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Celebrating 50 Years

This month we begin a yearlong celebration of Friends Journal. Our first issue was published on July 2, 1955, a celebration in itself of the reunification of the Orthodox and Hicksite branches of Quakerism. Our predecessor publications, Friends Intelligencer (Hicksite, founded 1844) and The Friend (Orthodox, founded 1827), take our publishing history back 178 years! This is a remarkable record for any publication, and especially so amongst religious periodicals. This magazine has been through many changes in its half century, as you will learn in July, when we plan to present a special issue celebrating the ministry of Friends🔒

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