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Staff Picks

A look at the formative books for staff members.

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Writing Opp: Going Viral with Quakerism (due 5/14)

What’s the Quaker message for today? How do we communicate it and how do we share it? What are some […]

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.


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Quaker Institutional Identity

What makes an institution Quaker? 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, […]

R. Melvin Keiser is professor emeritus of religious studies, Guilford College. He is the author of many essays in Quaker theology and post-critical philosophy, and of books on early Quaker Isaac Penington (with Rosemary Moore) and on the American theologians H. Richard Niebuhr and Stanley Romaine Hopper. He is a member of Swannanoa Valley Meeting in Black Mountain, N.C.


Posted in: April 2014: Education, Features
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How Quaker Are We? Reflections on the Character of George Fox University

September 9, 1891, marked the official opening of Pacific College in Newberg, Oregon—later to be renamed George Fox College and […]

Jamie R. Johnson, a member of Newberg (Oreg.) Friends Church, is director of the Friends Leadership Program at George Fox University in Newberg.


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A Call to Spiritual Discipline

I was 16 years old when I attended meeting for worship for the first time. Also present were a woman […]

John Calvi, member of Putney (Vt.) Meeting, is the convener of QUIT, the Quaker Initiative to End Torture. QUIT’s second conference is June 1–3, 2007, at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C. See http://​www​.quit​-torture​-now​.org.


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Tom and Anne Moore

I visited with the Moores in their compact apartment (which they share with Anne’s large loom!) at the Hickman, a […]

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


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Realizing Wholeness: Reflections from a Gay Palestinian Quaker

Our souls are able to hold all the various parts of who we are.

Sa’ed Atshan is a visiting assistant professor of peace and conflict studies at Swarthmore College. He is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.


Posted in: Features, October 2015: Faithful Living
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100 Years of Quiet Tenacity

Friends of Fairhope, Alabama.

Laura Melvin is a member of Fairhope (Ala.) Meeting. She has published in various magazines and is the author of the book Public Secrets and Justice: A Journal of a Circuit Court Judge, which is available through QuakerBooks of FGC.


Posted in: Online Features, September 2017
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Robert Purvis: Friend of the Friends

Across the road from Byberry Meeting in the 19th century, on the northeast edge of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, stood Harmony […]

Margaret Hope Bacon, a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, is a lecturer and author of 13 books on various aspects of Quaker history and biography, and vice president of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society. She is writing a book on Robert Purvis. © 2002 Margaret Hope Bacon


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Mystical Experience

Is mysticism the universal core of all religions?

Donald W. McCormick is a member of Santa Monica (Calif.) Meeting. A professor for 28 years, he taught courses in management and leadership (and occasionally religion). He was a pioneer in the fields of workplace spirituality and mindfulness in the workplace. Currently, he develops mindfulness programs for organizations. He can be reached at [email protected]​gmail.​com. Includes audio reading.


Posted in: Features, June/July 2014: Concepts of God
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