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Convinced Friend? Phil Lord, a Philadelphia lawyer, describes himself as “hooked.” “When I started private practice with Hal Commons, our […]

Kara Newell is a member of Reedwood Friends Church in Portland, Oregon. © 2002 Kara Newell


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A Powerful Hope

Reflections on the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Rome.

Phil Lord is clerk of the board of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and an attorney who began his career by organizing low-income tenants. A longtime Quaker, he is a founding member of the Fellowship of Friends of African Descent. He currently serves as the executive director of TURN, a non-governmental service and advocacy organization in Philadelphia, Pa.


Posted in: Features, March 2015
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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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The Meaning of Universalism

I remember when I became a Quaker. I was a teenager, and a Quaker couple, Mary Lee and Lee Comer, […]

Phil H. Gulley, pastor of Fairfield Friends Meeting in Camby, Ind., is the author of 17 books, including If Grace Is True, If God Is Love, and If the Church Were Christian.


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The Gift of Thinking Differently

Larry was a jerk. Everyone thought so, though we never used that word. We called him eccentric, cantankerous, or rough […]

James Mulholland, a pastor at Irvington Meeting in Indianapolis, Ind., is co-author, with Phil Gulley, of If Grace Is True.


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News April 2017

News of Friends. Controversy over Palestinian speaker at Friends’ Central School; AFSC appoints new general secretary; Northwest Yearly Meeting splits; […]


Posted in: AFSC Centennial, News
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March full issue access

Members can download the full PDF or read any article online. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an […]

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Continuing Work

Our introduction to the March 2017 issue on Race and Anti‐Racism.

Martin Kelley is the senior editor of Friends Journal.


Posted in: Among Friends, Race and Anti-Racism
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Quaker Works October 2016

A semiannual feature highlighting the recent works of Quaker organizations.

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Interview with Brent Bill, Quaker Author

How do you see as your role as a Quaker writer? Or do you consider yourself a  writer who is […]

Brent Bill is the author of many books including Mind the Light, Imagination and Spirit, and Holy Places. His latest work is Awaken Your Senses: Exercises for Exploring the Wonder of God, which he co-authored with Beth A. Booram. A graduate of the Earlham School of Religion in Richmond, Ind., he serves as a Quaker minister and is the coordinator of the New Meetings Project for Friends General Conference.


Posted in: November 2012: Quaker Books, Writing, and Poetry
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