Remembering a tree that has seen much Lenape and Quaker history over its 600‐year lifespan.
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Jessica Waddington is a member of Salem (N.J.) Meeting. She grew up across the street from the historic Salem Oak and Friends Burial Ground, where many of her relatives are buried. She now lives in Cherry Hill, N.J., with her husband, Adam Ross, and their dog, Luna. Mary Julia Street is milestones editor for Friends Journal.Posted in: Remembrance, September 2019
Our introduction to the September Issue.
There’s more to simplicity than tidying up our physical spaces.
Andrew Huff served with Quaker Voluntary Service in Boston, Mass. in 2015–16. He attends Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.Posted in: Features, September 2019
Awareness of end times comes to a Friend diagnosed with a terminal illness.
Muriel (Mickey) Edgerton is a lifelong Friend, having grown up in the Midwest in Friends United Meeting pastoral worship. She is a graduate of Earlham School of Religion and has been a hospice chaplain for the past 25 years. A 60-year member of Gwynedd (Pa.) Meeting, she is a 15-year resident of Foulkeways at Gwynedd.Posted in: Features, September 2019
The Religious Society of Friends’ witness is hidden when we elevate niceness over kindness.
Ann Jerome is a member of Orlando (Fla.) Meeting in Southeastern Yearly Meeting. She has twice helped to found worship groups where she lives in Deland, Fla. Recently she served for two years as a Friend in residence at Pendle Hill study center in Wallingford, Pa.Posted in: Features, September 2019
Transparency and integrity are put to the test when a decades‐old scandal is revealed.
Erik Hanson is one of the news editors for Friends Journal, along with his wife, Windy Cooler. Erik has served as a friendly adult presence in Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Youth Program since 2005. He taught English and math at Friends Community School in College Park, Md., from 2006 to 2008.Posted in: Features, September 2019
Christian slavery and White supremacy.
Katharine Gerbner is associate professor of history at the University of Minnesota. She grew up in Philadelphia, Pa., and graduated from Germantown Friends School. She currently attends Twin Cities Meeting in Saint Paul, Minn.Posted in: Features, September 2019
FJ Poetry: “Spent the day preparing the way…”
FJ Poetry: “Three sisters sitting outside…”
Letters from our readers.