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Quakers in Politics Live Web Panel (March 22)

The upcoming U.S. Congressional mid-term elections already have at least seven Quaker candidates for office. How does their Quaker faith inform these candidates’ desires to run for Congress? What advice would they have for other Quakers wanting to run for office in the future?

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Writing Opp: Creativity and the Arts (Due 3/5)

Early Friends were famously skeptical of art; modern Friends pretty much fully embrace it. Why the abrupt turnaround? What reasons might there have been for early strictures? And what cautions from early Friends might they still hold for us today? Is all art the same or is there such a thing as Quaker art? Are […]

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

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The Trouble With “Strangers”

Freedom isn’t anyone’s politically correct opinion.

Gerri Williams is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and has served on AFSC Nobel Peace Prize Task Group. The opinions expressed are her own*. Her article “Standing for Miss Rosa” appeared in the August 2006 issue of Friends Journal.


[*Disclaimer added by author’s request. – FJ Eds.]

Posted in: Features, February 2018
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A Matter of Trust

Among Friends: Our introduction to the February 2018 issue.

Gabriel Ehri is executive director of Friends Journal: [email protected]

Posted in: Among Friends, February 2018
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An interview with David Harrington Watt

Friends Journal catches up with Haverford College’s new professor of Quaker studies. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world’s largest online library […]

Aliyah Shanti is the temporary assistant editor at Friends Journal. She lives in Philadelphia and is a member of Olympia (Wash.) Meeting.

Posted in: February 2018, Interviews
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Being Quaker…Where you are: A Journey Among Isolated Friends in the Northwest

By Sakre Kennington Edson. Western Friend, 2017. 244 pages. $20/paperback; $9/eBook. In the middle of an overly full week, I promised to read this book for Friends Journal. The rash promise turned out to yield an unexpected gift, and I encourage you to open this book for yourself and pass it around your meeting. Sakre […]

Brian Drayton worships with the new Souhegan Friends Meeting in Wilton, N.H., allowed by Weare Meeting in Henniker, N.H.

Posted in: February 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, September 2017
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The Roots of Our Lifestyles

Among Friends: Our introduction to the January issue on Quaker lifestyles.

Martin Kelley is the senior editor of Friends Journal.

Posted in: Among Friends, Quaker Lifestyles
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Among Friends: On Privilege, Conflict, and Moving Forward

Our introduction to the December issue on “Conflict and Controversy”

Gabriel Ehri is executive director of Friends Journal. [email protected]

Posted in: Among Friends, Conflict and Controversy
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The Challenges We Face and Community We Forge

An interview with Sa’ed Atshan.

Martin Kelley is Friends Journal’s senior editor.

Sa’ed Atshan is a professor of peace and conflict studies at Swarthmore College and holds a doctorate from Harvard University. He sits on the corporation of American Friends Service Committee and the board of Pendle Hill study center. He is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.

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First Day Stories

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

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

Posted in: Conflict and Controversy, December 2017 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews
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