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First Day Stories

FJ Review: “First聽Day Stories is a perfect lesson starter for First-day schools and an important book to have in聽every Quaker home with young children.”

Emilie Gay is a member of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Meeting.


Posted in: Books, Conflict and Controversy, December 2017 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf
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Escaping the Dusty Bookcase

Queries for Friends to consider as they discern how to maintain a meeting library.

Gwen Gosney Erickson is the Friends Historical Collection Librarian and College Archivist at Guilford College where she is a member of Hege Library鈥檚 leadership team. She is a member of Friendship Meeting and currently serves as clerk of North Carolina Yearly Meeting (Conservative). She lives in Greensboro, N.C.


Posted in: Online Features, Quaker Libraries
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Let鈥檚 Be Salt

Learning, teaching, and practicing the extraordinary power of nonviolence.

A former peace studies teacher at Pendle Hill center in Wallingford, Pa., Daniel O. Snyder is now a pastoral counselor in Black Mountain, N.C. He is the author of the Pendle Hill pamphlet Quaker Witness as Sacrament. He is a member of Swannanoa Valley Meeting in Black Mountain.


Posted in: Conscience, Features
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The author (left) in AFSC's New York Metro Regional Office, with Jerald Ciekot and J. Collett. Photo courtesy of AFSC Archives.

An AFSC Defense of the Rights of Conscience

The Case of the United States of America vs. Daniel A. Seeger

Daniel A. Seeger is a member of Morningside Meeting in New York City. He has served as executive director of Pendle Hill, as interim general secretary of American Friends Service Committee, and as an AFSC regional director in New York and San Francisco.


Posted in: Conscience, Features
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Why Talk about Conscientious Objection with Youth?

Conscience must be developed and nurtured.

Curt Torell is an educator, counselor, and organizational development consultant, with a MDiv and a PhD in psychoeducational processes. He is a Quaker House board member and the treasurer for almost ten years. His conscientious objection started while attending seminary.


Posted in: Conscience, Features
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Seeing Truth

FJ Poetry: “It鈥檚 true, things stick鈥” 🔒 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, […]

Heather Heath Reed lives in聽Westport, Mass.


Posted in: Poetry, September 2017
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The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate鈥擠iscoveries from a Secret World

By Peter Wohlleben. Greystone Books, 2016. 251 pages. $24.95/hardcover; $24.99/eBook. 鈥淎fter you鈥檝e read Wohlleben鈥檚 book, a walk in the woods will never be the same.鈥 That鈥檚 what it says on the cover of The Hidden Life of Trees, and it is so very true. I look at the woods that surround our home in Vermont […]

Ruah Swennerfelt, a member of Burlington (Vt.) Meeting, is a homesteader and activist. She is the author of Rising to the Challenge: The Transition Movement and People of Faith and numerous articles on living simply.


Posted in: Books, September 2017, September 2017 Books
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Love Cannot Be Overwhelmed

Viewpoint: Love cannot be overwhelmed. Love stays. 🔒 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 […]

Michael Lane lives in聽Burlington, N.J.


Posted in: Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem, Viewpoint
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What We Cannot Do Alone

A new way of relating is breaking through our institutional numbness.

Noah Merrill is a member of Putney (Vt.) Meeting, which has care and oversight of his service in ministry. He serves as secretary of New England Yearly Meeting.


Posted in: Features, Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem
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Finally Breaking Down the Hedge?

Have our Quaker institutions finally become obsolete?

Thomas D. Hamm is professor of history and director of Special Collections at Earlham College and a member of West Richmond (Ind.) Meeting in the New Association of Friends.


Posted in: Features, Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem
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