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February 2018

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Prophetic Witness, Prophetic Action” by Diane Randall
The Trouble with ‘Strangers’” by Gerri Williams
Can Quakerism Survive?” by Donald W. McCormick
Breath of the Ancestors” by Paul Ricketts

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Authors: Neil Burdick, Steve Chase, Brian Drayton, Mitchell Santine Gould, Pamela Haines, Barbara Hildt, Linda Lee, Alastair McIntosh, Donald W. McCormick, Rob Pierson, Diane Randall, Paul Ricketts, Kayla Schneider-Smith, Gerri Williams, Kristin Camitta Zimit.

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Rahab

Poetry: “I lived in the wall, between the wilderness / and stony Jericho.”

Kristin Camitta Zimet lives in Winchester, Va.


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February Full Issue Access

FJ Members can download the full PDF of the February issue or read any article online. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? […]

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Prophetic Witness, Pragmatic Action

What does it mean to be prophetic in a time of political division?

Diane Randall is the executive secretary of the Friends Committee on National Legislation. A lifelong advocate for peace and social justice, Diane is a fierce proponent for citizen engagement that advances policies and practices to create a better society for all.


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A Perilous Neglect

Waiting for the Watchman and holding things in God. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? […]

Alastair McIntosh is a member of Glasgow Meeting, Scotland. His most recent books are Spiritual Activism: Leadership as Service, and Poacher’s Pilgrimage: an Island Journey (on which this reflection is based).


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The Trouble With “Strangers”

Freedom isn’t anyone’s politically correct opinion.

Gerri Williams is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and has served on AFSC Nobel Peace Prize Task Group. The opinions expressed are her own*. Her article “Standing for Miss Rosa” appeared in the August 2006 issue of Friends Journal.

 

[*Disclaimer added by author’s request. — FJ Eds.]


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Can Quakerism Survive?

Why is there no vision of the future of Quakerism?

Donald W. McCormick was a professor for 30 years. He taught leadership and organizational change. Currently he is the director of education for Unified Mindfulness, a mindfulness teacher training organization. He is a member of Grass Valley Meeting in Nevada City, Calif. Contact: [email protected]​gmail.​com.


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Quilting as Ministry

Quilting as healing at a Quaker Voluntary Service house.

Kayla Schneider-Smith is a 2016–17 Portland QVS fellow who has served both with New City Initiative, an organization that aims to end the cycle of homelessness through faith community involvement, and Urban Gleaners, a food re-purposing organization that fights childhood hunger in Oregon.


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Breath of the Ancestors

The Fellowship of Friends of African Descent travels to Ghana’s Hill House Meeting.

Paul Ricketts is an avid reader, educator, and a member of Fort Wayne (Ind.) Meeting.


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Winter

Poetry: “Starving herself by choice / my mother wanted to know…” 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an […]

Linda Lee lives in Indianapolis, Ind.


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A Matter of Trust

Among Friends: Our introduction to the February 2018 issue.

Gabriel Ehri is executive director of Friends Journal: [email protected]​friendsjournal.​org


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