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The Advantage of History: An Interview with Timothy Snyder

Friends Journal interviews the author of the best-selling book on resisting the rise of American authoritarianism.

Timothy Snyder is the Richard C. Levin Professor of History at Yale University. He is the author of a number of works of European history, including Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin and Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning. He appears regularly in both Europe and the United States as a commentator on politics and history. With the recent publication of On Tyranny, he has been engaged in public work in American civics. His next book, The Origins of Unfreedom, will be published in April 2018.

Gabriel Ehri is executive director of聽Friends Journal.


Posted in: Conscience, Online Features
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Individual Spiritual Discernment: Receiving, Testing and Implementing Leadings from a Higher Power

By Jerry Knutson. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (number 443), 2017. 31 pages. $7/pamphlet. Pendle Hill pamphlets are by nature short, and this pamphlet neatly divides up an important topic into headings that touch on important questions that Quakers ask when we feel led. Is it from ourselves, or from God? Will it require us to do […]

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Quaker Faith, Quaker Practice, and Quaker Boards

The search for courage and integrity in the boardroom is complicated and ongoing. 🔒 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 (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world鈥檚 largest online […]

Jacob D. Stone is a longtime member of Doylestown (Pa.) Meeting, now living in Vermont. Over four decades he has served on, worked for, and consulted with many Friends boards and committees. Now retired, he continues to be interested in how our testimonies are implemented in our organizations.


Posted in: Features, September 2017
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A Community Formed for Faithfulness

We need to help each other grow in recognizing, discerning, and responding when the Spirit leads. 🔒 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 (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the […]

Marcelle Martin, a member of Swarthmore (Pa.) Meeting, is a writer, teacher, workshop leader, and author of Our Life Is Love: The Quaker Spiritual Journey. Her blog is at awholeheart.com.


Posted in: Features, September 2017
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We Need a YAF

We have a disconnect between faith and practice.

Mackenzie Morgan is a software engineer and a member of Adelphi (Md.) Meeting. She is currently serving as clerk of the meeting鈥檚 Communications Subcommittee, and is a member of Baltimore Yearly Meeting鈥檚 Advancement and Outreach Committee.


Posted in: Online Features, Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem
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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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Not from Here: A Memoir

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鈥檚 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
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Approved! A Story About Quaker Meeting for Business

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
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Among Friends: Casting the Light

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
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A Quaker Approach to Research, and Climate, Food, and Violence

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聽csgannapolis.org).


Posted in: Books, November 2016 Books, Quakers and Social Media
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