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Court Watch

FJ Poetry: “All rise!” / Judge enters the court, robe trailing / Eyes downcast

Helen Fox lives in Bokeelia, Fla.

Posted in: February 2019, Poetry
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From the Archives: Light on Death Row

“I know that opposing the death penalty will not be easy for U.S. Friends, as the tide of public opinion […]

Biography from the 1996 issue: Jan Arriens is an English Quaker of Dutch descent. He studied at Cambridge, spent ten years as a diplomat in the Australian Foreign Service, and has been a freelance translator for the past 17 years.

Posted in: From the Archives, September 2013
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Open for Liberation: A View from Britain

It may come as a surprise, but people are interested in Friends.

Tim Gee is a member of Britain Yearly Meeting and was the 2017 George Gorman Lecturer. His third book, Why I Am a Pacifist, will be published next year.

Posted in: Features, Going Viral with Quakerism
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Care of the Dying: A Spiritual Discipline

Attending the death of a loved one is a painful, sometimes disturbing experience. Frequently it has a deeply mysterious quality, […]

Brad Sheeks works as a visiting nurse for Heartland Hospice in the Philadelphia, Pa., area. He is a member of Central Philadelphia Meeting. He and his wife, Patricia McBee, co-lead couples enrichment programs for Friends General Conference.

Posted in: Features
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It’s strange how needing to feed the fawn is taking me up the same rough road I used to drive […]

Helen Weaver Horn, writing group leader, retired counselor, peace activist, and farm woman, is a member of Athens (Ohio) Meeting.

Posted in: Features
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Forum April 2017

Letters from our readers: upcoming issue announcement, a full year of Trump?!?, teaching peace, Friend without a meeting, kudos to […]

Posted in: AFSC Centennial, Forum
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The Sessions

Film Review: The Sessions

In one memorable scene from The Sessions, Father Brendan (played by William H. Macy) reflects during confession, “It’s amazing how […]

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May Milestones 2012

Ackerman—Dorothy Hopkirk Ackerman, 90, on March 10, 2011, at home in Minneapolis, Minn. Dorothy was born on October 23, 1920, […]

Posted in: Milestones
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Quakers and Reparations for Slavery and Jim Crow

Out of the silence a woman asked, “Why don’t Friends take reparations more seriously? It’s the kind of issue Quakers […]

Jeff Hitchcock is a member and current clerk of Rahway and Plainfield (N.J.) Meeting. He also serves on New York Yearly Meeting's Black Concerns Committee. Jeff wishes to acknowledge the advice and corrections offered by several Friends who have read this article, including Barbara Andrews, Charley Flint, Elizabeth Gordon, Jerry Leaphart, and Helen Garay Toppins. He also wishes to acknowledge Mahesh Thomas, who first made him aware that the 13th Amendment legalizes enslavement of persons convicted of a crime. However, Jeff is solely responsible for the opinions and wording of the final work. He can be reached for comment at (908) 241-5439, or by e-mail at [email protected] On occasion Jeff has been invited to talk with monthly meetings about white Quakers and racial concerns, and he is always happy to do so if practical arrangements of time and travel can be managed.

Posted in: Features
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Forum December 2018

Letters from our readers. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please […]

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