FJ Poetry: “Have you ever / met somebody / who carries silence / with them…”
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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
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Our introduction to the March issue, “Outside the Meetinghouse.”
Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.Posted in: Among Friends, Outside 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.Posted in: Features, Outside the Meetinghouse
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.Posted in: Features, Outside the Meetinghouse
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.Posted in: Features, Outside the Meetinghouse
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.Posted in: Features, Outside the Meetinghouse
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.Posted in: Features, Outside the Meetinghouse
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.Posted in: Features, Outside the Meetinghouse
FJ Poetry: “The road continues up the hill / paved, winding through hot trees…”