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How I Found God in Competitive Sports

How can we explore the edge of our abilities?

Jon Watts is a Quaker living in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pa. He enjoys volleyball, tennis, and trying to beat his own record for hiking the length of the Wissahickon Valley. When he’s not competing, Jon is interviewing Quakers for the QuakerSpeak project or composing Quaker-related music.

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Quiet AND Shhh…God Is in the Silence

Quiet By Tomie dePaola. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2018. 32 pages. $17.99/hardcover; $10.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 4–8. […]

Paul Buckley is a member of Community Friends Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of numerous articles and books on Quakerism and travels in the ministry, urging revival among Friends. His most recent book is Primitive Quakerism Revived: Living as Friends in the Twenty-First Century.

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, May 2019: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews
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We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide

By Carol Anderson and Tonya Bolden. Bloomsbury YA, 2018. 288 pages. $19.99/hardcover; $13.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 12–18. In her 2016 […]

Anna Carolyn McCormally is a member of Herndon (Va.) Meeting. She is the recipient of Pendle Hill’s 2019 Minnie Jane Arts Scholarship and is serving as writer in residence there from March through July 2019. Anna has a MFA in fiction from the University of Maryland.

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, May 2019: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews
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Levinson—Daniel Levinson, 91, on July 26, 2017, in Tempe, Ariz. Dan was born on April, 23, 1926, in Chicago, Ill. […]

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Writing Opp: Five Years of QuakerSpeak (EXTENDED DEADLINE May 27)

It’s been five years since Friends Publishing Corporation launched a companion project to Friends Journal: the QuakerSpeak video series. In […]

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.

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<i>The Meeting House</i> by Mark Reigelman II, on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston, Mass. Photo © Sarah Nichols. Read more in our <a href="/quaker-humor-intro/">introduction to this issue</a>.

April 2019 Full Access

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Quaker Works April 2019

This semiannual feature highlights the recent works of Quaker organizations in eight categories.

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March 2019 Full Issue Access

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News, March 2019

New York Quakers sue to reinstate meetings at Green Haven Prison.

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The Healing Power of Stories

By Michael Bischoff. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (number 454), 2018. 27 pages. $7/pamphlet. Why do we get cancer? While there are […]

Brad Sheeks, a member of Newtown (Pa.) Meeting, is a retired hospice nurse, and with his wife, Patricia McBee, is a retired co-leader in the Couple Enrichment Program of Friends General Conference.

Posted in: March 2019 Books, Outside the Meetinghouse, Quaker Book Reviews
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