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Seven Tasks to Heal the World

Simple actions each of us can take to heal our hearts and the hearts of others.

Michael Soika has spent the past 30 years working on issues of social and economic justice, such as affordable housing, homelessness, welfare reform, and education. He is a lifelong spiritual seeker and new member of Milwaukee (Wisc.) Meeting.


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Mystical Experience, the Bedrock of Quaker Faith

We are not passive, empty vessels hoping to be filled; we have to move toward God.

Robert Atchley is a member of Boulder (Colo.) Meeting. He is author of Spirituality and Aging, which won the Innovative Publication Award from the Gerontological Society of America in 2010. This article is based on a program hour presented to Boulder Meeting in November 2015.


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I Am Not a Religious Person

The literalness of religion vs. the litheness of spirituality.

Sarah Pennock Neuville is a junior at Garden Spot High School in New Holland, Pa., in her third year as a percussionist for marching, concert, and pit orchestra. She is a member of Kennett (Pa.) Meeting. She would like to be an engineer in neurogenetics and neurobiology.


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Ohio Yearly Meeting Gathering and Quaker Spring

A Philadelphia Friend finds spiritual renewal in fellowship with Conservative Quakers.

John Andrew Gallery is a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., part of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. He is the author of Living in the Kingdom of God. For more information go to johnandrewgallery.com. Susan Smith is a member of Rockingham Meeting near Harrisonburg, Va., part of Ohio Yearly Meeting.


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Quaker Teachers Aren鈥檛 Just at Friends Schools

A former Friends School teacher decides to let his life speak in a public school.

Mike Mangiaracina is an attender of Adelphi (Md.) Meeting. He taught for ten years in two Friends schools before being called to teach in Washington, D.C.鈥檚 public schools, where he has been teaching elementary school math and science for nine years.


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Bridging the Gap

Finding a way to communicate with those on both sides of violent crime.

Phyllis B. Taylor is a member of Germantown Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. Besides her work with victims and the incarcerated, she is a wife, mother, and grandmother and a resource person for those facing end-of-life issues.


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On Being a Quaker Entrepreneur

Quaker testimonies inform business dealings in a modern small business. 🔒 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: […]

Dan Cooperstock is a member of Toronto (ON) Meeting who has been active at both the monthly and yearly meeting levels with finances, and is the owner of Cooperstock Software / Software4Nonprofits.com.


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The Amateur Quaker

An interview with Philadelphia Yearly Meeting’s Zachary Dutton.

Zachary T. Dutton is a leader, scholar, experienced organizer, and imaginary dog owner who works toward connected society in an isolated age. He serves as associate secretary for Program and Religious Life at Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (pym.org). He is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting. He was interviewed by Friends Journal senior editor Martin Kelley.


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The Quaker Workplace: Building the Beloved Community

Reexamining the motivations and principles of the golden age of Quaker business. 🔒 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 […]

Originally from the United Kingdom, Anthony Fuller has a long interest in Quaker business. He currently lives near Princeton, N.J., and is a senior procurement leader, trying to apply Quaker principles to his everyday work. Although not a Friend, Anthony is actively engaged with the Friends community through the Quakers and Business Group.


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To Be Useful with Proper Concern

Inspiration in a family history of being “useful” and “worthy.”

Jeremy Evans is a junior at Haverford College. A 2014 alum of Westtown School, he attends Westtown Meeting when home in nearby Glen Mills, Pa. He considers himself a student, f/Friend, athlete, musician, listener, thinker, debater, nature lover, traveler, and entrepreneur, striving imperfectly to alleviate suffering, bring joy, and create sustained peace.


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