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Writing Opp: Pastoral Friends (due 5/11/2020)

There are many ways one can categorize different types of Friends. You could parse them out by theology, architecture, history, […]

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.

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Thou Shalt Wear Comfy Shoes

Do our attitudes toward formal dress push people out the door?

Suzanne W. Cole Sullivan is a convinced Friend who lives and worships in Georgia (mostly), but they can often be spotted at meetings around the country during weekend adventures. Suzanne carries a concern for hospitality and a culture of welcoming. Suzanne is often heard before they are seen.

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A Word from the Lost: Remarks on James Nayler’s Love to the Lost and a Hand Held Forth to the Helpless to Lead Out of the Dark

By David Lewis. Inner Light Books, 2019. 276 pages. $35/hardcover; $25/paperback; $12.50/eBook.

Brian Drayton worships with Souhegan Meeting in Wilton, N.H., allowed by Weare (N.H.) Meeting.

Posted in: March 2020 Book Reviews, Quaker Book Reviews, Unnamed Quaker Creeds
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The Cass Corridor neighborhoods on the west end of Midtown Detroit, Michigan, 1990s. Photos © Michael Brozovic, Detroit, Mich.

The Liturgy of Me

The rhythms of a life stuck in a daily cycle of brokenness and violence.

r. scot miller attends Red Cedar Meeting in Lansing, Mich., with his spouse, Jenn, and their family. He holds graduate degrees from Earlham School of Religion (MA and MDiv) and Grand Valley State University (MSW). He is currently a PhD student at Chicago Theological Seminary.

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Student Writing Opp: Creating Change (due 2/17/2020)

What change do you want to see happen in your community?

Gail Whiffen is associate editor of Friends Journal. Contact: [email protected]

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The Kyrie family at Maquoketa Caves State Park, Iowa. Photos courtesy of the author.

Growing Up Quaker

Quaker camps, international peace work, and climates strikes makes up the life of a young Friend.

Finn Kyrie lives with her family in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin, where she is homeschooled. She attends Madison (Wis.) Meeting.

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The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope for, and Believe

By Richard Rohr. Convergent Books, 2019. 272 pages. $26/hardcover; $12.99/eBook.

Ken Jacobsen and his wife, Katharine, until her death in 2017, served as teachers and co-directors in Quaker communities such as Olney Friends School and Pendle Hill. Ken has taught theology and healing at Chicago Theological Seminary and has led retreats on Jesus’s teachings at Friends Center in Barnesville, Ohio. He keeps his home in Wisconsin as a poustinia, a retreat house for spiritual travelers.

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Original Vihiga Friends Church Meetinghouse, built in 1905 and possibly the first of its kind in Kenya. The descendants of the Rees family hope to raise funds to renovate it for use as a museum. Photo by Brian Young.

The Place of God’s Own Choosing

The founding of the mission in Kaimosi, Kenya.

Eden Grace is a member of New England Yearly Meeting and has served since 2013 as director of global ministries for Friends United Meeting (FUM). She spent nine years as a field officer for FUM at the Africa Ministries Office in Kisumu, Kenya. Eden describes her ministry as decolonizing Quaker mission. This article was adapted from the 2019 Michener Lecture of Southeastern Yearly Meeting, and reprinted with permission.

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How Quakerism Began

First Season’s Featured Video

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Six Seasons of QuakerSpeak

Our pick of noteworthy videos from each season.

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