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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

Anti-abortion protesters gather outside a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic during the January 2013 March for Life rally in Washington, D.C. Clinic escorts wear brightly colored vests to distinguish themselves from protesters.

A Concern for Silence

Providing hospitality for and stopping the shaming of women seeking abortion.

Bridget Anderson is a lifelong Quaker raised within Downers Grove (Ill.) Meeting. In 2014 Bridget co-founded Midwest Access Coalition with Leah Greenblum. The group’s mission is to provide accommodation and support for those traveling to Chicago for access to a safe, legal abortion when legislation limits access.


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In a Yellow Light

Friends Journal poetry: “Diaper‐clad, / I was dash and go…” 🔒

Sunshine F. Branner lives in Alexandria, Va.


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Peace, Climate, and Reproductive Health

Human population growth is at the heart of many of today’s conflicts. 🔒

Richard Grossman is a member of Durango (Colo.) Meeting. In addition to practicing obstetrics and gynecology for 38 years in Durango, he writes a monthly column for the Durango Herald. Past issues of “Population Matters!” are available at Population-matters.org.


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A Child Not Born

Friends Journal poetry: “Blip on a radar screen / like a storm building furious…” 🔒

Donovan McAbee lives in Nashville, Tenn.


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A Truly Embodied Spirituality

The last in a three‐part series on Quakerism, food, and the body.

Madeline Schaefer grew up attending Radnor (Pa.) Meeting outside of Philadelphia. She currently lives in West Philadelphia in a big house with lots of house meetings and good conversation. When she is not riding her bicycle around the city, she can be found doing yoga, writing poetry, or collecting stories. Her email address is [email protected]


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The author at her home in North Carolina.

Bonds of Affection

Learning to love others as God loves us all.

Rhonda Mawhood Lee is an Episcopal priest in North Carolina. She is a frequent reader of Friends Journal and has worked with a Friend as her spiritual nurturer for almost a decade. Her most recent book is Love and Happiness: Eros According to Dante, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, and the Rev. Al Green, with coauthor Craig Werner.


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Let’s Grow Together: Interview with Sterling Duns

Interviews with new Friends.

Jon Berry is a Friends Journal trustee. He lives and worships in New York City.


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News for September 2015

Northwest Yearly Meeting dismissal, North Carolina interfaith festival, conscientious objection anniversary, and an update on the Golden Rule restoration. 🔒

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Breathing Light: Accompanying Loss and Grief with Love and Gratitude

By Julie Hliboki, photography by David Foster. Transilient Publishing, 2014. 86 pages. $24/paperback. As a certified hospice chaplain in Atlanta, […]

Elizabeth Boardman is a member of Davis (Calif.) Meeting, a resident at Friends House in Santa Rosa, Calif., and the author of several books including Where Should I Stand? A Field Guide for Monthly Meeting Clerks and Letters from Lillian: Faith and Practice Among Modern Liberal Quakers.


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Rachel Carson and Her Sisters: Extraordinary Women Who Have Shaped America’s Environment

By Robert K. Musil. Rutgers University Press, 2014. 328 pages. $26.95/hardcover; $23.95/paperback; $15.98/eBook. Silent Spring author Rachel Carson is credited […]

Gwen Gosney Erickson is the Friends Historical Collection librarian and archivist at Guilford College and a member of Friendship Meeting in Greensboro, N.C.


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