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This is my first year at Westtown School. I am a proud Christian who goes to church and worships God. At my church we sing, dance, cry, and mostly make noise! I am comfortable in this environment because in my culture, we recognize that God deserves all the praise. This is a strong aspect of […]
Jadyn Williams, Grade 9, Westtown School
Posted in: Student Voice Project 2018, Student Voices Project, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
By John McCutcheon, illustrated by Kristy Caldwell. Peachtree Publishers, 2017. 32 pages (plus audio CD). $19.95/hardcover and CD; $6.95/CD only. Recommended for ages 7–10. First, I have a confession: there is no way I could review this book without a certain amount of bias. I have been a huge fan of John McCutcheon’s music for many […]
Dave Austin is a member of Haddonfield (N.J.) Meeting. He is currently at work on a young adult novel about the holocaust in France.
Posted in: May 2018 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
Relearning how to tell and to listen to stories.
Astuti Bijlefeld finds that her roles of mother, grandmother, chaplain, and gardener complement and shape each other. She is a member of Central Finger Lakes Meeting in Geneva, N.Y.
Posted in: Features, Healing
The upcoming U.S. Congressional mid-term elections already have at least seven Quaker candidates for office. How does their Quaker faith inform these candidates’ desires to run for Congress? What advice would they have for other Quakers wanting to run for office in the future?
By David P. Leong, IVP Books, 2017. 208 pages. $16/paperback; $15.99/eBook. I couldn’t put down David Leong’s guide because it is so full of hope that Jesus Christ’s sacrifice can redeem the most oppressed people in the most neglected places. He channels the Martin Luther King Jr. of Where Do we Go From Here: Chaos […]
Carl Blumenthal is a member of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Meeting.
Posted in: January 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Quaker Lifestyles
By Drew G. I. Hart. Herald Press, 2016. 157 pages. $29.99/hardcover; $16.99/paperback; $12.99/eBook. A few months ago, I walked to the Festival Center in Washington, D.C., to hear a talk by a young Anabaptist theologian and blogger named Drew Hart. His topic was resisting racism, and his message was delivered with deep wisdom, passion, anger, […]
Have we forgotten the reasons for our practices?
Donne Hayden is a member of Cincinnati (Ohio) Meeting. In 2012, she attended the Friends World Committee for Consultation World Gathering of Friends in Kenya, where she saw the Spirit move in singing and dancing Friends.
Posted in: Conflict and Controversy, Features
An interview with Marjorie Herbert
This interview was conducted by associate editor Gail Whiffen. Our Let’s Grow Together series profiles those who are newer to Friends. Do you know someone we should interview? Reach us at [email protected]friendsjournal.org.
Posted in: Conflict and Controversy, Let's Grow Together
News of Friends: What Canst Thou Say? Colloquium; Quaker leaders part of church delegation to the Middle East; appointment at Ramallah Friends School.
Art That Works by Joey Hartmann-Dow
No Such Thing as Silence by Kevin Holm-Hudson
Writing and Marketing Crime Fiction by Edith Maxwell
The Dance Studio is My Other Meetinghouse by Arthur Fink
Art Exhibition as a New Ministry by Jiae Paik
Blessed Are the Artists by Maggie Nelson
A Reluctant Minister by Peterson Toscano