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Writing Opp: Quakers and Healing

Our April 2018 issue will look at Quakers healing. I鈥檝e 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聽Friends Journal:聽[email protected]


Posted in: From the Editor's Desk
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Edward W. Wickersham

Wickersham鈥擡dward 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,聽Ted graduated from Westtown School in 1950.聽From Pennsylvania State University, he earned a bachelor鈥檚 in dairy science with a minor in physiology […]

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David A. Meirs II

Meirs鈥擠avid 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. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A聽year of聽Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world鈥檚 largest online library of Quaker聽information: […]


Posted in: 2017
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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: Poetry, Quakers in the Workplace
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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鈥1945) was a German Lutheran pastor, theologian, and anti-Nazi activist. He believed that 鈥渢he personal was always theological and that the theological was always personal.鈥 His theological writings, encouraging a 鈥渞eligionless Christianity鈥濃擟hrist-centered activism outside a church鈥攚ere embraced by liberal denominations like Quakers and […]

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


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

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


Posted in: Almost Quaker, News
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Matthew David Hempel

Hempel鈥擬atthew 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鈥檚 degree in 1996. He earned a master鈥檚 in public […]


Posted in: Milestones
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News, April 2016

News from the world of Friends.

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