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Allen's Neck Meeting Friends gather rockweed for clambake, 2014. Courtesy Joseph E. Ingoldsby.

Allen’s Neck Meeting Clambake Celebrates 125 Years

A century’s-worth of adaptations in a Quaker meeting’s summer celebration inadvertently documents ecosystem change. With podcast, author chat, and additional photos.

Joseph E. Ingoldsby completed post-graduate work in environmental policy and sustainable development at University of Massachusetts. He received a master’s in landscape architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. Joseph’s writings and exhibitions are focused on natural and cultural landscapes and vanishing landscapes and endangered species.  His work can be viewed at josephemmanuelingoldsby​.com.


Posted in: Features, January 2015: Climate Change
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Sally’s Care Committee

The punch line of a very long joke left us groaning: “transporting young gulls over sedated lions for immortal porpoises.” Still, it set a jovial tone to our potluck dinner, already graced by roasted cauliflower soup, potato salad, bread, apple crisp and cookies. The meeting followed the cookies. Karen prepared the agenda, and invited additions […]

Kate Hunter and Nina Sullivan are members of the Vashon Island Worship Group and University Meeting in Seattle, Washington. Kate Hunter has served on and been the clerk of a care committee in her meeting for many years. She writes poetry and short stories, and essays on the subjects of restorative justice and peace. Nina Sullivan’s primary social action work has been for Granny’s Attic, a thrift store that raises money for a community medical clinic.


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Joseph and Herbert Hoopes

In these days of frequent moves for jobs, schools, and retirement; of times when even older Quaker meetings have experienced major turnovers in seasoned Friends, the steady connection between the Hoopes brothers and Little Falls Meeting in Harford County, Maryland, is one of the exceptions. Ninety-five-year-old Joseph Hoopes and his younger brother, Herbert, 91, were […]

David Runkel, a member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting, serves on the Friends Journal Board.


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The Father

“How is it that ye sought me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?” “And they did not understand the saying he spoke to them” (Luke 2:49, 50). These words, recorded in Luke, are the only ones uttered by the youthful Jesus of which we have an account. They are […]

Florence E. Taylor is a member of Green Street Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia.


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Christmas Eve Comments: Why Egypt?

In November 2008, before our communal Christmas cards were displayed at Friends Homes at Guilford, our Art Gallery wall carried Jo Leeds’ beautiful watercolors, including one of a man leading a donkey, on which rode a mother and child. We knew exactly what that picture depicted—it was Joseph guiding his wife and her baby (but […]

Ted Benfey, a member of Friendship Meeting in Greensboro, N.C., offered these remarks at a 2009 Christmas Eve worship service at Friends Homes at Guilford.


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26 Weekends at Columbia County Jail

A jailed Quaker chronicles the stories behind the bars of mass incarceration. Includes video author interview.

Joseph Olejak is an attender at Old Chatham (N.Y.) Meeting. He discovered Quaker principles when he met his long-time friend Peter Miles at age 16 while hiking in Copake Falls, N.Y. Peter taught English at George School and introduced him to the work of Kurt Vonnegut. Joseph is a chiropractor by training.


Posted in: Features, March 2015
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A Portrait of Two Founders

I earnestly believe our Society will serve the Kingdom [of God] better as we are unified. —J. Passmore Elkinton, in an address to the Friends All-Florida Conference, St. Petersburg, Fla., March 1954 As I was growing up in the suburbs of Philadelphia in the 1950s, I became aware that my grandparents, Anna Griscom Elkinton and […]

Steven Elkinton, a member of Langley Hill Meeting in McLean, Va., remembers his grandparents fondly. He is indebted to the staff at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College for making available to him the Elkinton Family Papers and photographs, and the Anna Bassett Griscom Papers.


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Bayard Rustin (left). Via Wikimedia Commons.

Quakers, Culture, and the Transforming Power of Love

Four examples of nonviolence in action. Profiles of Edward Coxere, Joseph Ritter, Anthony Benezet, and Bayard Rustin.

Ellen M. Ross, president of Friends Historical Association, is associate professor and chair of religion, and member of the peace and conflict studies committee at Swarthmore College. She is a member of Swarthmore (Pa.) Meeting.


Posted in: January 2013: Privilege
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The Quaker Workplace: Building the Beloved Community

Reexamining the motivations and principles of the golden age of Quaker business. đź”’ Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world’s largest online library […]

Originally from the United Kingdom, Anthony Fuller has a long interest in Quaker business. He currently lives near Princeton, N.J., and is a senior procurement leader, trying to apply Quaker principles to his everyday work. Although not a Friend, Anthony is actively engaged with the Friends community through the Quakers and Business Group.


Posted in: Features, January 2017: Quakers in the Workplace
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Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know

By Joseph Romm. Oxford University Press, 2015. 328 pages. $16.95/paperback; $10.99/eBook. Based on our agreement with climate scientists that global warming is real, human-caused, and dangerous, Friends are beginning to address the problem constructively. In his book Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know, Joseph Romm, an MIT-educated physicist, provides a resource for that effort. […]

Philip Favero is a former agricultural economist at Michigan State and South Dakota State Universities and at the University of Maryland. In 2014 he cofounded the Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis, which stems from Annapolis (Md.) Meeting and is dedicated to advocacy and education about climate change (see csgannapolis​.org).


Posted in: January 2017 Books, January 2017: Quakers in the Workplace
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