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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
By Allan G. Johnson. Temple University Press, 2015. 171 pages. $24.50/hardcover or eBook. When Allan Johnson asked his dying father where he wanted his ashes buried, his father replied that it made no difference to him. This interchange began an unexpected journey for Johnson into discovering a sense of place on our little planet. His […]
Ruah Swennerfelt is a member of Burlington (Vt.) Meeting. She currently serves as clerk of New England Yearly Meeting’s Earthcare Ministry Committee and is the author of Rising to the Challenge: The Transition Movement and People of Faith.
Posted in: January 2017 Books, Quakers in the Workplace
By Nancy L. Haines, illustrated by Anne E. G. Nydam. Pleasant Green Books, 2016. 24 pages. $12/paperback. Recommended for ages 8 and up. This book is a resource for teaching children how Quakers conduct business. It was written with the support of Wellesley (Mass.) Meeting and financed with a grant from the same group. The […]
Eileen Redden is the assistant book review editor of Friends Journal and worships with the Lewes (Del.) Worship Group.
Posted in: Books, December 2016: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Giving and Philanthropy
Our introduction to our issue on Quakers and Social Media.
Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal. [email protected]
Posted in: Among Friends, Quakers and Social Media
A Quaker Approach to Research: Collaborative Practice and Communal Discernment By Gray Cox, with Charles Blanchard, Geoff Garver, Keith Helmuth, Leonard Joy, Judy Lumb, and Sara Wolcott. Quaker Institute for the Future Focus Book 7, 2014. 74 pages. $12/paperback; free PDF available at quakerinstitute.org. Climate, Food, and Violence: Understanding the Connections, Exploring Responses By Judy […]
Philip Favero is a former agricultural economist at Michigan State and South Dakota State Universities and at the University of Maryland. In 2014 he cofounded the Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis, which stems from Annapolis (Md.) Meeting and is dedicated to advocacy and education about climate change (see csgannapolis.org).
Posted in: Books, November 2016 Books, Quakers and Social Media
By Adam S. McHugh. IVP Books, 2015. $16/paperback; $15.99/eBook. For McHugh the act of listening, in its broadest sense of full awareness, lies at the heart of our spirituality, justifying his boldly inclusive title. He claims, in fact, that “listening is foundational to what it means to be human.” The fact that his viewpoint is […]
William Shetter is a member of Bloomington (Ind.) Meeting, and an occasional contributor to the quarterly publication What Canst Thou Say?, focusing on mystical experience and contemplative practice.
Posted in: Books, Crossing Cultures, October 2016 Books
Faith and practice. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world’s largest online library of Quaker information: every Friends Journal ever published, going back to […]
Margery Abbott is a released Friend under the care of Multnomah Meeting in Portland, Ore. She is the author of numerous books and articles and is currently working on a book tentatively titled Walk Humbly, Serve Boldly.
Posted in: Faith and Practice, September 2016
Changing Friends school policies and learning from the leadership of children. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world’s largest online library of […]
Jen Cort is a member and trustee at Sandy Spring (Md.) Meeting and a consultant for Quaker organizations and schools including Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Young Friends programs, Friends Council on Education, Friends Meeting School, Greene Street Friends, Sandy Spring Friends, Sidwell Friends, and William Penn Charter.
Posted in: Features, Gender and Sexuality
By Keith Helmuth. Chapel Street Editions, 2015. 243 pages. $20/paperback. In the first chapter of Tracking Down Ecological Guidance, Keith Helmuth describes his experience of flying six miles above the Amazon on a moonlit night, and how what he saw—both the beauty and the destruction—has been forever imprinted in his mind and heart. This book […]
Pamela Haines is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.
Posted in: Books, February 2016, February 2016 Books
Creating safe spaces for veterans to confront the effects of moral injury.
Kristen Richardson is a member of Chatham-Summit Meeting in New York and Friends General Conference’s Quaker Quest travel team. A former international aid worker, she continues to seek opportunities to put her program, strategic, and spiritual skills into the service of those who need them most through a ministry of management.
Posted in: Features, The Effects of War
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Move in Our Midst by Paul Ricketts
Welcoming the Strong Black Woman by Valerie Brown
Stumbling Forward Toward Racial Justice Among Friends by Lucy Duncan and Noah White
Memorializing Friends of African Descent, by Liz Oppenheimer with George Schaefer
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