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March 2019

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Never Having Set Foot in the Meetinghouse by Yohannes “Knowledge” Johnson
What Does the Outside Say? by Brad Stocker
Faces of Addiction by Eric K. Hatch
Faithful Action on Climate Change by Lynn Fitz‐Hugh
Experiments with Worship by Elizabeth Claggett‐Borne
Holding Unite the Right to the Light by Debby Churchman


Poetry
After a Quote by William Penn by Maggie Hess
Most Evenings by Nathan Lipps
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El Paso Quakers on the Border Today

How Friends along the Mexican border are responding to needs.

Ann Birch is currently clerk of El Paso (Tex.) Meeting. She is a librarian who settled in on the border in the 1960s.


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March 2019 Full Issue Access

Friends Journal members can download the full PDF or read any article online.

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Among Friends: Opening up the Doors

Our introduction to the March issue, “Outside the Meetinghouse.”

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.


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Never Having Set Foot in the Meetinghouse

When the meetinghouse is on the other side of state prison walls.

Yohannes "Knowledge" Johnson is a member of Bulls Head-Oswego (N.Y.) Meeting and is clerk of Green Haven Preparative Meeting. He was born and raised in Harlem, N.Y. He has been in prison since 1980 and is currently working on a petition in support of executive clemency in New York State.


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What Does the Outside Say?

The literal surroundings of our meetinghouses can be a public statement of our values and beliefs.

Brad Stocker served on Earth Ethics Institute at Miami Dade College for 22 years. He has a post-doctoral certificate in ecology and human spirit. Brad creates and facilitates earth literacy workshops. He is a member of Miami (Fla.) Meeting, co-clerk of Southeastern Yearly Meeting's Earthcare Committee, and a representative to Quaker Earthcare Witness.


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Timothy Ferris III (TJ), 20. Heroin addiction. Active user.

Faces of Addiction

A project to make compassion possible.

Eric K. Hatch is a writer, photographer, artist, musician, and get-it-done creative; he can be contacted at [email protected]. A companion book, Faces of Addition, will be available at facesofaddiction.net.


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Faith Action Climate Team prepares to march. © Abby Brockway.

Faithful Action on Climate Change

Turning Quaker concerns into mass movements.

Lynn Fitz-Hugh is a mother, a climate activist, and a psychotherapist. She is a member of Olympia (Wash.) Meeting. She was the founder of 350Seattle.org, and is the cofounder of Faith Action Climate Team.


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Monthly worship along Fresh Pond Parkway in front of Raytheon in Cambridge, Mass. The author is seen standing. © Skip Schiel.

Experiments with Worship

Quaker worship takes to the streets.

Elizabeth Claggett-Borne enjoys biking to work, accompanying a family in sanctuary, and trying not to fidget in worship. She is grateful to be a part of Friends Meeting at Cambridge (Mass.). She teaches Exploring the Quaker Way, laughs at her hubris, and travels in the ministry.


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Unite the Right 2 counter-demonstrators at Freedom Plaza on E at 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C., on August 12. 2018. © Elvert Barnes / flickr.com

Holding Unite the Right to the Light

Holding a public meeting for worship in a maelstrom of political anger.

Debby Churchman is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and served as its administrative secretary at the time of this event.


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After a Quote by William Penn

FJ Poetry: “Have you ever / met somebody / who carries silence / with them…”

Maggie Hess lives in Bristol, Tenn.


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