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The Dance Studio Is My Other Meetinghouse

When photography becomes worship.

Arthur Fink is a photographer of dance and other subjects; a sought-after speaker; a consultant helping organizations with mission, focus, communication, and conflict; a mentor to many; and co-recording clerk of Portland (Maine) Meeting. His most recent show was of photographs taken at Auschwitz and Birkenau.


Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, Features
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Blessed Are the Artists

An intergenerational gathering of artists.

Maggie Nelson is a visual artist, youth worker, and attender of Portland (Maine) Meeting. She currently works as the interim Young Friends Coördinator for New England Yearly Meeting and was a long-time staff member at Friends Camp. She is called to work at the intersection of art and faith.


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A Seeker’s Theology: Christianity Reinterpreted as Mysticism

By John G. Macort. Self-published, 2016. 231 pages. $9.50/paperback. John Macort, formerly an Episcopalian priest but long acquainted with Friends and recently a member, shares with the reader some elements of his spiritual autobiography. The present volume represents a compilation of lectures delivered over the course of several years, and perhaps is best appreciated not […]

Brian Drayton worships with the new Souhegan Meeting, allowed by Weare (N.H.) Meeting.


Posted in: April 2018 Books, Healing, Quaker Book Reviews
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Renegade: Martin Luther, the Graphic Biography

By Dacia Palmerino, illustrated by Andrea Grosso Ciponte, translated by Michael G. Parker. Plough Publishing House, 2017. 160 pages. $19.95/paperback; $9.99/eBook. Renegade is one of the numerous biographies of Martin Luther published to coincide with the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. It stands out in that crowded company because it is a graphic novel. […]

Isaac Barnes May is a member of Charlottesville (Va.) Meeting. He is a doctoral candidate in religious studies at the University of Virginia.


Posted in: April 2018 Books, Healing, Quaker Book Reviews
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2018 Quakers in Politics Web Panel

The upcoming U.S. Congressional mid-term elections already have at least seven Quaker candidates for office. How does their Quaker faith inform these candidates’ desires to run for Congress? What advice would they have for other Quakers wanting to run for office in the future?


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Writing Opp: Creativity and the Arts (Due 3/5)

Early Friends were famously skeptical of art; modern Friends pretty much fully embrace it. Why the abrupt turnaround? What reasons might there have been for early strictures? And what cautions from early Friends might they still hold for us today? Is all art the same or is there such a thing as Quaker art? Are […]

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal[email protected]​friendsjournal.​org


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Prophetic Witness, Pragmatic Action

What does it mean to be prophetic in a time of political division?

Diane Randall is the executive secretary of the Friends Committee on National Legislation. A lifelong advocate for peace and social justice, Diane is a fierce proponent for citizen engagement that advances policies and practices to create a better society for all.


Posted in: Features, February 2018
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Being Quaker…Where you are: A Journey Among Isolated Friends in the Northwest

By Sakre Kennington Edson. Western Friend, 2017. 244 pages. $20/paperback; $9/eBook. In the middle of an overly full week, I promised to read this book for Friends Journal. The rash promise turned out to yield an unexpected gift, and I encourage you to open this book for yourself and pass it around your meeting. Sakre […]

Brian Drayton worships with the new Souhegan Friends Meeting in Wilton, N.H., allowed by Weare Meeting in Henniker, N.H.


Posted in: February 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, September 2017
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Forum, January 2018

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Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism

By Drew G. I. Hart. Herald Press, 2016. 157 pages. $29.99/hardcover; $16.99/paperback; $12.99/eBook. A few months ago, I walked to the Festival Center in Washington, D.C., to hear a talk by a young Anabaptist theologian and blogger named Drew Hart. His topic was resisting racism, and his message was delivered with deep wisdom, passion, anger, […]

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