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Among Friends: The Ultimate Privilege: How Shall We Use It?

The Ultimate Privilege: How Shall We Use It?

Gabriel Ehri is executive director of Friends Journal


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Forum January 2013

Letters in response to John Coleman’s October 2012 feature, “When Quaker Process Fails,” and other articles in the special issue […]

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School buildings in Detroit, Mich. (left) and Silver Spring, Md. <br>Photo left via Rich Gibson, www.substancenews.net.

Patience Schenck on Privilege

Q&A with the author of Living Our Testimony on Equality: “Somebody who is committed to these issues can still be […]

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November 15, 1969 cover

Medical Problems of the Ghetto (1969)

From the FJ archives. A doctor provides healthcare for the poor. This first appeared November 15, 1969.

This article first appeared November 15, 1969, with the following contributor biography: Joan E. Thomas joined the Society of Friends more than 20 years ago. She acquired her medical degree in 1966, despite heavy family responsibilities, and has been practicing in a poor section of Louisville for a year and a half.


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Lending a Helping Hand

A journey through the world of real estate. “As an agent, I am touched by people from a variety of […]

Gloria Todor is a convinced Friend and member of Orange County MM (Calif.). She lived and worked at Pendle Hill from 1998-2005, where she met her life partner. Together they live in Delaware County and serve as licensed Pennsylvania Realtors® (Century 21 Absolute Realty).


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Via Eva Serna

A Nightshift Education

Learning the value of an honest job. “I had fancied myself a class‐conscious progressive. It shouldn’t have startled me to […]

Martin Kelley is editor of Friends Journal and a member of Atlantic City Area (N.J.) Meeting. He blogs at www.quakerranter.org.


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Blue‐Collar Welcome

Meetings can work to overcome class boundaries. Suggestions for making Quaker communities more welcoming.

This piece is adapted from a discontinued blog, Quakers and Social Class, begun in 2007 after the author attended George Lakey’s FGC Gathering workshop on social class. N. Jeanne Burns lives and writes in Minneapolis and is seeking a new spiritual home. In the meantime, she knits on Sunday mornings where Spirit is encouraging her to let go of perfection.


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Charles Murray

Interview with Charles Murray

The libertarian author explains why Quakerism is a logical home for independent views.

Signe Wilkinson is an editorial cartoonist and member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa.


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Teaching Gratitude

How do we encourage our children to be grateful? “I’m beginning to recognize that such a large financial shift in […]

Jana Llewellyn and her family are members of Old Haverford Meeting in Havertown, Pa.


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Voting

Caring Too Much to Vote

Is our political process in conflict with peace? “In the past, politics divided me from others when I should have […]

Tom Adams has spent most of his life in and around Memphis, Tenn. He is currently a stay-at-home dad while pursuing a Master’s in Social Work. He is married to a fabulous woman and is the father of an amazing little girl.


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