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Among Friends December 2013

The call to call out.

Gabriel Ehri is the executive director of Friends Journal.


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Forum

This is a little thank you to Caroline Brown (“The Last Few Miles,” FJ Oct.). The paragraph on reading and […]

Our reader feedback.


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Sharing Our Faith with the Nones

Marketing ourselves to the “spiritual but not religious.”

Thomas H. Jeavons is a scholar-in-residence at the Earlham School of Religion. He was general secretary of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting from 1996 to 2006 and executive secretary of Baltimore Yearly Meeting from 1978 to 1988. He remains a member of Swarthmore (Pa.) Meeting though he currently lives in Indiana. The original speech on which this article is based can be found at Esr​.earlham​.edu.


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Quakerism Left Me

Stories of a wandering generation.

Betsy Blake was recently accused of having a fake ID during a night out dancing, but she is in fact 36 years old. Currently residing in Philadelphia, Betsy is self-employed as a business and communications consultant for progressive businesses and organizations. She can be reached at [email protected]​betsyblake.​com.

The original version of this article included more of the author’s stories of the experiences of her generation of Friends. You can read the un-cut version of “Quakerism Left Me” (original) here.


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Let God Out of the Meetinghouse

Are Friends too hung up on our Sunday morning rituals?

Micah Bales is a founding member of the Friends of Jesus Fellowship (Fojf​.org), a network of communities and ministries gathered around a common experience of Jesus in our midst. He blogs regularly at The Lamb’s War (Lambswar​.com), and has been published in a variety of online and print publications. Micah lives with his wife in Washington, D.C.


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2013 Wild Goose Festival in Hot Springs, N.C. ©Nate Baker-Lutz/IVP

Finding a Quaker Charism at the Wild Goose Festival

A progressive Christian festival reveals Friends’ gifts to the wider world.

Viv Hawkins practices and teaches about faithfulness, and is working with Vonn New on a project to crowd-fund ministry. She carries a minute of religious service from Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting endorsed by its quarterly and yearly meetings. Viv loves Lola Georg and serves with the Shalom Center. Contact her at [email protected]​gmail.​com.


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Internalized Quakerism

I’m writing as someone who was raised Quaker, grappling with what I see to be my “internalized Quakerism”―both the good […]

Lynn Fitz-Hugh is a member of Eastside Meeting in Bellevue, Wash., and lives in Seattle.  She is a mother, a therapist, an activist, and a lifelong Friend.


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Books December 2013: A Young Friends Bookshelf

Reviews of children’s books.

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News December 2013

Minutes and decisions from Friends Church in Kenya, New York Yearly Meeting, and the Olney and Westtown Friends Schools. Quakers […]

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Milestones December 2013

Benfey—Rachel Elizabeth Thomas Benfey, 86, peacefully, on September 22, 2013, at Friends Homes at Guilford in Greensboro, N.C. Rachel was […]

Births and obituaries.


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