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Transfigurations—Transgressing Gender in the Bible

Written and performed by Peterson Toscano; directed by Samuel Neff. Barclay Press, 2017. 103 minutes. $20/DVD; $14.99/download; $2.99/online rental. I […]

Kody Gabriel Hersh is a queer, trans, young adult, Christian, Quaker, youth worker, writer, and activist. They are a member of Miami (Fla.) Meeting (Southeastern Yearly Meeting), currently living in Philadelphia, Pa.

Posted in: Conscience, October 2017 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Quakers Respond to Orlando Shooting (Updated)

Around the web and within Friends organizations and communities, Quakers are responding to the tragic news of a mass shooting […]

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Among Friends: The Art the World Needs

An introduction to our June/July issue on Creativity and the Arts

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal. [email protected]

Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, Features
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A Reluctant Minister

Reflections on performance art among Friends.

A Bible scholar, filmmaker, playwright, activist, and actor, Peterson Toscano playfully explores the serious worlds of LGBTQ issues, religion, and climate change. After spending 17 years attempting to “de-gay” himself through gay conversion therapy, he came out a quirky, queer Quaker who recognizes the power of storytelling, petersontoscano.com.

Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, Features
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The Marriage of William Penn and Hannah Callowhill, 1696. Ernest Board (1877–1934). @ https://commons.wikimedia.org.

A Call to Work Outside Our Circles

A Friend responds to the New York Times opinion column on Quakers and pronouns.

C. Wess Daniels lives in Greensboro, N.C.

Posted in: Drugs, Viewpoint
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Quaker Works gears

Quaker Works October 2018

A semiannual feature to connect Friends Journal readers to the good works of Quaker organizations.

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We Are All Philadelphia Yearly Meeting

An interview with Christie Duncan‐Tessmer, the new general secretary of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.

Gail Whiffen Coyle is associate editor of Friends Journal.

Posted in: Interviews, September 2014
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Encouraging Each Other’s Faith and Truths

My thoughts about Friends United Meeting and its relationship with Friends in New England have changed a lot over the […]

Hannah Zwirner is a lifelong attender of Beacon Hill Meeting in Boston and of New England Yearly Meeting. She is currently studying religion and history at Harvard Extension School. Over the years as she has grown into the adult community in NEYM, she has felt a strong calling to help the yearly meeting learn to communicate effectively with each other and to involve Young Adult Friends in both worship and business.

Posted in: Features
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A Tribute to the Gathering — And to My Father

Nine years ago, my father and I drove from our home in Philadelphia to the 2000 Friends General Conference Gathering […]

Carl Sigmond, a member of Germantown Monthly Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., is a first-year student at Haverford College. This past summer he interned at Friends Journal. He can be reached through his website, http://www.carlsigmond.com.

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