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The Importance of Noise During Silent Worship by Ben Handy

In Which Today鈥檚 To鈥恉os Become Ta鈥恉ahs! by Kat Griffith

Scenes from a Meetinghouse by Gunilla Norris

A Quaker Response to Gun Violence by Peter Murchison

The Land Remembers: Connecting with Native People through the Land by Paula Palmer


Poetry
How to See by Alice Carlton

Pine Ridge by Charlie Janney


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Extinction and Hope

Where is hope when one in eight species are threatened with extinction?

Judith Favor is a member of Claremont (Calif.) Meeting. She taught at Claremont School of Theology, facilitated Alternatives to Violence Project workshops in California prisons, serves monthly and quarterly meetings, and is a spiritual director, retreat leader, author, and reviewer. Her latest novel is The Beacons of Larkin Street.

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Among Friends: An Openness to Being Taught

Our introduction to the February 2020 issue.

Gabriel Ehri is Executive Director. [email protected]

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The Importance of Noise During Silent Worship

Sometimes we need the buses, dogs, and loud neighbors to enter the deepest silence of the meetinghouse.

Ben Handy is a member of Frankford Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. He has a boring job and a lovely family. He mostly spends his free time trying to figure out where he put his glasses, and why he can never seem to get anything done.

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In Which Today鈥檚 To鈥恉os Become Ta鈥恉ahs!

A Friend鈥檚 attention to prayer life brings an easy order to life鈥檚 juggles.

A member of the Winnebago Worship Group in Wisconsin, Kat Griffith is a former teacher, homeschooler, sustainable agriculture activist, and environmental educator. She is currently active in several Friends organizations, serves as an interpreter, and works on various social justice issues.

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Scenes from a Meetinghouse

The spirituality of doorknobs and staircases.

Gunilla Norris writes contemplative books on the spirituality of the everyday. More of her writings can be found at gunillanorris.com.

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A Quaker Response to Gun Violence

A ministry born of family tragedy.

Peter Murchison is a member of Wilton (Conn.) Meeting, where he currently serves as clerk of the Ministry and Oversight Committee. He has been active around the issue of gun violence since the shooting at Sandy Hook where his nephew Daniel Barden was killed in his classroom. Contact him at [email protected].

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The Land Remembers: Connecting with Native People through the Land

Connecting with Native peoples through the land.

Paula Palmer is a member of Boulder (Colo.) Meeting. Her ministry, Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples, is under the care and administration of Friends Peace Teams (friendspeaceteams.org/trr). Her workshops explore painful truths about U.S. and Quaker history and create opportunities for individuals, meetings, and communities to take steps toward right relationship.

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How to See

FJ Poetry: 鈥淚 close my eyes in silence, 鈥︹

Alice Carlton lives in Chapel Hill, N.C.

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Pine Ridge

FJ Poetry: 鈥淚 was privileged,鈥︹

Charlie Janney lives in Longmont, Colo.

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Forum, February 2020

Letters from our readers.

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