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Simple Living Beyond the Thrift Store

Finding a balance between personal and political strategies for simple living.

Philip Harnden is a member of Syracuse (N.Y.) Meeting. He has served on the board of Right Sharing of World Resources and as American Friends Service Committee鈥檚 liaison with the Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne. He wrote the Pendle Hill pamphlet Letting That Go, Keeping This: The Spiritual Pilgrimage of Fritz Eichenberg.


Posted in: Features, Quaker Lifestyles
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Let鈥檚 Grow Together

An interview with Marjorie Herbert

This interview was conducted by associate editor Gail Whiffen. Our Let鈥檚 Grow Together series profiles those who are newer to Friends. Do you know someone we should interview? Reach us at [email protected]


Posted in: Conflict and Controversy, Let's Grow Together
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News, December 2017

News of Friends: What Canst Thou Say? Colloquium; Quaker leaders part of church delegation to the Middle East; appointment at Ramallah Friends School.

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Dreams and Nightmares

FJ Review: ” The聽guide leads students into deeper reflection on Liliana鈥檚 story while encouraging them to explore聽their own families, conducting oral histories with elder members who were immigrants themselves or聽who recall immigrant stories of ancestors.”

Ken Jacobsen grew up in Venezuela and has an ongoing concern for north鈥搒outh dialogue among Friends in the Americas. He currently lives in Wisconsin and is an adjunct professor at Chicago Theological Seminary.


Posted in: Conflict and Controversy, December 2017 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews
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The Transformation of a Small Quaker Library

Bringing a new sense of purpose to an underused meeting library. 🔒 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 library of […]

Ruth McNeill is a member of Corvallis (Ore.) Meeting. She is a retired preschool and elementary school teacher, an amateur weaver, and an amateur writer.


Posted in: Features, Quaker Libraries
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From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

By Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor. Haymarket Books, 2016. 288 pages. $17.95/paperback; $17.99/eBook. From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor places the Black Lives Matter movement into a historical framework and explores the most immediate catalysts for the movement. This book is not a quick or easy read; rather it is a thoughtful and thorough engagement with […]

Lauren Brownlee is a member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting and serves on Baltimore Yearly Meeting鈥檚 Growing Diverse Leadership and Peace and Social Concerns committees.


Posted in: November 2017 Books, Quaker Libraries
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Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation

Edited by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman. HarperCollins, 2017. 434 pages. $16.99/paperback; $9.99/eBook. This is a book I came to with an open (or should I say blank) mind. As a nonobservant Jew mystified by鈥攂ut not well-versed in鈥攖he intractable rhetoric and endless turmoil of the Middle East, I wondered if it wasn鈥檛 time for me […]

Catherine Wald is a poet, author, and teacher who attends Sing Sing Worship Group at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, N.Y.


Posted in: November 2017 Books, Quaker Libraries
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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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The Value of Seminary

Lives of Friends: “But why go to seminary?” 🔒 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 library of Quaker聽information: every聽Friends Journal […]

Ashley M. Wilcox is a recorded minister and pastor of Church of Mary Magdalene. She is a member of Freedom Friends Church and a sojourning member of Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting. Her writing has been published in Friends Journal, Western Friend, and various Quaker anthologies, as well as on her website, ashleymwilcox.com.


Posted in: June/July 2017: Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem, Lives of Friends
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