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Friends Journal publishes a number of online鈥恛nly feature articles. Some are timely pieces on current events that shouldn鈥檛 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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Quaker Christian Ways and Roots

Returning to a comprehensive Christianity of behavior and belief.

Donne Hayden is a recorded minister and convinced Friend (convinced that all the first Friends were convinced Friends!). She served seven years as minister at Cincinnati (Ohio) Meeting and is still a member. She retired in 2015 and currently works part-time for Wilmington Yearly Meeting as office administrator.


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How Am I a Christian?

Will others see us as Christians by our love?

Douglas C. Bennett served as president of Earlham College from 1997 to 2011. Now retired, he is a member of Durham (Maine) Meeting.


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Detail from Arthur Rackham's illustration for a 1907 edition of Lewis Carroll's <i>Alice in Wonderland</i>. <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alice_in_Wonderland_by_Arthur_Rackham_-_15_-_At_this_the_whole_pack_rose_up_into_the_air_and_came_flying_down_upon_her.jpg">Via Wikimedia</a>

The White Rabbit of Quaker Theology

Quakerism must be experienced, both individually and collectively.

Christy Randazzo is a convinced Friend and a member of Haddonfield (N.J.) Meeting. They still sometimes attend a local Episcopal church with their family because it's where their family is rooted. However, to be honest, it's also because incense and candles can be quite lovely sometimes!


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Sweet Baby Jesus

The present鈥恡ense verbs of George Fox.

A convinced Friend since 1982, Patricia Wild is a member of Friends Meeting at Cambridge (Mass.), where she serves on its Ministry and Counsel and Prison Fellowship Group. Her latest "book, _WellingUp.net_, is an interactive, experimental website that tells a Quaker novel online using podcasts and supplementary materials and links.


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Saint Peter and Saint Paul, by Jusepe de Ribera, circa 1616. <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Saint_Peter_and_Saint_Paul_mg_0036.jpg">Via Wikimedia</a>.

The Challenge of Quaker Christianity

Challenging ourselves and engaging with our Christian roots.

Andrew Gage is a Quaker, an environmental lawyer, and a father of two from Victoria, B.C., Canada. He is grateful for each of those roles, but still wishes that he had more time to devote to his spirituality and writing. Follow him on Twitter at @singingwithin.


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Learning from John Woolman, as a Christian Quaker

On a fateful day 20 years ago, events were set in motion that pushed me to immerse myself with great [鈥

Helene Pollock has participated in all branches of Friends during her 40 years of association with Friends. Her primary Quaker community at this time is the extended worship community that meets in the Philadelphia area. She is the former director of Quaker Affairs at Haverford College.


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Evergreen Worship Group circa 2006. Photo courtesy of the author.

Staying in It

A search for a faith community guided from within by God.

Marcelle Martin, a member of Swarthmore (Pa.)Meeting, has led workshops on numerous subjects related to the spiritual life and is author of Our Life is Love: The Quaker Spiritual Journey. She is a core teacher for the upcoming nine-month course, Nurturing Faithfulness. Her blog is called A Whole Heart.


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Emma Gonzalez speaks at the March for Our Lives. Photo: Mobilus In Mobili via Wikimedia.

Planning for a Trending #Quakers

Finding today鈥檚 lost sheep in a Twitter feed.

Josephine Posti is a member of Pittsburgh (Pa.) Meeting and helps manage Lake Erie Yearly Meeting鈥檚 Facebook and Twitter platforms. She is also the newly appointed assistant clerk of the yearly meeting. Find her at @joposti.


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Civility Can Be Dangerous

In 1934, AFSC co鈥恌ounder Henry Cadbury advised Jewish rabbis to be gentler on Hitler. Is civility a substitute for morality?

Lucy Duncan is the director of Friends Relations at the American Friends Service Committee.


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Simple, Relevant, Amusing

How do you sum up your experience and share it in 5 words or less?

Kathleen Wooten is a member of Fresh Pond Meeting in Cambridge, Mass. She travels among Friends both digitally and in person, and carries a minute of travel from her meeting. Kathleen also administers social media accounts for New England Yearly Meeting. She shares about her travels at quakerkathleen.org.


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