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Diane Randall presenting the 2015 Edward F. Snyder Peace Award for National Legislative Leadership to Senator Richard Durbin (IL). Photo courtesy of FCNL.

Why Friends Are Needed in Politics

We can avoid partisan rhetoric to speak and act on the truth we know.

Diane Randall serves as executive secretary of Friends Committee on National Legislation and worships with Friends across the country. She is a member of Hartford (Ct.) Meeting, sojourning with her husband, Roger Catlin, at Langley Hill Meeting in McLean, Va.


Posted in: Features, January 2016: Quakers and the Political Process
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Prophetic Witness, Pragmatic Action

What does it mean to be prophetic in a time of political division?

Diane Randall is the executive secretary of the Friends Committee on National Legislation. A lifelong advocate for peace and social justice, Diane is a fierce proponent for citizen engagement that advances policies and practices to create a better society for all.


Posted in: Features, February 2018
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Diplomacy Is Not a Sprint

Glen Retief’s recent letter to Friends Journal, “A Pacifist Reconsiders Military Action in Syria,” reflects the dilemma many Friends feel […]

Diane Randall is executive secretary for the Friends Committee on National Legislation. Learn more at www​.fcnl​.org.


Posted in: Guest Viewpoint
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Seeds That Change the World: Essays on Quakerism, Spirituality, Faith, and Culture

By Debbie L. Humphries. QuakerPress of FGC, 2017. 143 pages. $14.95/paperback; $9.95/eBook. Is it okay to shout out to Friends, […]

Brad Sheeks is a member of Newtown (Pa.) Meeting, and with his wife, Patricia McBee, has moved to Newtown to enjoy retirement and live closer to daughter, Jennie, and her family.


Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, June/July 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Quakers Respond to Orlando Shooting (Updated)

Around the web and within Friends organizations and communities, Quakers are responding to the tragic news of a mass shooting […]

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Among Friends: Progress in the Direction of Love

An introduction to the issue by our associate editor.

Gail Whiffen Coyle is associate editor of Friends Journal.


Posted in: Among Friends, January 2016: Quakers and the Political Process
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Quaker Organizations Welcome New Leaders

In recent months there have been numerous changes in the executive leadership of several Quaker organizations. Some observers have even […]

Diana Allinger, an intern with Friends Journal in the fall of 2010, is a senior at Temple University. Several other FJ interns, including Melissa Archer, Patty Cangelosi, Julia Feerrar, and Madeline Schaefer, assisted with the development of this article.


Posted in: Features
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Books January 2014

Reviews, featuring titles from Mark Nepo, Lester Brown, Jill Suzanne Shook, Margery Post Abbott, and Reza Aslan.

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Engaging with a Monthly Meeting about Ministry

What does it mean to be called to public ministry within the Religious Society of Friends? What does it mean […]

Debbie Humphries is a public health nutritionist and teacher with a calling to travel in the ministry. She is currently serving on the board of the School of the Spirit Ministries, and traveling primarily within New England Yearly Meeting. Diane Randall is director of Partnership for Strong Communities, a Connecticut-based nonprofit dedicated to advocating solutions to homelessness, affordable housing, and community development. She is currently serving on the Board of Advisors of Earlham School of Religion. Both authors are members of Hartford (Conn.) Meeting.


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News, December 2017

News of Friends: What Canst Thou Say? Colloquium; Quaker leaders part of church delegation to the Middle East; appointment at […]

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