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Reproduction and Family Planning

Holy Just As I Am
  Suzanne W. Cole
One Friend’s Experience.…
  Stan Becker
A Concern for Silence
  Bridget Anderson
A Truly Embodied Spirituality
  Madeline Schaefer
Quaker Books September 2015

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Poet Alexander Levering Kern reads “Target Practice at the Beach”

Excerpt from Target Practice at the Beach: Sometimes there’s no symbol, only comic relief. Consider how, for a four year old […]

Alexander Levering Kern lives in Somerville, Mass.


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Author T. Hamboyan Harrison reads “Finding Fellowship After the Charleston Church Massacre”

Excerpt from Finding Fellowship After the Charleston Church Massacre: I remember watching in horror as the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina unfolded. As […]

T. Hamboyan Harrison is a white-presenting member of Third Haven Meeting in Easton, Md., who blogs atlightandlotus​.wordpress​.com. She is passionate about human rights, living up to our Quaker testimonies, and cats.


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Author Stan Becker reads “One Friend’s Experience of Clearness Regarding Childbearing”

Excerpt from One Friend’s Experience of Clearness Regarding Childbearing: Contemplating words to share about a decision not to have biological children […]

Stan Becker is a member of Homewood Meeting in Baltimore, Md. He has worked as a demographer for 40 years and has traveled among Friends in Baltimore Yearly Meeting and beyond under the concern about rapid population growth.  He has served on the board of the American Friends Service Committee, the steering committee of Friends Committee on Unity with Nature (now Quaker Earthcare Witness), and the general committee of FCNL. He lives with his wife, Fannie, in Baltimore.


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Author chat with Stan Becker on clearness on children

From the article: Friends are very active in environmental concerns now. But it is probably true that for most American […]

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Among Friends: On Decisions, Responsibilities, and Growth

An introduction to the September issue on Reproduction and Family Planning.

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


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Viewpoint: Work and Family in the 1970s

Changing parental/work policies in Quaker organizations in the 1970s. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? […]

David Hadley Finke lives in Columbia, Mo.


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Forum September 2015

Letters from our readers 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please […]

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Holy Just As I Am

Traveling with infertility.

Suzanne W. Cole is a loud and often overly sassy Quaker who does not attend meeting often enough. They are usually found in conjunction with South Central Yearly Meeting events or near the dessert table. Suzanne will eventually graduate from Earlham School of Religion with an MDiv.


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Target Practice at the Beach

Friends Journal poetry: “Sometimes there’s no symbol, only comic relief…”

Alexander Levering Kern lives in Somerville, Mass.


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One Friend’s Experience of Clearness Regarding Childbearing

Childrearing as a calling.

Stan Becker is a member of Homewood Meeting in Baltimore, Md. He has worked as a demographer for 40 years and has traveled among Friends in Baltimore Yearly Meeting and beyond under the concern about rapid population growth.  He has served on the board of the American Friends Service Committee, the steering committee of Friends Committee on Unity with Nature (now Quaker Earthcare Witness), and the general committee of FCNL. He lives with his wife, Fannie, in Baltimore.


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