Our introduction to the February 2020 issue.
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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.Posted in: Features, February 2020
A Friend’s attention to prayer life brings an easy order to life’s 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.Posted in: Features, February 2020
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.Posted in: Features, February 2020
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].Posted in: Features, February 2020
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.Posted in: Features, February 2020
FJ Poetry: “I close my eyes in silence, …”
FJ Poetry: “I was privileged,…”
Letters from our readers.
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.Posted in: Earthcare, February 2020
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