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After a Quote by William Penn

FJ Poetry: “Have you ever / met somebody / who carries silence / with them…”

Maggie Hess lives in Bristol, Tenn.


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FJ Poetry: “The road continues up the hill / paved, winding through hot trees…”

Nathan Lipps lives in Ludington, Mich.


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Forum, March 2019

Letters from our readers

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Occasions for Plain Dress

Are there times we might let our clothes speak?

Gracia Fay Ellwood lives in Ojai, Calif.


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News, March 2019

New York Quakers sue to reinstate meetings at Green Haven Prison.

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William Penn: A Life

By Andrew R. Murphy. Oxford University Press, 2018. 488 pages. $34.95/hardcover; $23.99/eBook. The name William Penn evokes an image of […]

Cameron McWhirter is a journalist and the author of Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America. He is a member of Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting and has served on the board of trustees of Friends Publishing Corporation, publisher of Friends Journal.


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Quakers in Bolivia: The Early History of Bolivian Friends

By Emma Condori Mamani. Publicaciones CALA, 2017. 117 pages. $20/paperback. When in 1919 Friends undertook missionary work in Bolivia, it […]

Jerry Mizell Williams worships at Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. He is the author of numerous books, articles, and book reviews on colonial Latin America.


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A Practical Mysticism: How Quaker Process Opens Us to the Promptings of the Divine

By Elizabeth Meyer. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (number 453), 2018. 36 pages. $7/pamphlet. This Pendle Hill pamphlet is an excellent explanation […]

Marty Grundy has been clerk and recording clerk of monthly, quarterly, and yearly meetings; as well as recording clerk of Friends General Conference's Central Committee and Religious Education Committee; and the first clerk of FGC's Traveling Ministries Program.


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The Healing Power of Stories

By Michael Bischoff. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (number 454), 2018. 27 pages. $7/pamphlet. Why do we get cancer? While there are […]

Brad Sheeks, a member of Newtown (Pa.) Meeting, is a retired hospice nurse, and with his wife, Patricia McBee, is a retired co-leader in the Couple Enrichment Program of Friends General Conference.


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Breaking White Supremacy: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Black Social Gospel

By Gary Dorrien. Yale University Press, 2018. 632 pages. $45/hardcover or eBook; $30/paperback. In Breaking White Supremacy, Gary Dorrien, professor […]

Isaac Barnes May is a member of Charlottesville (Va.) Meeting. He is a doctoral candidate in religious studies at the University of Virginia.


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