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November 2016: Quakers and Social Media

Letting Our Light Shine by Mackenzie Morgan
Violent Video Games and Quaker Teens by Greyson Acquaviva
Organizing Young Adult Friends Online by Greg Woods
Behind the Scenes of QuakerSpeak by Jon Watts Interview
FJ Book Reviews

Among Friends: Casting the Light

Our introduction to our issue on Quakers and Social Media.

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal. [email protected]​friendsjournal.​org


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Forum November 2016

Letters from our readers. 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 Quaker information: every Friends Journal ever published, going back […]

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Viewpoint: Persuasive Letters to the Editor

Tips for getting your thoughts printed in your local paper.

Don Byrd lives in Bloomington, Ind.


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Letting Our Light Shine

A how-to on outreach online.

Mackenzie Morgan is a software engineer and a member of Adelphi (Md.) Meeting. She is currently serving as clerk of the meeting’s Communications Subcommittee, and is a member of Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Advancement and Outreach Committee.


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7 Advices for Online Gospel Ministry

Bringing faithfulness and witness to communications on social media. 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 Quaker information: every Friends […]

Kathleen Wooten (Fresh Pond Meeting in Cambridge, Mass.) carries a concern for how we are faithful in virtual and actual community, and lets her life speak, tweet, and post as faithfully as she is able. Her occasional blog can be found at quakerkathleen​.wordpress​.com. She also serves as events coördinator of New England Yearly Meeting.


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Walking Cheerfully Over the Web

Community management in the manner of Friends. 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 Quaker information: every Friends Journal ever […]

Isaac Smith is a member of Frederick Meeting in Frederick, Md., where he lives with his wife and son.


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Violent Video Games and Quaker Teens

How values are tested.

Greyson Acquaviva is a student at Howard Gardner School in Alexandria, Va. He likes playing basketball and soccer and is interested in filmmaking. He is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.).


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Organizing Young Adult Friends Online

How do we reach out to younger Friends struggling to find a local community?

Greg Woods is a lifelong Quaker whose leading is toward campus ministry. He is currently starting a network of Quaker campus ministries. A member of Columbia (Mo.) Meeting, he attends First Friends Meeting of Greensboro, N.C., with his wife, Jenn Bonsall, and their infant daughter, Margaret Rae Bonsall. He can be contacted at [email protected]​gmail.​com.


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Walnut Tree

FJ Poetry: I grew up in a bean-soup house, with cornbread breath… 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 […]

Carol Wills lives in Durham, N.C.


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House Concert

FJ Poetry: Back then we were beautiful…

Robin Bradford lives in Austin, Texas


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