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Pacific Yearly Meeting joins Friends General Conference

In October, Pacific Yearly Meeting’s request to join Friends General Conference (FGC) was accepted by the FGC Executive Committee. “We […]

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Writing Opp: The State of Quaker Institutions (due 1/13/2020)

Quaker institutions: What’s working and what isn’t and which beloved institutions do we need to make sure we keep alive? […]

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

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Top Ten Quaker Bestsellers 2019

From the 2019 FGC Gathering at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa.

Source: QuakerBooks of FGC

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Quaker Works April 2019

This semiannual feature highlights the recent works of Quaker organizations in eight categories.

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IAR Task Force members at their August 2018 meeting at Red Cedar Meeting in East Lansing, Mich. Justin Connor (top row center); Sharon Lane-Getaz (lower right).

An Interview with the Co‐clerks of Institutional Assessment on Racism Task Force

Looking at Friends General Conference’s work of racial self‐examination.

Sharon Lane-Getaz attends Cannon Valley Meeting in Northfield, Minn., where she teaches at a local college; she and her wife are newly "empty nesting" as their daughter has started college. Justin Connor is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.); he is an attorney living in Washington with his family. Sharon and Justin are the co-clerks of FGC's Institutional Assessment on Racism Task Force. The interview was conducted by Friends Journal senior editor Martin Kelley.

Posted in: Features, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
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A Gathering of Spirits: The Friends General Conferences 1896–1950

By Douglas Gwyn. QuakerPress of FGC, 2018. 316 pages. $20/paperback. Doug Gwyn is the ideal writer to tackle this project. […]

Gwen Gosney Erickson is the Friends Historical Collection librarian and archivist at Guilford College and a member of Friendship Meeting in Greensboro, N.C.

Posted in: Books That Have Changed Us, November 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Diane P. Butler

Butler—Diane P. Butler, 63, on August 2, 2017, at home in Ithaca, N.Y. Diane was born on June 4, 1954, […]

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Top Ten Quaker Bestsellers 2018

Popular books at the 2018 FGC Gathering

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What People Really Want from Church and Quaker Meeting

Looking at successful church growth models for ideas to grow our fellowship.

Donald W. McCormick, [email protected], is a member of Grass Valley Meeting in Nevada City, Calif. He is director of education for Unified Mindfulness, a company that trains mindfulness teachers. The senior editor of Friends Journal described his February article, “Can Quakerism Survive?,” as “the most talked about article in recent history.”

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Can Quakerism Survive?

Why is there no vision of the future of Quakerism?

Donald W. McCormick was a professor for 30 years. He taught leadership and organizational change. Currently he is the director of education for Unified Mindfulness, a mindfulness teacher training organization. He is a member of Grass Valley Meeting in Nevada City, Calif. Contact: [email protected].

Posted in: Features, February 2018
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