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April 2018 Full Issue Access

Members can download the full PDF or read any article online (see links below). Features: “Nurturing Growth and Healing through Stories” by Astuti Bijlefeld, “Balancing Acts” by Ruthe Schoder-Ehri, “Meeting for Worship for Healing” by Richard K. Lee and Sarah M. Lloyd, “The Cost of a Healing Gift” by John Jeremiah Edminster. Poetry: “A Day of Waiting” […]

FJ Members can download the full PDF of the April issue or read any article online.


Posted in: Full Access, Healing
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Writing Opp: Quakers and Healing (due 1/15)

Our April 2018 issue will look at Quakers healing. I’ve always been struck by the ambivalence of early Friends on the topic. The first generation went about the British and American countrysides like a band of newly reincarnated biblical apostles, healing people they met in miraculous ways. George Fox came across a man who had […]

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal: [email protected]​friendsjournal.​org


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Edward W. Wickersham

Wickersham—Edward W. Wickersham, 84, on April 15, 2017, at Foxdale Village in State College, Pa., Ted was born on April 26, 1932, in Kelton, Pa., to Gertrude Wetherald and Howard Wickersham. A birthright Quaker, Ted graduated from Westtown School in 1950. From Pennsylvania State University, he earned a bachelor’s in dairy science with a minor in physiology […]

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David A. Meirs II

Meirs—David A. Meirs II, 87, on March 27, 2017, in Cinnaminson, N.J., surrounded by love and family. David was born on April 30, 1929, in Columbus, N.J. After graduating from Rutgers University with honors and University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, he established Walnridge Equine Clinic in 1965. He served as president of the […]


Posted in: Conscience, Milestones
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AFSC’s Centennial: April full issue access

Members can download full PDF or read any article online. đź”’ Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world’s largest online library of Quaker information: […]


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Cultivating Peace in Troubled Times

Shan Cretin looka back at 100 years of Quaker action and witness.

Shan Cretin will be retiring as general secretary of American Friends Service Committee at the end of August 2017, a post she has held since September 2010. She is currently a member of Santa Monica (Calif.) Meeting and a sojourning member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.


Posted in: AFSC Centennial, Features
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After the Marathon Bombing

FJ Poetry: What shall we do with the stillness, do with the hate and the pity?

Lisa DeSiro lives in Cambridge, Mass.


Posted in: January 2017: Quakers in the Workplace, Poetry
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The Doubled Life of Dietrich Bonfoeffer

The Doubled Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Women, Sexuality, and Nazi Germany

By Diane Reynolds. Cascade Books, 2016. 449 pages. $53/paperback; $9.99/eBook. Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906–1945) was a German Lutheran pastor, theologian, and anti-Nazi activist. He believed that “the personal was always theological and that the theological was always personal.” His theological writings, encouraging a “religionless Christianity”—Christ-centered activism outside a church—were embraced by liberal denominations like Quakers and […]

Beth Taylor is a member of Westerly (R.I.) Meeting and the co-director of Brown University’s Nonfiction Writing Program.


Posted in: Crossing Cultures, October 2016 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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News June/July 2016

Demonstrations, conferences, appointments, and Quakers on U.S. money. đź”’ Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world’s largest online library of Quaker information: every Friends Journal […]

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Matthew David Hempel

Hempel—Matthew David Hempel, 42, suddenly, on February 14, 2016, in Marlton, N.J. Matt was born on April 3, 1973, in Crosswicks, N.J. He attended Moorestown Friends School and graduated from high school in 1992 in Duxbury, Mass., and from Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) with a bachelor’s degree in 1996. He earned a master’s in public […]


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