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November Full Issue Access

FJ Members can download the full PDF or read any article online. 🔒

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The Silent Spaces That Speak Volumes

An introduction to the November issue.

Gabriel Ehri is executive director of Friends Journal:聽[email protected]


Posted in: Among Friends, Quaker Libraries
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Forum November 2017

Letters from readers. 🔒


Posted in: Forum, Quaker Libraries
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Terrorism and Not Being Afraid

Letting go of our fears and finding genuine peace.

Robert Griswold lives in聽Denver, Colo.


Posted in: Quaker Libraries, Viewpoint
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mcneill

The Transformation of a Small Quaker Library

Bringing a new sense of purpose to an underused meeting library. 🔒

Ruth McNeill is a member of Corvallis (Ore.) Meeting. She is a retired preschool and elementary school teacher, an amateur weaver, and an amateur writer.


Posted in: Features, Quaker Libraries
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hill

Meeting with Friends in an Old Library

A visitor settles down at the library table at Beacon Hills Friends House. 🔒

Sheilah Hill has conducted mental health programs at such organizations as Bronx Lebanon Hospital; Allegheny University; and the Learning Annex, New York City. Her books include, Somewhere on the Edge of Dreaming; They That Sow in Tears; and La Verde de la Vida, Wisdom for the Abortion War.


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Interview with Friends Journal’s Book Review Editor聽

An interview with our Books editor Karie Firoozmand.

Karie Firoozmand is the book review editor and a member of Baltimore Monthly Meeting, Stony Run. She has two sons and lives with her husband near Baltimore. Karie鈥檚 interests include dance, exercise, history, literature, and travel. She speaks Farsi and has traveled to Iran. Karie joined Friends Journal聽as the book review editor in June 2011. To contact Karie about becoming a reviewer, email [email protected].

This interview is an extended version of the one that appeared in the print magazine.


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Interview with Friends Journal’s Assistant Book Review Editor

We talk with the editor of our children’s book reviews.

Eileen Redden is a retired school counselor and teacher, and a member of Camden (Del.) Meeting. More recently she鈥檚 been attending a worship group at Cadbury Senior Living in Lewes, Del. She has served as the volunteer assistant book review editor of Friends Journal since 2008. To contact Eileen about becoming a reviewer, email [email protected].

This interview is an extended version of the one that appeared in the print magazine.


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erickson

Library as Metaphor

A 180-year-old Quaker library begins a new chapter.

Gwen Gosney Erickson is the Friends Historical Collection librarian and college archivist at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C., where she is a member of Hege Library鈥檚 leadership team. She is a member of Greensboro鈥檚 Friendship Meeting and currently serves as clerk of North Carolina Yearly Meeting (Conservative). She lives in Greensboro.


Posted in: Features, Quaker Libraries
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Sunday Morning Whiteout

FJ Poetry: All night falling snow, a trackless silence鈥

Franchot Ballinger lives in聽Cincinnati, Ohio.


Posted in: Poetry, Quaker Libraries
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Vigil

FJ Poetry: The hospice nurse was shaving his slack jaw when we arrived鈥 🔒

Tina Schumann lives in聽Seattle, Wash.


Posted in: Poetry, Quaker Libraries
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