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January 2018

How do Friends promote love, health, and justice in the ways we consciously live together? January鈥檚 features look at farming, vegetarianism, simplicity as a political strategy, and communal living for faithfulness.

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Farm and Community by Craig Jensen
Simple Living Beyond the Thirft Store by Philip Harnden
We Are Pilgrims on a Journey by Jay O鈥橦ara

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Authors: Michael BischoffCarl Blumenthal, Steve Chase, David Brietzmann, Sandy and Tom Farley, Philip HarndenLynn Fitz-Hugh, Marty Grundy, E.K. Gordon,  Craig JensenMartin Kelley, Marcelle Martin, Chris MohrJay O鈥橦araRuah Swennerfelt.

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The Roots of Our Lifestyles

Among Friends: Our introduction to the January issue on Quaker lifestyles.

Martin Kelley is the senior editor of Friends Journal.


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The author with his wife and child in a tent.

Farm and Community

Life on a small vegetable farm.

Craig Jensen likes board games, comic books, and the bread that his wife bakes, but time with his son, Fox, is his favorite thing in the world. He grows beautiful dahlias and would like to spend all of his winter making toys. He is a member of Monadnock Meeting in Jaffrey, N.H.


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Bulbs being planted in a garden.

Being Vegetarian is a Climate Issue

A Friend鈥檚 bumpy path toward a lifestyle that鈥檚 lighter on the Earth. 馃敀 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you鈥檒l get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world鈥檚 largest online library [鈥

Lynn Fitz-Hugh is a climate activist, parent, psychotherapist, and vegetarian. She belongs to Eastside Meeting in Bellevue, Wash.


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Simple Living Beyond the Thrift Store

Finding a balance between personal and political strategies for simple living.

Philip Harnden is a member of Syracuse (N.Y.) Meeting. He has served on the board of Right Sharing of World Resources and as American Friends Service Committee鈥檚 liaison with the Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne. He wrote the Pendle Hill pamphlet Letting That Go, Keeping This: The Spiritual Pilgrimage of Fritz Eichenberg.


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Evergreen Worship Group circa 2006. Photo courtesy of the author.

Releasing One Another for Faithfulness

Exploring a vision for faithful communities.

Marcelle Martin, a member of Swarthmore (Pa.) Meeting, is the author of Our Life is Love: the Quaker Spiritual Journey. She leads workshops at retreat centers and Quaker meetings. Currently she is the core teacher for the Nurturing Worship, Faith & Faithfulness program at the Woolman Hill Quaker retreat center in Deerfield, Mass. Visit her website at awholeheart鈥.com.


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So Far So Safe

FJ Poetry: 鈥淚 thought I had a can of pineapple / but it鈥檚 only apricots / in the cabinet, apricots in syrup. Still, what wealth鈥︹

E. K. Gordon lives in Cohoes, N.Y.


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Mississippi River near Fridley, Minn. (c) Gabriel Vanslette/Wikimedia

Life Saving Quaker Practice

It took a diagnosis of cancer for a Friend to take on daily worship.

Michael Bischoff lives in Minneapolis, Minn.


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Forum, January 2018

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We Are Pilgrims on a Journey

A faithful response to climate change.

Jay O鈥橦ara is a member of Sandwich (Mass.) Meeting, and a co-founder of the Climate Disobedience Center, climatedisobedience鈥.org. The NEYM Prophetic Climate Action Working Group consists of Alice Grendon, Brian Drayton, Dunan Herman-Parks, Jay O鈥橦ara, John Humphries, Katherine Fisher, Louis Cox, Meg Klepack, Minga Claggett-Borne, Peter Blood-Patterson, Ruah Swennerfeldt, and Wendy Schlotterbeck.


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