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Blessed Are the Artists

An intergenerational gathering of artists.

Maggie Nelson is a visual artist, youth worker, and attender of Portland (Maine) Meeting. She currently works as the interim Young Friends Coördinator for New England Yearly Meeting and was a long-time staff member at Friends Camp. She is called to work at the intersection of art and faith.


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A Reluctant Minister

Reflections on performance art among Friends.

A Bible scholar, filmmaker, playwright, activist, and actor, Peterson Toscano playfully explores the serious worlds of LGBTQ issues, religion, and climate change. After spending 17 years attempting to “de-gay” himself through gay conversion therapy, he came out a quirky, queer Quaker who recognizes the power of storytelling, petersontoscano​.com.


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Ebb Tide

FJ Poetry: “The lake / in my dream / was not the healing one…” 🔒

Joan MacIntosh lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland.


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A Visitor

FJ Poetry: “I had no appointment. / Asked to wait half an hour, / I left the office and walked to a meadow”

Marilyn Churchill lives in Ann Arbor, Mich.


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The Role of Children’s Issues Books in Meeting Libraries

Life in the Meeting 🔒

Tom and Sandy Farley are members of Palo Alto (Calif.) Meeting, volunteer booksellers with EarthLight, and coauthors of the Earthcare for Children curriculum.


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News, June/July 2018

Kellum to begin as FUM General Secretary; Marshall retires as Earlham School of Religion Dean 🔒


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Seeds That Change the World: Essays on Quakerism, Spirituality, Faith, and Culture

By Debbie L. Humphries. QuakerPress of FGC, 2017. 143 pages. $14.95/paperback; $9.95/eBook. Is it okay to shout out to Friends, “This gal rocks!”? Sign her up as a speaker if you’re planning a gathering of Friends. Debbie Humphries grew up in an enlightened Mormon family and came to Quakerism through several spiritual friendships, including one […]

Brad Sheeks is a member of Newtown (Pa.) Meeting, and with his wife, Patricia McBee, has moved to Newtown to enjoy retirement and live closer to daughter, Jennie, and her family.


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