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Bringing Our Bodies to the Light

Finding stories of Friends struggling with eating and body image.

Madeline Schaefer grew up attending Radnor (Pa.) Meeting outside of Philadelphia. She currently lives in West Philadelphia in a big house with lots of house meetings and good conversation. When she is not riding her bicycle around the city, she can be found doing yoga, writing poetry, and collecting stories.


Posted in: Features, June/July 2015: Activists vs Mystics vs Pragmatists
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A Truly Embodied Spirituality

The last in a three-part series on Quakerism, food, and the body.

Madeline Schaefer grew up attending Radnor (Pa.) Meeting outside of Philadelphia. She currently lives in West Philadelphia in a big house with lots of house meetings and good conversation. When she is not riding her bicycle around the city, she can be found doing yoga, writing poetry, or collecting stories. Her email address is madeline.​[email protected]​gmail.​com.


Posted in: Features, September 2015: Reproduction and Family Planning
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Silent Bodies: My Struggle with an Eating Disorder

Quakers and the spirituality of food and the body. Podcast available.

Madeline Schaefer grew up attending Radnor (Pa.) Meeting outside of Philadelphia. She currently lives in West Philadelphia in a big house with lots of house meetings and good conversation. When she is not riding her bicycle around the city, she can be found doing yoga, writing poetry, and collecting stories.


Posted in: Features, March 2015
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Forum, April 2015

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

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The Toolkit of the Kingdom of God

Intro to the June/July issue.

Gabriel Ehri is executive director of Friends Journal.


Posted in: Among Friends, June/July 2015: Activists vs Mystics vs Pragmatists
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Mass Incarceration and #BlackLivesMatter

Quakers Connect as a Movement Builds

Madeline Schaefer worked as the Friends relations associate at American Friends Service Committee for two years from 2012 to 2014. She grew up attending Radnor (Pa.) Meeting outside of Philadelphia.


Posted in: December 2015: Economic Justice and Poverty, Features
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Intern Testimonials

We ask each of our interns to write a short post about their experience as a Friends Journal intern. Read on to […]


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Among Friends March 2015

The Unexpected Conversation

Gabriel Ehri is executive director of Friends Journal[email protected]​friendsjournal.​org


Posted in: Among Friends, March 2015
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What Love Requires: Community and the Challenge of Diversity

Community and the challenge of diversity.

George Schaefer, a licensed clinical social worker, serves Philadelphia Yearly Meeting as its care and aging coördinator. A former clerk of Radnor (Pa.) Meeting, George is a member of Abington (Pa.) Meeting. He lives with his wife Georgette in Glenside, Pa. This article was adapted from a plenary talk at the 2013 Friends General Conference Gathering in Greenley, Colorado.


Posted in: Features, September 2013
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Forum March 2016

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