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Quakers, Restrooms, and the Learning Curve

Quakers tend to follow the leading to be in the world but not of it, although last summer gave us ample reason to not want to be in it much. Holy moly. Still, in our own small way, Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) is meeting the world as it is and working toward a better […]

Debby Churchman lives in Arlington, Va., and works for Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.).


Posted in: Quaker Summers, Viewpoint
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Silence in the Noise

The world is so noisy, especially now. We are surrounded by so much racket that it鈥檚 hard to discern how we are to proceed. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A聽year of聽Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 […]

Mary Braden lives in Baltimore, Md.


Posted in: February 2017, Viewpoint
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Who Is My Neighbor?

Can we reject unacceptable actions and still find ways to touch those neighbors in pain? 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A聽year of聽Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world鈥檚 […]

Ellie Beach聽lives in聽Hiram, Ohio.


Posted in: Quakers in the Workplace, Viewpoint
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Viewpoint: How to Write a Thank-you Note

How to get through that pile of thank-you notes鈥攁nd end up liking your Friends! 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A聽year of聽Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world鈥檚 largest […]

Mariellen Gilpin lives in Champaign, Ill.


Posted in: Giving and Philanthropy, Viewpoint
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Viewpoint: Persuasive Letters to the Editor

Tips for getting your thoughts printed in your local paper.

Don Byrd lives in聽Bloomington, Ind.


Posted in: Quakers and Social Media, Viewpoint
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End Slavery for All

Viewpoint. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A聽year of聽Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world鈥檚 largest online library of Quaker聽information: every聽Friends Journal ever published, going back to 1955 Membership […]

John Andrew Gallery lives in Philadelphia, Pa. He can be contacted at聽jagphila@mac.com.


Posted in: September 2016, Viewpoint
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Viewpoint: Finding Quakerism on My Own

An ongoing journey from Catholicism to free-range spirituality to Quakerism.

Patty Quinn lives in Philadelphia, Pa.


Posted in: 2016, Almost Quaker, Departments, Viewpoint
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Viewpoint: Toward a Better Understanding

A reader suggests that even a simple tool such as Wikipedia can help us learn more about violent extremists. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A聽year of聽Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant […]

The author lives in Brookhaven, Pa.


Posted in: Gender and Sexuality, Viewpoint
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Love鈥擡ven for Myself

Our March 2016 Viewpoint 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A聽year of聽Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world鈥檚 largest online library of Quaker聽information: every聽Friends Journal ever published, going back […]

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Posted in: Disability and Inclusion, Viewpoint
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Viewpoint: Spiritual Kinship in the Family of God

“The greatest tragedies of our time…” 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A聽year of聽Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world鈥檚 largest online library of Quaker聽information: every聽Friends Journal ever published, […]

Eric Palmieri lives in North Providence, R.I.


Posted in: February 2016, Viewpoint
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