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Becoming Curious: A Spiritual Practice of Asking Questions

By Casey Tygrett. IVP Books, 2017. 192 pages. $16/paperback; $15.99/eBook. Got faith? Then why question? Now there鈥檚 a question, and one that Quakers may be more at home responding to than would some others. We Friends riddle our Faith and Practice with questions, elevating them to a religious art form: the query. How does Truth […]

Rob Pierson is a member of Albuquerque (N.M.) Meeting and a graduate of the Master of Ministry program at the Earlham School of Religion. He enjoys parallel lives in Quakerism and engineering, two fields where questions are at the core of the discipline.


Posted in: February 2018, February 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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January Full Issue Access

FJ Members can download the full PDF of the January issue on Quaker Lifestyles or read any article online. 🔒 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 […]

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Final portrait of Shannon Zimmerman's father done by her older sister Erika Delzell Zimmerman. Courtesy of the author.

A Quaker’s Passing: My Father’s Way

The answers would only come from being present in the light. 🔒 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 […]

Shannon Zimmerman is a lifelong Quaker raised in Colorado. Specializing in conflict resolution, she is currently living in Brisbane, Australia, working on a PhD. Her hope is to someday find a way to bring peace into politics. She is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.).


Posted in: Features, The Art of Dying
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Althea Culcasure (right) greets visitors to the festival while portraying William Still, a key operative on the Underground Railroad in Philadelphia.

News, August 2017

Great Plains Yearly Meeting, Merion Friends, Minneapolis retirement. 🔒 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 […]


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AFSC’s Centennial: April full issue access

Members can download full PDF or read any article online. 🔒 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: […]


Posted in: 2017
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Sa'ed Atshan. Photo from Facebook.

News April 2017

News of Friends. Controversy over Palestinian speaker at Friends’ Central School; AFSC appoints new general secretary; Northwest Yearly Meeting splits; Cookeville (Tenn.) Meeting peace initiatives. 🔒 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 […]


Posted in: AFSC Centennial, News
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Let鈥檚 Grow Together: Interview with Rob J Wilson

Interviews with those new to Friends.

Trevor Johnson is the editorial fellow at Friends Journal through Quaker Voluntary Service鈥檚 second-year Alumni Fellows Program. Do you know someone we should interview? Reach us at [email protected]


Posted in: Let's Grow Together, May 2016: Gender and Sexuality
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Garden II, ink on paper, by artist and Zen Master Rebecca Nie. View more of her work at rebexart.com.

The Zen of Quakerism

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 ever published, going back to […]

Peter Taylor worked as a social worker and practiced Zen in Toronto, Canada. He now lives in New Jersey with his wife, Lily, and daughter, Abby, managing a family farm and wildlife preserve. He is a member of Westfield Meeting in Cinnaminson, N.J., and has published three books from his blog Zenmister.com.


Posted in: Faith and Practice, February 2016
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The Task of the Recording Clerk: Spiritual Exercise and Ministry

For me, the first step in all aspects of living, including recording the minutes of a meeting, is the personal practice of awareness of the Spirit. I can practice silence when I have to wait at a stoplight, or when I am walking down the hall to another meeting. It’s as simple as relaxing my […]

Sharon Hoover, a longtime member of Alfred (N.Y.) Meeting, currently attends Lewes (Del.) Worship Group. She has served as recording clerk for local, regional, and yearly meetings.


Posted in: Features
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