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Candlelight vigil in Madison, Wis., for victims of Charleston church shooting. (via Flickr: Light Brigading)

Finding Fellowship After the Charleston Church Massacre

A Quaker is led to act in solidarity with the black community after the Charleston church shooting.

T. Hamboyan Harrison is a white-presenting member of Third Haven Meeting in Easton, Md., who blogs at lightandlotus.wordpress.com. She is passionate about human rights, living up to our Quaker testimonies, and cats.

Posted in: Online Features, September 2015: Reproduction and Family Planning
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Rand Reeves (photo by Gail Folda).

Organizing with the Spirit

A tragedy among Nebraska Friends provides a model for faith‐based activism that supports community.

Lucy Duncan is director of Friends relations at American Friends Service Committee. She has been a storyteller for 20 years and has worked with Quaker meetings on telling stories for racial justice and of spiritual experience. She attends Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., and lives with her son and partner in a Quaker cemetery. To learn more about the Quaker social change ministry model described in this article, go to afsc.org/friends/resources.

A version of this article first appeared on American Friends Service Committee’s Acting in Faith blog.

Posted in: Features, June/July 2015: Activists vs Mystics vs Pragmatists
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Peace bridge between Canada and the United States at the east end of Lake Erie.

Vigils and Demonstrating

The demonstrator can influence only through contagion.

Richard D. Hathaway, a member of Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) Meeting, is professor emeritus of English at SUNY New Paltz. His publications include Sylvester Judd's New England (1981) and Reflections from Silence (2011), published by Quaker Books of Britain Yearly Meeting.  He was chairperson of the legislative committee of the Poor People's Campaign.

Posted in: Features, June/July 2015: Activists vs Mystics vs Pragmatists
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First‐Day Services

FJ Poetry: “My grandfather put on his Sunday‐go‐to‐Meeting clothes…”

Mary K. Stillwell lives in Lincoln, Neb.

Posted in: Friends and Other Faiths: Friends and Other Faiths, Poetry
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Last Stop on Market Street

By Matt De La Peña, illustrated by Christian Robinson. G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, 2015. 32 pages. $16.99/hardcover; […]

Eileen Redden is the assistant book review editor of Friends Journal.

Posted in: Friends and Other Faiths: Friends and Other Faiths, May 2015 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Human Trafficking: We Cannot Keep Silent

A sober look at the modern day slavery that fuels our consumerism. Includes author video chat.

Jack Ciancio, is a member of Ararat (N.C.) Meeting, clerk of the Peace and Social Issues Committee of the North Carolina Yearly Meeting (FUM), Friends Committee on National Legislation General Committee member, president of Solutions4Peace Ministries (Solutions4peace.com), and a hospice volunteer and bereavement counselor.

Posted in: Features, March 2015
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Forum January 2014

Viewpoint The Peace Testimony and the Enduring Light of Christ When George Fox was sent to turn people from darkness […]

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A Nightshift Education

Learning the value of an honest job. “I had fancied myself a class‐conscious progressive. It shouldn’t have startled me to […]

Martin Kelley is editor of Friends Journal and a member of Atlantic City Area (N.J.) Meeting. He blogs at www.quakerranter.org.

Posted in: Features, January 2013: Privilege
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Process: the Good, the Poor, & Schisms

It is my experience that good Quaker process helps us unite in finding God’s path forward and in building community, […]

Mathilda Navias serves as recording clerk and web master for Broadmead Meeting in northwest Ohio. She serves Lake Erie Yearly Meeting as Database Manager as well as being a member of the Nominating Committee, Spiritual Formation Planning Committee, and an ad hoc committee to revise the yearly meeting's manual of Policies & Procedures. She is clerk of the Accessible Literature Working Group, a member of the Growing Subcommittee (formerly Advancement & Outreach), and a member of Central Committee for Friends General Conference. She is also employed part-time as Yearly Meeting Worker for Lake Erie Yearly Meeting, helping with the web site, communications, and special projects. Mathilda has served as co-clerk of a monthly meeting and on numerous monthly and yearly meeting committees.

Posted in: June/July 2012: Faith, Practice, and Community, The Quaker Process Blog
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Those Other Branch Quakers

Those Other Branch Quakers

“Be careful of those ‘other branch’ Quakers.” These words were spoken to me at a recent Wednesday evening Bible study by […]

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