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Meant to Be For Some Purpose

I was 47 when I drove four other rabbis in my teal Windstar minivan from Philadelphia to the Catskills for […]

Jacob J. Staub is a writer, rabbi and teacher. He serves as Professor of Jewish Philosophy and Spirituality at The Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote, Pa. He can be reached at jacobstaub​.net.

Posted in: August 2012: Sustainable Travel, Departments
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This Age of Insecurity

Our quiet pause can counteract a collective obsession with fights and power.

Ron McDonald is a member of Memphis (Tenn.) Meeting, frequent writer for Friends Journal, pastoral counselor, musician, and storyteller.

Posted in: Features, January 2016: Quakers and the Political Process
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Let’s Grow Together: Interview with Jacob Nelson

We are all Quakers: Let’s grow together.

Jon Berry is a Friends Journal trustee. He lives and worships in New York City. Do you know someone we should interview? Reach us at [email protected]​friendsjournal.​org.

This interview has been edited slightly from the print version.

Posted in: December 2015: Economic Justice and Poverty, Let's Grow Together
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I feel that nationalism can help America

Student Voices: “However, for someone who promises that “America now will be heard,” perhaps it’s time to listen to everyone, […]

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Milestones June/July 2014

Births, deaths, and weddings. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please […]

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The Ministry of Giving Money

A lifetime of unconsciousness around money gives way to sharing.

Merry Stanford is a member of Red Cedar Meeting in Lansing, Michigan. She works as a psychotherapist, spiritual director, and shamanic practitioner, and currently serves Friends General Conference as clerk of the Development Committee. You can read her blog at sinktotheseed​.blogspot​.com.

Posted in: October 2012: Wall Street, Main Street, and Meetinghouse Road
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Michael Allen Moore

Moore—Michael Allen Moore, 70, on December 24, 2017, in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Michael was born on December 3, 1946, in […]

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The Spirit of Mediation

The Spirit of Mediation

The Friends Peace Testimony points out a different approach.

Erik Cleven is a PhD candidate in political science at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He is a member of Lafayette Meeting in West Lafayette, Ind. Before starting graduate school, he spent many years working with conflict transformation and inter-ethnic dialogue in many different countries. Erik is writing his dissertation about ethnic violence in Kenya and Kosovo. This article is adapted from a plenary speech at the 2012 Friends General Conference Gathering</a>.

Posted in: Features, September 2012
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Truth As a Moving Target On A Local Train

On a hot summer morning in July 1979, I was riding a local train from Geneva to Basel. Families, individuals, […]

Richard Macy Kelly has served as a YMCA professional, Executive Director of the Maryland Council of Churches, and Director of hiv/aids services for the City of Baltimore in the Health Department. He is the author of Thomas Kelly, A Biography, and edited The Eternal Promise, the posthumous work by his father Thomas Kelly. His most recent publication is the Pendle Hill Pamphlet, Three Ravens and Two Widows. He now lives in Maine where he is a member of Vassalboro Meeting.

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Whose Image Is on the Coin? A Jewish Perspective on Abrahamic Wisdoms

I begin with a renewed version of the blessing traditionally offered before learning Torah—sharing wisdom—together: Blessed are you the breath […]

Rabbi Arthur Waskow is the director of The Shalom Center, http://​www​.shalomctr​.org, a national Jewish Peace and Justice advocacy group with offices in Philadelphia. This article is extracted from his remarks to the Peace Gathering on January 16.

Posted in: Features
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