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Thank You for the Wrens

The power of another person’s voice coming through Zoom.

Emma Givens is a regular attender of Toronto (Ont.) Meeting. This piece was inspired by a virtual meeting for worship hosted by Pendle Hill. Emma owns a writing coaching business for women to express themselves and share their stories through blogs and memoirs. Read more of her writing at her blog, Intrepid Emma (intrepidemma.com).

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A teen navigates the uncharted territory of her first family death.

Ila Kumar lives in a small town on the Hudson River and is a junior at Oakwood Friends School in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Her writing was recently featured in The Lily, a publication of the Washington Post, for its “Dear future self” high school essay contest.

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Mixed Flock

FJ Poetry: “Beneath the feeder …”

Ann McNeal lives in Pelham, Mass.

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How to Attend a Quaker Meeting for the First Time

FJ Poetry: “In the old meetinghouse …”

Inez Schaechterle lives in Holbrook, Ariz.

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Forum, June/July 2020

Letters from our readers.

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Quaker organizations seek to adapt, continue work at a distance

The pandemic is leading Friends organizations and their supporters to reflect on their missions and discern a way forward.

Erik Hanson and Windy Cooler are the news editors for Friends Journal. They contributed to the reporting of this story. Do you know about any Quaker news stories we should be covering? Send us tips at [email protected].

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Southeastern Yearly Meeting, 2019 Gathering, Lucy Duncan and Noah White Lecture. Photo © V. Carlie.

Yearly meetings go virtual

In response to the COVID‐19 pandemic, many yearly meetings annual sessions will be held virtually.

Erik Hanson and Windy Cooler are the news editors for Friends Journal. They contributed to the reporting of this story. Do you know about any Quaker news stories we should be covering? Send us tips at [email protected].

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TheKendal

The Kendal Sparrow: A Novel of Elizabeth Fletcher

By Barbara Schell Luetke. QuakerPress of Friends General Conference, 2019. 330 pages. $16/paperback; $10/eBook.

Rausie Hobson is a member of Rocky River Meeting in Siler City, N.C., Friends Church of North Carolina. A retired ESL teacher and public librarian, she is a member of Quakers Uniting in Publications and was publications board clerk of North Carolina Yearly Meeting (FUM) for many years.

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Mutual

Mutual Accompaniment and the Creation of the Commons

By Mary Watkins. Yale University Press, 2019. 376 pages. $30/hardcover or eBook.

Pamela Haines is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting. Her most recent book is Money and Soul, an expansion of a Pendle Hill pamphlet by the same name.

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TheFollowing

The Following of Jesus: A Reply to The Imitation of Christ

By Leonardo Boff, translated by Dinah Livingstone. Orbis Books, 2019. 144 pages. $25/paperback; $20.50/eBook.

Isaac Barnes May is a doctoral candidate in religious studies at the University of Virginia and a member of Charlottesville (Va.) Meeting.

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