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December Full Issue Access

FJ Members can download the full PDF of the December issue on Conflict and Controversy or read any article online. 🔒 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, […]

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Among Friends: On Privilege, Conflict, and Moving Forward

Our introduction to the December issue on “Conflict and Controversy”

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


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The Obligations of a Quaker Science Teacher in a Post-fact World

Our pursuit of truth should be held in the Light.

Mike Mangiaracina is an attender of Adelphi (Md.) Meeting. He taught for ten years in two Friends schools before being called to teach in Washington, D.C.’s public schools, where he has been teaching elementary school math and science for nine years.


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Challenging Conflicts in Our Meeting

A meeting looks for guidance on handling a disruptive member. 🔒 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: […]

This article was written by four longtime members of a Midwestern monthly meeting. The authors have chosen not to identify themselves or their meeting in order to maintain confidentiality.

Editors’ Note: Friends Journal publishes anonymous articles only in rare cases. We have confirmed the basic outlines of this case.


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Tying Up the Cat

Have we forgotten the reasons for our practices?

Donne Hayden is a member of Cincinnati (Ohio) Meeting. In 2012, she attended the Friends World Committee for Consultation World Gathering of Friends in Kenya, where she saw the Spirit move in singing and dancing Friends.


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The Heart of This Crazy Commitment

Recommitting to a Quaker truth. 🔒 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 […]

Chris Morrissey still holds membership in South Bend (Ind.) Meeting and came to Friends in Santa Monica (Calif.) Meeting. He currently attends several meetings in the Portland, Ore., area. His first book, Christianity and American State Violence in Iraq: Priestly or Prophetic?, comes out next spring.


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The Challenges We Face
and Community We Forge

An interview with Sa’ed Atshan.

Martin Kelley is Friends Journal’s senior editor.

Sa’ed Atshan is a professor of peace and conflict studies at Swarthmore College and holds a doctorate from Harvard University. He sits on the corporation of American Friends Service Committee and the board of Pendle Hill study center. He is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.


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Into a Mystery

FJ Poetry: “At the start I must enter a tunnel…”

Kathleen Gunton lives in Orange, Calif.


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Grace

FJ Poetry: “Thank you for the words my father spoke before he died.” 🔒 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 […]

Laura Jackson lives in Merion Station, Pa.


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Let’s Grow Together Interview with Marjorie Herbert

Our Let’s Grow Together series profiles those who are newer to Friends.

This interview was conducted by associate editor Gail Whiffen. Our Let’s Grow Together series profiles those who are newer to Friends. Do you know someone we should interview? Reach us at [email protected]


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