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The author with his wife and child in a tent.

Farm and Community

Life on a small vegetable farm.

Craig Jensen likes board games, comic books, and the bread that his wife bakes, but time with his son, Fox, is his favorite thing in the world. He grows beautiful dahlias and would like to spend all of his winter making toys. He is a member of Monadnock Meeting in Jaffrey, N.H.


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January Full Issue Access

FJ Members can download the full PDF of the January issue on Quaker Lifestyles or read any article online. 🔒

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The Roots of Our Lifestyles

Among Friends: Our introduction to the January issue on Quaker lifestyles.

Martin Kelley is the senior editor of Friends Journal.


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Bulbs being planted in a garden.

Being Vegetarian is a Climate Issue

A Friend’s bumpy path toward a lifestyle that’s lighter on the Earth. 🔒

Lynn Fitz-Hugh is a climate activist, parent, psychotherapist, and vegetarian. She belongs to Eastside Meeting in Bellevue, Wash.


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Simple Living Beyond the Thrift Store

Finding a balance between personal and political strategies for simple living.

Philip Harnden is a member of Syracuse (N.Y.) Meeting. He has served on the board of Right Sharing of World Resources and as American Friends Service Committee鈥檚 liaison with the Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne. He wrote the Pendle Hill pamphlet Letting That Go, Keeping This: The Spiritual Pilgrimage of Fritz Eichenberg.


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Evergreen Worship Group circa 2006. Photo courtesy of the author.

Releasing One Another for Faithfulness

Exploring a vision for faithful communities.

Marcelle Martin, a member of Swarthmore (Pa.) Meeting, is the author of Our Life is Love: the Quaker Spiritual Journey. She leads workshops at retreat centers and Quaker meetings. Currently she is the core teacher for the Nurturing Worship, Faith & Faithfulness program at the Woolman Hill Quaker retreat center in Deerfield, Mass. Visit her website at awholeheart.com.


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So Far So Safe

FJ Poetry: “I thought I had a can of pineapple / but it鈥檚 only apricots / in the cabinet, apricots in syrup. Still, what wealth鈥”

E. K. Gordon lives in聽Cohoes, N.Y.


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Papaw

FJ Poetry: “I remember him as a child remembers: / he was my Papaw鈥”

Carol Wills lives in聽Durham, N.C.


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Mississippi River near Fridley, Minn. (c) Gabriel Vanslette/Wikimedia

Life Saving Quaker Practice

It took a diagnosis of cancer for a Friend to take on daily worship.

Michael Bischoff lives in Minneapolis, Minn.


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