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Seven Tasks to Heal the World by Michael Soika
Respect is the Heartbeat of Standing Rock by Shelley Tanenbaum
Mystical Experience, the Bedrock of Quaker Faith by Robert Atchley
I Am Not a Religious Person, by Sarah Pennock Neuville
Ohio Yearly Meeting Gathering and Quaker Spring by John Andrew Gallery
Friends Journal Books
An introduction to the February 2017 issue.
The world is so noisy, especially now. We are surrounded by so much racket that it’s hard to discern how […]
Letters and commentary from our readers.
Simple actions each of us can take to heal our hearts and the hearts of others.
Michael Soika has spent the past 30 years working on issues of social and economic justice, such as affordable housing, homelessness, welfare reform, and education. He is a lifelong spiritual seeker and new member of Milwaukee (Wisc.) Meeting.Posted in: Features, February 2017
Quaker Earthcare Witness visits the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camps.
Shelley Tanenbaum is the general secretary of Quaker Earthcare Witness, on the board of Quaker Institute for the Future, and a member of Strawberry Creek Meeting in Berkeley, Calif.Posted in: February 2017, Online Features
We are not passive, empty vessels hoping to be filled; we have to move toward God.
Robert Atchley is a member of Boulder (Colo.) Meeting. He is author of Spirituality and Aging, which won the Innovative Publication Award from the Gerontological Society of America in 2010. This article is based on a program hour presented to Boulder Meeting in November 2015.Posted in: Features, February 2017
The literalness of religion vs. the litheness of spirituality.
Sarah Pennock Neuville is a junior at Garden Spot High School in New Holland, Pa., in her third year as a percussionist for marching, concert, and pit orchestra. She is a member of Kennett (Pa.) Meeting. She would like to be an engineer in neurogenetics and neurobiology.Posted in: Features, February 2017
A Philadelphia Friend finds spiritual renewal in fellowship with Conservative Quakers.
John Andrew Gallery is a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., part of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. He is the author of Living in the Kingdom of God. For more information go to johnandrewgallery.com. Susan Smith is a member of Rockingham Meeting near Harrisonburg, Va., part of Ohio Yearly Meeting.Posted in: Features, February 2017
FJ Poetry: “Wallops Island morning launch…”