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Weathering the Windfall Winner Announced!

Congratulations to Friends at Barnegat (N.J.) Meeting for their winning submission in our Weathering the Windfall contest.


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Forum, March 2017

Letters from our readers. Discussions on peak experiences, picking business partners, beliefs and practices of Friends, teaching in non-Quaker schools, and the agendas of terrorists. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A聽year of聽Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox […]

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Move in Our Midst

Stumbling blocks and white supremacy cut us off from God and from each other.

Paul Ricketts is an avid reader, educator, and social activist; a member of Fort Wayne (Ind.) Meeting; and a member of the communication/outreach committee of Fellowship of Friends of African Descent. He has given over 35 years of volunteer service with American Friends Service Committee.


Posted in: Features, Race and Anti-Racism
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Stumbling Forward toward Racial Justice among Friends

Two Friends share their stories of growing up in a race-defined world and how they’ve been led to work for change.

Lucy Duncan serves American Friends Service Committee as director of Friends Relations and is a storyteller and member of Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. Noah White is an adjunct professor at Temple University in the College of Public Health. He loves a challenge and the thrill of competition. He also enjoys helping others attain their kinesthetic goals.

 


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God Loves Us All?

The still, small voice within tells us that any work or sacrifice without love is a waste of time.

Phil Lord is the clerk of the board of American Friends Service Committee and a founding member of the Fellowship of Friends of African Descent. He currently serves as the executive director of a service and advocacy organization that works on behalf of low-income tenants.


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Memorializing Friends of African Descent

A Friends meeting learns about an invisible racial history right in its own backyard.

More information about the Honoring Those Known Only to God project, including participant stories and advices about how Friends can begin this work in their local meeting or church, can be found at Friendsjournal.org/honoring-project.


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Assimilate or Go Home: Notes from a Failed Missionary on Rediscovering Faith

By D. L. Mayfield. HarperOne, 2016. 224 pages. $14.99/paperback; $9.99/eBook. 聽[Buy on Quakerbooks] I grew up an Evangelical Friend. Despite sitting through countless missionary presentations, I, unlike D. L. Mayfield, had no interest in becoming a missionary. In fact, when everyone else in the congregation was singing 鈥淚鈥檒l go where you want me to go, […]

Brent Bill is Friends General Conference鈥檚 associate secretary for communications, publications, and outreach. A member of West Newton (Ind.) Meeting, his newest book is Holy Silence: The Gift of Quaker Spirituality (Second Edition).


Posted in: Books, March 2017 Books, Race and Anti-Racism
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Patricia Grady Loring

Loring鈥擯atricia Grady Loring, 80, on August 21, 2016, in Greensboro, N.C. Pat (original surname Grady) was born on July 26, 1936, in Rochester, N.Y., to Bernice Dammart and Stanley Grady. She grew up in Greensburg, Pa., and graduated from St. John鈥檚 College in Annapolis, Md., moving to Hartford, Conn., and joining West Hartford Meeting after […]

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Respect Is the Heartbeat of Standing Rock

Quaker Earthcare Witness visits the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camps.

Shelley Tanenbaum is the general secretary of Quaker Earthcare Witness, on the board of Quaker Institute for the Future, and a member of Strawberry Creek Meeting in Berkeley, Calif.


Posted in: February 2017, The FJ Blog
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Mystical Experience, the Bedrock of Quaker Faith

We are not passive, empty vessels hoping to be filled; we have to move toward God.

Robert Atchley is a member of Boulder (Colo.) Meeting. He is author of Spirituality and Aging, which won the Innovative Publication Award from the Gerontological Society of America in 2010. This article is based on a program hour presented to Boulder Meeting in November 2015.


Posted in: Features, February 2017
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