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June/July 2016: Almost Quaker

Hospitality in a Quaker Kitchen
    Julia McStravog
Half a Quaker
    Lina Blount
Embracing Kindred Spirits in Friends Schools
    Deborra Sines Pancoe & Elisabeth Torg
Are You a Friend?
    Peter Moretzsohn
Let’s Grow Together
FJ Book Reviews

Among Friends: The Quaker Handshake

An introduction to the June/July issue, “Almost Quaker.”

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


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A resource for Quakers to connect Your feature “Quaker Works” (FJ Apr.) serves a very current need. In their reorganizations, both Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and Friends General Conference have had to lay down committees doing vital work, leaving many Friends with no way of connecting to other like-minded Quakers. “Quaker Works” provides a way to […]

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Viewpoint: Finding Quakerism on My Own

An ongoing journey from Catholicism to free-range spirituality to Quakerism.

Patty Quinn lives in Philadelphia, Pa.


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Hospitality in a Quaker Kitchen

The welcoming environment of a Quaker community created space for spiritual formation.

Julia McStravog is the program and research specialist with the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. She holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in theology, and will begin doctoral studies this year.


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EQAT members at "Flood PNC" day of action on December 6, 2014. Photo courtesy of EQAT.

Half a Quaker

An activist learns from the spiritual practices of her colleagues.

Lina Blount is a Philadelphia-based organizer, trainer, writer, and nonviolent action strategist. In April Lina joined the team at Pendle Hill, a Quaker study, retreat, and conference center, where she is the communications and outreach coördinator.


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Embracing Kindred Spirits in Friends Schools

Friends schools can be a Quaker pipeline for students and families.

Deborra Sines Pancoe and Elisabeth Torg serve at Friends Council on Education. As associate director, Deborra has over 30 years of Friends school experience and is a member of Abington (Pa.) Meeting. Elisabeth is director of development and communications, has ten years of Friends school experience, and is a kindred spirit.


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The Billboard

A hand-painted sign along a highway starts a slow path to Friends.

Andrew Glazier is a nursery manager growing native California plants for restoration projects and has written for various gardening publications. He attended Visalia (Calif.) Meeting for five years before becoming a member.


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No One Place for Home

A restless Friend finds fellowship and service opportunities with spiritual neighbors. đź”’ Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world’s largest online library of […]

Lisa Rand attends Bally Mennonite Church in Berks County, Pa. She also prays and serves the hungry at Christ Episcopal Church in Pottstown, Pa. Lisa writes a book review blog at Lighttoreadby​.wordpress​.com.


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I Wish I Were a Quaker

A seeker with Quaker values struggles to find community in a local Friends meeting. đź”’ Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world’s largest […]

Kimberly Fuller lives in southern California, fulfilling her life’s calling as wife to Mike and mother to Thomas and Jake. When she isn’t busy being a mountain bike mom, she enjoys reading, knitting, walking, and spending countless hours in the kitchen making plant-based meals for her friends and family.


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Are You a Friend?

Our communities are not beacons of the Spirit simply on the basis of being called “Quaker.”

A native of the Philadelphia suburbs, Peter Moretzsohn is a graduate of Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vt. He recently moved to Lambertville, N.J., where he works for a nonprofit farm/preserve. A lifelong lover of songwriting and playing the guitar, he is an attendee of Solebury Meeting in New Hope, Pa.


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