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Grounding Friends Presence on Capitol Hill

Creating a space where all people are welcome, heard, and respected.

Beth Henricks is a member of Western Yearly Meeting and Indianapolis First Friends Meeting (Ind.), where she also serves as director of Christian Education and Family Ministries. Beth is a long-serving member of FCNL’s governance and clerk of the capital campaign committee. Beth is a divinity student at Earlham School of Religion.


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Quakers Respond to Orlando Shooting (Updated)

Around the web and within Friends organizations and communities, Quakers are responding to the tragic news of a mass shooting that occurred early morning on Sunday, June 12, at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. Friends Journal sees its role as an amplifier of these Quaker voices. Please let us know of other statements […]


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Diane Randall presenting the 2015 Edward F. Snyder Peace Award for National Legislative Leadership to Senator Richard Durbin (IL). Photo courtesy of FCNL.

Why Friends Are Needed in Politics

We can avoid partisan rhetoric to speak and act on the truth we know.

Diane Randall serves as executive secretary of Friends Committee on National Legislation and worships with Friends across the country. She is a member of Hartford (Ct.) Meeting, sojourning with her husband, Roger Catlin, at Langley Hill Meeting in McLean, Va.


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The author (center) at FCNL's Quaker Public Policy Institute and Lobby Day in Washington, D.C., November 2015.

Political Change through the Power of Stories

A Friend finds new confidence in her voice as a citizen. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world’s largest online library of […]

Joey Hartmann-Dow is an artist and activist living in Philadelphia, Pa. She is an organizer with FCNL’s Advocacy Corps, bringing community members together to communicate with members of Congress about the urgent need for bipartisan climate action. Joey is a member of Lehigh Valley Meeting in Bethlehem, Pa. Follow her work for climate change at earth4president.tumblr.com.


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A Quaker Voice in Indiana

An interview with Grace Miller of Indiana Friends Committee on Legislation.

Grace Miller was born and raised in Indianapolis, Ind., (“Hoosier true through and through”) and grew up attending Irvington Meeting in Indianapolis. She believes that folks from Indiana are kind, loving, and warm people who are also serious and hard working. Grace was interviewed by Friends Journal associate editor Gail Whiffen Coyle.


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A Quaker Meme Project

What are the deep patterns that underpin contemporary Quaker culture? 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world’s largest online library of Quaker information: […]

Keith Helmuth is a founding board member of Quaker Institute for the Future, a member of the Commission on Justice and Peace of the Canadian Council of Churches, and a member of New Brunswick Meeting in Canada. He can be contacted at [email protected].


Posted in: Features, November 2015
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Quaker Works October 2015

A semiannual feature dedicated to connecting Friends Journal readers to the good works of Quaker organizations.

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Quaker Works May 2015

A semiannual feature dedicated to connecting Friends Journal readers to the good works of Quaker organizations.

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Books January 2014

Reviews, featuring titles from Mark Nepo, Lester Brown, Jill Suzanne Shook, Margery Post Abbott, and Reza Aslan.


Posted in: Books, January 2014
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Forum April 2013

Letters to FJ.


Posted in: April 2013, Forum
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