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Friends Journal publishes a number of online-only feature articles. Some are timely pieces on current events that shouldn’t wait for the longer timelines of print, while others are published alongside the print edition and expand on the themes explored that month.

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The Advantage of History: An Interview with Timothy Snyder

Friends Journal interviews the author of the best-selling book on resisting the rise of American authoritarianism.

Timothy Snyder is the Richard C. Levin Professor of History at Yale University. He is the author of a number of works of European history, including Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin and Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning. He appears regularly in both Europe and the United States as a commentator on politics and history. With the recent publication of On Tyranny, he has been engaged in public work in American civics. His next book, The Origins of Unfreedom, will be published in April 2018.

Gabriel Ehri is executive director of聽Friends Journal.


Posted in: Conscience, Online Features
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Charlottesville Friends in worship at Justice Park. Photo by David Lewis.

Charlottesville Quakers and the Ongoing Stand against White Nationalists

Quakers can learn to be braver and more outspoken.

Isaac Barnes May is a graduate of Earlham College and Harvard Divinity School. Currently he is a doctoral candidate specializing in American religious history at the University of Virginia and a member of Charlottesville (Va.) Meeting.


Posted in: Online Features, September 2017, Uncategorized
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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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Wild Birds, Fantasy, and the Possible

A memoir through books.

James W. Hood teaches nineteenth-century British literature, composition, and American nature writing at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C. 聽He is a member of Greensboro鈥檚 Friendship Meeting.


Posted in: Online Features, September 2017
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How Far Can We Take Thou Shalt Not Judge?

Can we examine our judgements and find reasons to understand?

Rebecca Payne is a member of Red Cedar Meeting in Lansing, Mich. She works for the State of Michigan. She is on the board of the Greater Lansing Peace Education Center and edits the Peace Notes newsletter.


Posted in: Online Features, September 2017
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Death and Dying: A Personal Adventure

Death Caf茅s give people a place to share stories, confide their fears, and ask questions.

Alison Moore is a professional Life-Cycle Celebrant and partner in Oomph! Consulting, providing nonprofit management expertise. She is clerk of Interior British Columbia Meeting. Alison grows organic stone fruits and vegetables on Ravens View Farm in Peachland, B.C., where she moved with her husband after George W. Bush was reelected.


Posted in: Online Features, The Art of Dying
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A Quaker Approach to Living with Dying

Does the Quaker way of life have answers to death?

Katherine Jaramillo is a staff chaplain at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center in Portland, Ore. She has worked in healthcare chaplaincy for 20 years. She is a member of Bridge City Meeting in Portland.


Posted in: Online Features, The Art of Dying
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Integrity and the Ultimate

How can we talk about death when we鈥檙e so vibrantly alive?

Susann Estle is a chaplain at the Putnamville Correctional Facility in Greencastle, Ind.; a PRN chaplain at Hendricks Regional Health Hospital; and a part-time pastor at Hopewell Friends Church in Dana, Ind. She is mother to Case and Chloe.


Posted in: Online Features, The Art of Dying
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Beauty; Beauty Everywhere

The sound of machines, monitors, and people in the hallway evaporated; it felt like being in meeting for worship when the gathered center down.

Geoff Knowlton grew up Quaker and was later ordained in the United Church of Christ. He returned to the Friends and joined Worcester (Mass.) Meeting. He worked for a small hospice in New Hampshire and is currently a psychotherapist specializing in trauma and attachment-related disorders.


Posted in: Online Features, The Art of Dying
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Swarthmore Hall, in North West England, organizational center of the early Friends movement. Photo Martin Kelley.

ePublishers of Truth

The shared lessons of strengthening a movement among Friends.

Kathleen Wooten is a member of Fresh Pond Meeting in Cambridge, Mass. She travels extensively among Friends with a concern for how we connect both digitally and face-to-face. She also serves New England Yearly Meeting as events coordinator and social media manager. Kathleen shares her travels and learning at quakerkathleen.wordpress.com.


Posted in: Online Features, Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem
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