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Writing Opp: Meetings and Money (due 7/9)

How do we spend money on ourselves? What is the role of money in our meetings? How do we decide whether to invest, provide services, or renovate? Due July 9, 2018.

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.


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Tips for Writing for Friends Journal Open Issues 

Learn how to write for a Friends Journal open issue.

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.


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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 of the overlooked low-tech methods of inviting people into our Quaker communities? Due May 7, 2018.

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.


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2018 Quakers in Politics Web Panel

The upcoming U.S. Congressional mid-term elections already have at least seven Quaker candidates for office. How does their Quaker faith inform these candidates’ desires to run for Congress? What advice would they have for other Quakers wanting to run for office in the future?


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Writing Opp: Creativity and the Arts (Due 3/5)

Early Friends were famously skeptical of art; modern Friends pretty much fully embrace it. Why the abrupt turnaround? What reasons might there have been for early strictures? And what cautions from early Friends might they still hold for us today? Is all art the same or is there such a thing as Quaker art? Are […]

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


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Writing Opp: What Are Quaker Values Anyway? (Due 2/5)

If there’s a Quaker brand, then “Quaker values” is its most common pitch. What do we mean when we use the term for Quaker institutions and the ministries of our meetinghouses and churches? Is it anything deeper than the “SPICES” testimonies? Submissions due February 5, 2018.

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal. Contact: [email protected]​friendsjournal.​org


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Writing Opp: Quakers and Healing (due 1/15)

Our April 2018 issue will look at Quakers healing. I’ve always been struck by the ambivalence of early Friends on the topic. The first generation went about the British and American countrysides like a band of newly reincarnated biblical apostles, healing people they met in miraculous ways. George Fox came across a man who had […]

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal: [email protected]​friendsjournal.​org


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Writing Opp: Quakers and the Holy Land

In March 2018 Friends Journal is publishing an issue on religion and politics in the Middle East. We could have gone with a more neutral description of the region than “Holy Land,” but we wanted to indicate that we were interested not only in the political struggles but also in the region’s unique and sometimes […]

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal. Email: [email protected]​friendsjournal.​org


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New Worldwide Quaker Map Released

Friends World Committee for Consultation released a new map of worldwide Quaker population figures, its first such release since 2012.


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Reflections from St. Petersburg, Russia

Life in Russia also brings moments of unexpected warmth, goodness, and humanity. It brings people together and forms instant, deep connections.

Pola Lem is a recent graduate of Haverford College and a 2013 intern at Friends Journal. She is currently studying in Russia.


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