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Writing Opp: Meetings and Money (due 7/20)

How do we spend money on ourselves? What is the role of money in our meetings? How do we decide […]

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.


Posted in: From the Editor's Desk
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Balancing Acts

Healing is a verb: a slowing, flowing movement toward balance.

Ruthe Schoder-Ehri, a member of Homer (Alaska) Meeting, resides in the high desert of southeastern Arizona, close to Mexico. She is an artist, a homeopath with concern for individual and global health, a joyful grandmother, and an active volunteer for treesisters​.org.


Posted in: Features, Healing
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Preparing for Intimacy with God

Faith and Practice: Leaving worship in a state of discontent. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ […]

Elliott Robertson is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting. He is a writer, poet, and workshop leader. His article “Grateful for the Light of Christ” was published by Daily Word in August 2016.


Posted in: AFSC Centennial, Faith and Practice
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Ohio Yearly Meeting Gathering and Quaker Spring

A Philadelphia Friend finds spiritual renewal in fellowship with Conservative Quakers.

John Andrew Gallery is a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., part of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. He is the author of Living in the Kingdom of God. For more information go to johnandrewgallery​.com. Susan Smith is a member of Rockingham Meeting near Harrisonburg, Va., part of Ohio Yearly Meeting.


Posted in: Features, February 2017
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This Little Light of Mine

FJ Poetry: “When I was five I ran smack into a gravestone…”

Kathryn Ailes lives in Swarthmore, Pa.


Posted in: October 2015: Faithful Living, Poetry
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Shabbat and First Day

A Quaker Jewish path along walls and borders, both physical and spiritual.

Deborah Mayaan attends Pima Meeting in Tucson, Ariz., where she is an energy work and flower essence practitioner. Her articles and essays have appeared in Spirituality & Health magazine, Arizona Daily StarArizona Jewish Post, Tucson LifestyleTucson Weekly, and other publications. Her website is deborahmayaan​.com.


Posted in: Features, Friends and Other Faiths: Friends and Other Faiths
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Allow Me to Introduce You, Witches and Friends

Navigating points of tension to find core values in common.

Meagan Fischer is called to use the social permaculture principle of cultivating edge by encouraging people who don’t usually interact to learn from each other. By doing so, she hopes they can build on each other’s strengths and find creative solutions to the world’s crises. She attends Chico Meeting in northern California.


Posted in: Features, Friends and Other Faiths: Friends and Other Faiths
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