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Torture and Impunity

Will government‐sponsored torture remain a shocking anomaly in U.S. public life? Or will it become an accepted precedent, one of […]

Chuck Fager is director of Quaker House, a Friends peace witness in Fayetteville, N.C. He is a member of State College (Pa.) Meeting and attends Fayetteville Meeting.

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On Abuse and Healing

One of the joys of my work with Friends Journal is the opportunity to travel among Friends. Two summers ago, […]

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The Echoing of Abuse

“Mom, Suzy’s in trouble. She’s at my house.” Our older daughter’s voice sounded calm over the telephone. “RJ beat her […]

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Violence and Light

Halloween Night, 2007: Detroit It is Halloween, and we are at the Detroit Zoo. I am walking past brightly painted […]

Lisa Sinnett lives and works in Detroit, Mich., and has been attending Detroit and Ann Arbor meetings regularly since 1992. Her last submission to Friends Journal, a poem titled "Driving to El Salvador with Hector and Domingo," published in April 2006, earned an Award of Excellence (first place) from the Associated Church Press. She thanks Helen Horn (Athens, Ohio, Meeting) and Claire Crabtree for their support and care of her writer's voice.

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Be Still and Cool: Quakerism and the Passionate Life

Summer solstice. Miles above the Arctic Circle, on the calm Norwegian Sea, I leaned over the ship’s rail. Sunlight flared […]

Heidi Hart is a member of Salt Lake Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the author of Grace Notes: The Waking of a Woman's Voice.

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Naming Our Own Radical Faith

In the Gospel of Matthew, in the record of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus teaches his disciples, saying, “Blessed […]

Emma M. Churchman is a sojourning member at Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Pa.) and a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.). She was artist in residence at Pendle Hill Quaker center in Wallingford, Pa.

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A Testimony on the Effects of Combat from a United States Army Officer

I cannot tell you much about the Peace Testimony of Friends; I have only read about it in books. I […]

Captain D.R. Gosling, United States Army, Infantry, 10th Mountain Division, was raised in Sewanee, Tenn. He received his BA from University of Colorado at Boulder in 2004. He is a graduate of U.S. Army Ranger School, Airborne School, and Air Assault School, and spent 15 months in Sadr Al Yusifiyah, Iraq, approximately six miles southwest of Baghdad in the so-called "Triangle of Death." He has been a sporadic attender of West Hartford (Conn.) Meeting for the past two years when he has been able to get there. He will be attending Earlham School of Religion in the fall 2008. He plans to pursue a career in either prison ministry or religious writing.

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See No Evil

Before I tell you that I don’t see anything to be gained using the word “evil” to describe any part […]

Donna Glee Williams was formerly active in New Orleans (La.) Meeting and now lives in Balsam, N.C. She leads residential learning adventures for public school teachers and addresses topics related to stress in contemporary life. A recent publication of hers is "Teaching in the Resistance," in Horizon, the newsletter of the Association for Experiential Education.

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