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

If there‚Äôs a Quaker brand, then ‚ÄúQuaker values‚ÄĚ is its most common pitch. What do we mean when we use [‚Ķ]

Martin Kelley is senior editor of¬†Friends Journal. Contact:¬†[email protected]

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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]

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First Day Stories

FJ Review: ‚ÄúFirst Day Stories is a perfect lesson starter for First‚Äźday schools and an important book to have in every Quaker [‚Ķ]

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‚Äźbelieving 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‚ÄĒTransgressing 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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Swarthmore Hall, in North West England, organizational center of the early Friends movement. Photo Martin Kelley.

ePublishers of Truth

The shared lessons of strengthening a movement among Friends.

Kathleen Wooten is a member of Fresh Pond Meeting in Cambridge, Mass. She travels extensively among Friends with a concern for how we connect both digitally and face-to-face. She also serves New England Yearly Meeting as events coordinator and social media manager. Kathleen shares her travels and learning at quakerkathleen.wordpress.com.

Posted in: June/July 2017: Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem, Online Features
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A Bike Like Sergio’s

By Maribeth Boelts, illustrated by Noah Z. Jones. Candlewick Press, 2016. 40 pages. $15.99/hardcover. Recommended for ages 5‚Äď8. This is [‚Ķ]

Dee Birch Cameron is a librarian in El Paso, Tex., whose work has appeared previously in Friends Journal.

Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, Quaker Summers, Young Friends Bookshelf
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Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story

By Nora Raleigh Baskin. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2016. 208 pages. $16.99/hardcover; $7.99/paperback (released May 16, 2017); $10.99/eBook. Recommended […]

Lucinda Hathaway is a member of Sarasota (Fla.) Meeting and author of Takashi’s Voyage: The Wreck of the Sindia and ’Round the World: Takashi Sails Home.

Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, Quaker Summers, Young Friends Bookshelf
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Viewpoint: Persuasive Letters to the Editor

Tips for getting your thoughts printed in your local paper.

Don Byrd lives in Bloomington, Ind.

Posted in: Quakers and Social Media, Viewpoint
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