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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.


Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, Features
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Renegade: Martin Luther, the Graphic Biography

By Dacia Palmerino, illustrated by Andrea Grosso Ciponte, translated by Michael G. Parker. Plough Publishing House, 2017. 160 pages. $19.95/paperback; […]

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


Posted in: April 2018 Books, Healing, Quaker Book Reviews
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Writing Opp: Going Viral with Quakerism (due 5/14)

What’s the Quaker message for today? How do we communicate it and how do we share it? What are some […]

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.


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Writing Opp: Creativity and the Arts (Due 3/5)

Early Friends were famously skeptical of art; modern Friends pretty much fully embrace it. Why the abrupt turnaround? What reasons […]

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


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Writing Opp: What Are Quaker Values Anyway? (Due 2/5)

If there’s a Quaker brand, then “Quaker values” is its most common pitch. What do we mean when we use […]

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


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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 […]

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


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First Day Stories

FJ Review: “First Day Stories is a perfect lesson starter for First-day schools and an important book to have in every Quaker […]

Emilie Gay is a member of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Meeting.


Posted in: Conflict and Controversy, December 2017 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews
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A Leisurely Introduction to How a Bible-believing Christian Can Accept Gay Marriage in the Church

By Becky Ankeny. Meetinghouse, 2017. 42 pages. $3/pamphlet; free eBook. Evangelical Friends in Northwest Yearly Meeting have for some time […]

Mitchell Santine Gould is the leading authority on Walt Whitman’s Quakerism, and runs the website leavesofgrass​.org. His analysis of transcendentalism as the secularization of Quakerism has appeared in Quaker History and in Quaker Theology. He is an attender at Multnomah Meeting in Portland, Ore.


Posted in: Conscience, October 2017 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Transfigurations—Transgressing Gender in the Bible

Written and performed by Peterson Toscano; directed by Samuel Neff. Barclay Press, 2017. 103 minutes. $20/DVD; $14.99/download; $2.99/online rental. I […]

Kody Gabriel Hersh is a queer, trans, young adult, Christian, Quaker, youth worker, writer, and activist. They are a member of Miami (Fla.) Meeting (Southeastern Yearly Meeting), currently living in Philadelphia, Pa.


Posted in: Conscience, October 2017 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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You Will Not Have My Hate

By Antoine Leiris, translated by Sam Taylor. Penguin Press, 2016. 144 pages. $23/hardcover; $15/paperback; $11.99/eBook. Antoine Leiris began writing You […]

Lauren Brownlee is a member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting and the DC Peace Team. She also serves on Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Peace and Social Concerns Committee.


Posted in: August 2017 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, The Art of Dying
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