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February 2017

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

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New Year’s top five: The most popular articles of 2016

Our annual list of the top-five most read articles of the past year.

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Where is Your Brother?

FJ Poetry: “She watched him die again and again, again and again all night on the all-night news…” 🔒

Dudley Warman lives in Bedford, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom


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Visual Ministry in Response to War

Review of PAFA’s World War I and American Art

Signe Wilkinson is an editorial cartoonist and a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa.


Posted in: Arts and Culture, February 2017, Online Features
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Le Flambeau School of Driving

By Peggy Senger Morrison. Unction Press, 2016. 314 pages. $15/paperback; $10/eBook. Rarely have I read a book focused on our […]

William Shetter is a member of Bloomington (Ind.) Meeting. He has recently written on the psalms as spiritual directors.


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Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right

By Arlie Russell Hochschild. The New Press, 2016. 315 pages. $27.95/hardcover; $27.99/eBook. One of the most troubling aspects of our […]

Pamela Haines is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.


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The Root of War Is Fear: Thomas Merton’s Advice to Peacemakers

By Jim Forest. Orbis Books, 2016. 224 pages. $25/paperback; $20.50/eBook. Jim Forest was Thomas Merton’s longtime friend and colleague in […]

Bill Chapman is a member of Indianapolis First Friends Meeting in Indiana. Bill is also the clerk of the Indiana Friends Committee on Legislation.


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Spiritual Disciplines Handbook: Practices That Transform Us (Revised and Expanded Edition)

By Adele Ahlberg Calhoun. InterVarsity Press, 2015. 352 pages. $22/paperback; $16.99/eBook. The back cover of Adele Ahlberg Calhoun’s book, Spiritual […]

Bob Dixon-Kolar teaches writing at a community college in Illinois and is a member of Evanston (Ill.) Meeting.


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Enlarging Our Circle of Love

By Margaret Fisher. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (number 440), 2016. 32 pages. $7/pamphlet. A physician, organic gardener, and member of Baltimore […]

Carl Blumenthal is a member of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Meeting. He was a culture critic at the Brooklyn Daily Eagle for 20 years. Food was one of his beats.


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Making a Portrait of Jesus

By John Lampen. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (number 441), 2016. 33 pages. $7/pamphlet. Many have found their way to the Religious […]

Brad Sheeks is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting and with his wife, Patricia McBee, has moved to Newtown, Pa., to enjoy retirement and live closer to daughter, Jennie, and her family.


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Out of the Ordinary: A Life of Gender and Spiritual Transitions

By Michael Dillon/Lobzang Jivaka. Fordham University Press, 2016. 256 pages. $34.95/hardcover; $19.99/eBook. Here is a memoir written in 1960 but […]

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