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A Message in Clay

A time of personal brokenness inspires a clay artist.

Jiae Paik is a graduate of Earlham School of Religion, focusing her ministry on spiritual direction. She uses clay specifically as a medium to deepen and guide directees’ spiritual lives, as well as to create ceramic sculptures with spiritual and religious themes. She is a member of Seoul Meeting in Seoul, Korea, and currently lives in Paju, Korea.


Posted in: Features, May 2013: Focus on the Arts
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Friends Journal Honored in Best of the Christian Press Contest

Friends Journal received three honors in the Best of the Christian Press awards. To celebrate, we’d like to share with […]


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From a Quaker View of Sex

Quick! Name the most influential document published by British Quakers in the twentieth century. It’s probably a 1963 pamphlet entitled […]

Mitchell Santine Gould enables financial advisors to collect client data for use in emergencies. Curator of LeavesOfGrass.Org, he is the leading authority on Walt Whitman's rise among “sailors, lovers, and Quakers.” Together with the LGBT Religious Archive Network, he documents the historical intersections between Quakers and gay people.


Posted in: March 2013: Sexuality
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Interview with Nathan Alling Long, Author of “Holy Day”

This month, we feature a short fiction piece about a couple resolving a disagreement about the meaning of Christmas. Nathan […]

Nathan Alling Long grew up in a log cabin in the Maryland Appalachians, lived on a queer commune in Tennessee, and studied writing in Virginia. His stories and essays have been published in over 50 publications and have appeared on NPR and in several anthologies. He lives in Philadelphia, Pa., and teaches at Richard Stockton College in Galloway, N.J.


Posted in: Departments, Fiction, Interviews, October 2012: Wall Street, Main Street, and Meetinghouse Road
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Book Reviews: May 2012

Peace on Earth: Poems and Prayers for Peace By Sophie Piper. Illustrated by Giuliano Ferri. Lion UK, 2011. 48 pages. $9.99/Hardcover. […]

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The Task of the Recording Clerk: Spiritual Exercise and Ministry

For me, the first step in all aspects of living, including recording the minutes of a meeting, is the personal […]

Sharon Hoover, a longtime member of Alfred (N.Y.) Meeting, currently attends Lewes (Del.) Worship Group. She has served as recording clerk for local, regional, and yearly meetings.


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‘The Power,’ Quaking, and the Rediscovery of Primitive Quakerism

“The Power of the Lord,” or just simply, “The Power,” was a very important concept to the early Quakers, but […]

Scott Martin is a longtime attender at Centre Meeting in Centreville, Delaware.


Posted in: Features, May 2001
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How to Be Happy

The basic question addressed by religion is not “Does God exist?” but rather “How can we find eternal happiness in […]

Peter Bien, a member of Hanover (N.H.) Meeting, is emeritus professor of English and Comparative Literature at Dartmouth College and clerk of the Pendle Hill Publications


Posted in: April 2001, Features
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A Query Buff Looks at Queries

Quakers did not invent queries. Mothers did. Without queries, motherdom would be ham­strung.

Barry Morley is a member of Sandy Spring (Md.) Meeting.Formerly a teacher in Quaker schools, he is presently director of Catoctin Quaker Camp for children.In the off season he directs Inward Bound programs for adults and music for the Victorian Lyric Opera Company. Sometimes he writes short plays and long opera librettos.


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