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February 2016

Quaker聽Thought and Life Today

Guns and Pepper Spray
Seres Kyrie
How Quaker War Tax Resistance Came and Went, Twice
David M. Gross
Peace is Possible
Altvater, Girouard, Patch & Koopman
Let’s Grow Together
FJ Books February 2016

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Interview with Peter Taylor, author of “The Zen of Quakerism”

Both George Fox and the Buddha experienced a transformative, liberating awareness.

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Author Arla Patch reads “Peace Is Possible,” truth, healing, & reconciliation in Maine

Truth, healing, and reconciliation in Maine.

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Interview with David Gross, author of “How Quaker War Tax Resistance Came and Went, Twice”

A history of a sometimes-forgotten Quaker witness.

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Author Jane Purcell reads “Jake’s Chickens”

Motherhood and science fairs.

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Author Seres Kyrie reads “Guns and Pepper Spray”

Teetering on the threshold of peace and self-defense.

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Among Friends February 2016

On Community, Safety, and Ways Opening and Closing

Gabriel Ehri is executive director of Friends Journal.


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Viewpoint: Spiritual Kinship in the Family of God

“The greatest tragedies of our time…” 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A聽year of聽Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world鈥檚 largest online library of Quaker聽information: every聽Friends Journal ever published, […]

Eric Palmieri lives in North Providence, R.I.


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Forum, February 2016

Working one-on-one for change As a public librarian in the Nicetown section of Philadelphia, I see how much one-on-one contact can impact children who might otherwise struggle (鈥淭alk Less, Do More,鈥 FJ Dec. 2015). Sometimes their parents are absent, sometimes overwhelmed, many times under-educated. The support of a welcoming teen or adult who listens and […]

Letters from our readers.


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Jake鈥檚 Chickens

Motherhood and science fairs. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A聽year of聽Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world鈥檚 largest online library of Quaker聽information: every聽Friends Journal ever published, going back […]

Jane Purcell currently teaches at Scattergood Friends School, and is working on a piece about the history of Ladies鈥 Shakespeare Clubs in Iowa. In 2006, the University of California Press published her book Not of an Age, but for All Time, about rare and early editions of Shakespeare鈥檚 works.


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Guns and Pepper Spray

Teetering on the threshold of peace and self-defense.

Seres Kyrie lives in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin with her family. She is a member of Madison (Wis.) Meeting.


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