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What We Stand On and The Door In

What We Stand On By Paul Christiansen. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (Number 429), 2014. 29 pages. $7/pamphlet. The Door In By […]

William Shetter is a member of Bloomington (Ind,) Meeting. He is an avid follower of others’ personal journeys, and in a recent Pendle Hill pamphlet reflected on his own.

Posted in: August 2015 Books, August 2015: The Effects of War, Quaker Book Reviews
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The Geese March in Step

By Jean‐François Dumont. Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2014. 32 pages. $16/hardcover. Recommended for ages 4–8. I thoroughly enjoyed this […]

Margaret Crompton is a British Quaker and author of the Pendle Hill pamphlet Nurturing Children’s Well-Being.

Posted in: Friends and Other Faiths: Friends and Other Faiths, May 2015 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Exploring the Unwritten Rules of Meeting for Worship

How does an internalized sense of rules influence the quality of meeting for worship?

Debbie Humphries is a member of Hartford (Conn.) Meeting. She carries a concern for the strength and vitality of the Religious Society of Friends. Her experience traveling among Friends has provided an opportunity to hear how the Spirit is moving among us, and to reflect deeply on how our practices—our forms—both nurture and limit the life of the Spirit among us.

Posted in: August 2014, Features
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Books: April 2014

This month’s reviews include The Essential Elias Hicks, The Oxford Handbook of Quaker Studies, and A Guidebook to Prayer.

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Books November 2013

Books reviewed: Gathered: Contemporary Quaker Poets (ed. by Nick McRae); Powerful Beyond Measure: The Legacy of Quaker Leadership in the […]

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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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