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September 2017

God as a Cow and the Duck Index by Tina Tau
Ah, Go Fly a Kite! by Charles G. Jones
Quaker Bestsellers from the FGC Gathering
A Mysticism for Our Time by L. Roger Owens
 
Quaker Book Reviews
On Friendsjournal​.org: Web‐only articles

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A Community Formed for Faithfulness

We need to help each other grow in recognizing, discerning, and responding when the Spirit leads. 🔒

Marcelle Martin, a member of Swarthmore (Pa.) Meeting, is a writer, teacher, workshop leader, and author of Our Life Is Love: The Quaker Spiritual Journey. Her blog is at awholeheart.com.


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A Mysticism for Our Time

Rediscovering the spiritual writings of Thomas R. Kelly.

L. Roger Owens teaches spirituality and ministry at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and is the author of What We Need Is Here: Practicing the Heart of Christian Spirituality.


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Morning Thoughts

FJ Poetry: “A songbird awakens /the morning just outside…” 🔒

Betty Jamerson Reed lives in Brevard, N.C.


Posted in: Poetry, September 2017
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Seeing Truth

FJ Poetry: “It’s true, things stick…” 🔒

Heather Heath Reed lives in Westport, Mass.


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100 Years of Quiet Tenacity

Friends of Fairhope, Alabama.

Laura Melvin is a member of Fairhope (Ala.) Meeting. She has published in various magazines and is the author of the book Public Secrets and Justice: A Journal of a Circuit Court Judge, which is available through QuakerBooks of FGC.


Posted in: Online Features, September 2017
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Wild Birds, Fantasy, and the Possible

A memoir through books.

James W. Hood teaches nineteenth-century British literature, composition, and American nature writing at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C.  He is a member of Greensboro’s Friendship Meeting.


Posted in: Online Features, September 2017
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How Far Can We Take Thou Shalt Not Judge?

Can we examine our judgements and find reasons to understand?

Rebecca Payne is a member of Red Cedar Meeting in Lansing, Mich. She works for the State of Michigan. She is on the board of the Greater Lansing Peace Education Center and edits the Peace Notes newsletter.


Posted in: Online Features, September 2017
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All photos taken in Katie and Phil's garden. Courtesy of the author.

Earthcare: Finding God in the Garden

Working in the earth keeps a Friend grounded.

Katie Green is a member and past clerk of Worcester (Mass.) Meeting. She is a storyteller, teacher, and grandmother. Katie taught First-day school in Worcester and edited the Worcester Meeting newsletter. She and her husband, Phil Stone, also attend Clearwater Meeting in Dunedin, Fla.


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Bowne House event. L to R: Richard Cimino, Lizzie Martin, and Joan Kindler.

News, September 2017

New U.S. yearly meeting formed; Baltimore Friends witness for bail reform; Columbia Meeting observes Sabbath of Remembrance; Flushing Meeting participates […]


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The Fearless Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Dwarf Who Became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist

By Marcus Rediker. Beacon Press, 2017. 194 pages. $26.95/hardcover; $25.99/eBook. Should readers choose to read this compelling biography—and those who […]

Larry Ingle is an historian of Quakerism whose most recent publication is Nixon’s First Cover-up: The Religious Life of a Quaker President. A member of Chattanooga (Tenn.) Meeting, he is retired from the history department of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.


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