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Practicing Deep Empathy

Mentoring Those Unlike Ourselves 🔒

Leslie Madsen-Brooks is a history professor, digital humanist, and expatriate Californian currently living in Boise, Idaho. Her work explores how laypeople understand the past and “do history” in the digital age. Her teaching is deeply inflected by Quaker principles.


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Israel-Palestine and the Call to Faithful Action

Worship and reconciliation in Ramallah.

Deborah First retired from the faculty of Nazareth College in elementary and science education. A member of Fredonia (N.Y.) Meeting, she serves the boards of American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam and Friends of Ramallah Friends Meeting. Eleven grandchildren, traditional rug hooking, and music take up available time.


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Talk with Me

FJ Poetry: “This dawn wind I have given you…” 🔒

Manuela Popovici lives in Ottawa, Ontario


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Convergence

UPDATE June 2018: “In response to the continuing administration policy of separating asylum-seeking parents from their children, as young as […]

David Bristol, Lee Teran, and Gretchen Haynes are all active in Friends Meeting of San Antonio (Tex.) and have been involved, in one way or another, in the meeting’s ministry to help immigrant families fleeing violence in Central America. Their collaboration on this article has been spiritual work.


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26 Weekends at Columbia County Jail: Part Two

A Quaker’s principled jailing results in a journal from behind bars. Part two.

Joseph Olejak is an attender at Old Chatham (N.Y.) Meeting. He is a chiropractor by training.


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Silent Worship

FJ Poetry: “Mind staccato: warblers flit from bite to bite…” 🔒

Errol Hess lives in Donalds, S.C.


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Bringing Decolonizing Home

FJ Witness 🔒

Meagan Fischer is in school for veterinary assisting and intends to study animal herbalism as well. She attends Chico Meeting in northern California and wrote “Allow Me to Introduce You, Witches and Friends” in Friends Journal’s May issue. In her downtime, she enjoys watching Sailor Moon while snuggling with her two cats.


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LeadingIntheLight

Leading in the Light: Celebrating 325 Years of Quaker Education in America

Edited by Deborra Sines Pancoe, et al. Friends Council on Education, 2014. 129 pages. $15/paperback. Leading in the Light describes […]

Diana Roose is a retired administrator from Oberlin College. She is clerk of Oberlin (Ohio) Meeting and author of Teach Us to Live: Stories from Hiroshima and Nagasaki.


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JustMercy

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

By Bryan Stevenson. Spiegel & Grau, 2014. 336 pages. $28/hardcover; $16/paperback; $11.99/eBook. “How can people be so mean?” That is […]

Patience A. Schenck is a member of Annapolis (Md.) Meeting with a leading to work to end racism.


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ThomasMerton

Thomas Merton, Peacemaker: Meditations on Merton, Peacemaking, and the Spiritual Life

By John Dear. Orbis Books, 2015. 206 pages. $20/paperback; $16.50/eBook. The centenary year of Thomas Merton’s birth in 1915 is […]

William Shetter is a member of Bloomington (Ind.) Meeting. He has recently written about the contemplative life.


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