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God Loves Us All?

The still, small voice within tells us that any work or sacrifice without love is a waste of time.

Phil Lord is the clerk of the board of American Friends Service Committee and a founding member of the Fellowship of Friends of African Descent. He currently serves as the executive director of a service and advocacy organization that works on behalf of low-income tenants.


Posted in: Features, Race and Anti-Racism
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Can Quakerism Survive?

Why is there no vision of the future of Quakerism?

Donald W. McCormick was a professor for 30 years. He taught leadership and organizational change. Currently he is the director of education for Unified Mindfulness, a mindfulness teacher training organization. He is a member of Grass Valley Meeting in Nevada City, Calif. Contact: [email protected].


Posted in: Features, February 2018
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The Deepest Encounter

Jungian analyst and author Donald Kalsched was winding up his presentation on Grimm’s fairy tale, “The Water of Life.” He […]

R. Dixon Bell is a member of the Planning Committee of Friends Conference on Religion and Psychology. He regularly attends Hopewell Meeting in Clearbrook, Va., and has taught for 33 years at Powhatan School, a small independent school in Boyce, Va.


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Mystical Experience

Is mysticism the universal core of all religions?

Donald W. McCormick is a member of Santa Monica (Calif.) Meeting. A professor for 28 years, he taught courses in management and leadership (and occasionally religion). He was a pioneer in the fields of workplace spirituality and mindfulness in the workplace. Currently, he develops mindfulness programs for organizations. He can be reached at [email protected]. Includes audio reading.


Posted in: Features, June/July 2014: Concepts of God
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What People Really Want from Church and Quaker Meeting

Looking at successful church growth models for ideas to grow our fellowship.

Donald W. McCormick, [email protected], is a member of Grass Valley Meeting in Nevada City, Calif. He is director of education for Unified Mindfulness, a company that trains mindfulness teachers. The senior editor of Friends Journal described his February article, “Can Quakerism Survive?,” as “the most talked about article in recent history.”


Posted in: Features, Going Viral with Quakerism
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Growing and Evolving the Quaker Way

Our introduction to the August issue on Going Viral with Quakerism

Gabriel Ehri is executive director of Friends Journal.


Posted in: Among Friends, Going Viral with Quakerism, Unfeatured
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The Advantage of History: An Interview with Timothy Snyder

Friends Journal interviews the author of the best‐selling book on resisting the rise of American authoritarianism.

Timothy Snyder is the Richard C. Levin Professor of History at Yale University. He is the author of a number of works of European history, including Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin and Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning. He appears regularly in both Europe and the United States as a commentator on politics and history. With the recent publication of On Tyranny, he has been engaged in public work in American civics. His next book, The Origins of Unfreedom, will be published in April 2018.

Gabriel Ehri is executive director of Friends Journal.


Posted in: Conscience, Online Features
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Richards—Mercedes Tharam Richards, 60, on February 3, 2016, in Hershey, Pa. Mercedes was born on May 14, 1955, in Kingston, […]

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Cat Words

Poetry: “The cat looks up and sees me on my walk…”

Donald Mace Williams lives in Canyon, Tex.


Posted in: November 2014: Books and Writing, Poetry
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Donald Paul Irish

Irish—Donald Paul Irish, 97, on April 14, 2017, in Saint Paul, Minn. Don was born on July 31, 1919, in […]

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