Friends Journal.


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Forum June/July 2017

Letters from our readers. 🔒

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Love Cannot Be Overwhelmed

Viewpoint: Love cannot be overwhelmed. Love stays. 🔒

Michael Lane lives in聽Burlington, N.J.


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Consensus Decision Making in Eusocial Organisms

Learning disruption and resilience from ants and bees.

Barbara Dale graduated from Earlham College in Indiana with a major in biology in 2015. She participated in Quaker Voluntary Service in Philadelphia, Pa., from 2015 to 2016, and currently works in development for a Quaker values-based affordable housing organization. She lives cooperatively with seven humans in West Philadelphia.


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What We Cannot Do Alone

A new way of relating is breaking through our institutional numbness.

Noah Merrill is a member of Putney (Vt.) Meeting, which has care and oversight of his service in ministry. He serves as secretary of New England Yearly Meeting.


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Worshiping Online

An experiment with online programmed meeting for worship.

Rachel Guaraldi is an interfaith hospital chaplain, Quaker minister, and spiritual director. As a lifelong Quaker and member of Beacon Hill Meeting in Boston, Mass., Rachel has facilitated dialogue among Quaker, ecumenical, and interfaith communities for over a decade. To join and participate in the online programmed meeting for worship, please visit rachelguaraldi.com/pmfw.


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Finally Breaking Down the Hedge?

Have our Quaker institutions finally become obsolete?

Thomas D. Hamm is professor of history and director of Special Collections at Earlham College and a member of West Richmond (Ind.) Meeting in the New Association of Friends.


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Turning Somersaults in the Quaker Ecosystem

We have to find ways to build relationships and maintain our Quaker tradition. 🔒

Margaret Fraser has served as interim pastoral minister at West Richmond (Ind.) Meeting, executive secretary of Friends World Committee for Consultation Section of the Americas, and dean of Pendle Hill study center in Wallingford, Pa. She was presiding clerk of the New Association of Friends from 2013 to 2015.


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After Mowing Hay

FJ Poetry: “After a June day’s work, having driven…”

Melva Priddy lives in聽Winchester, Ky.


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A Grace of Thanksgiving

FJ Poetry: “We are cooking / and talking about how some foods” 🔒

Michael S. Glaser lives in聽St. Mary鈥檚 City, Md.


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