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December 2014

Choice Poverty
  Seres Kyrie
Sustainable Simplification
  Chuck Hosking
Sleeping with Margaret Fell
  Maggie O’Neill

Among Friends: When Simplicity Isn’t a Sacrifice

Introduction to the issue.

Gabriel Ehri is the executive director of Friends Journal. Email: [email protected]​friendsjournal.​org


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Forum December 2014

Letters from our readers.


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The crying need for Quaker saints

December 2014 Viewpoint 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join […]

John Pitts Corry lives in Albuquerque, N.M.


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Choice Poverty

A family changed by war finds richness in chosen poverty.

Seres Kyrie lives with her family in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin, where she farms, makes art, corrals children, and writes. She is a member of the Madison (Wis.) Meeting.


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Sustainable Simplification Shuns “Shoulds” and Sacrifice

Rejecting the trappings of power to take cues from Jesus’s life choices.

Chuck Hosking lives in Albuquerque, N.M. He is a member of Harare (Zimbabwe) Meeting, and he actively promotes Southern Africa Yearly Meeting’s Zimbabwe Food Relief Action Fund through Schenectady (N.Y.) Meeting.


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Quaker Oaks

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Jack H. Schick serves as co-clerk of Richland Meeting in Quakertown, Pa. He is a representative to Philadelphia Yearly Meeting’s Interim Meeting and Friends General Conference’s Central Committee. He is a columnist for the Upper Bucks Free Press and publishes essays on Soulofwit​.com and Searchwarp​.com.


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A Lonely Tree

FJ Poetry: In the middle of a field of high yield corns…

Gerald Bosacker lives in Paragould, Ark.


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Taking Down the Tree

FJ Poetry: They’re taking down the tree today…

Amy Neill Bebergal lives in Cambridge, Mass.


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A Prayer for the Coming of the Light

FJ Poetry: The snow is melting, the air is crisp…

Lucy Duncan lives in Upper Darby, Pa.


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Interior of Swarthmoor Hall.

Sleeping with Margaret Fell: A Pilgrimage to 1652 Quaker Country

A pilgrimage to the “1652 Country” retraces the footsteps of early Quaker women.

Maggie O’Neill (formerly known as Peggy) is a longtime member of Richmond (Va.) Meeting and the mother of two sons, Coleman and Jonathan (Jon) Watts. She leads Sacred Circle Dances and workshops on the sacred feminine. Maggie and her husband, Al Watts, are founding members of Ashland Vineyards, a Quaker-based intentional community. She recently retired from teaching at Virginia Commonwealth University.


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