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January full issue access: Quakers in the Workplace

Members can download the full PDF or read any article online.

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Quaker Teachers Aren’t Just at Friends Schools

A former Friends School teacher decides to let his life speak in a public school.

Mike Mangiaracina is an attender of Adelphi (Md.) Meeting. He taught for ten years in two Friends schools before being called to teach in Washington, D.C.’s public schools, where he has been teaching elementary school math and science for nine years.

Posted in: Features, January 2017: Quakers in the Workplace
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Author reading of “Embracing Kindred Spirits in Friends Schools”

FJ PODCAST SUBSCRIPTION: ITUNES | DOWNLOAD | RSS | STITCHER FJ Podcast: If you’ve ever been in a Friends school, chances […]

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Embracing Kindred Spirits in Friends Schools

Friends schools can be a Quaker pipeline for students and families.

Deborra Sines Pancoe and Elisabeth Torg serve at Friends Council on Education. As associate director, Deborra has over 30 years of Friends school experience and is a member of Abington (Pa.) Meeting. Elisabeth is director of development and communications, has ten years of Friends school experience, and is a kindred spirit.

Posted in: Features, June/July 2016: Almost Quaker
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FJ Interview with Al Vernacchio

FJ Interview with Al Vernacchio

Al Vernacchio’s article, “Friends Schools and Healthy Sexuality” appears in the March 2013 issue of Friends Journal. Al teaches sexuality […]

Al Vernacchio teaches and organizes sexually-themed programs and assemblies, provides parent education on human sexuality topics, and is one of the faculty advisors for the Gay-Straight Alliance at Friends' Central School in Wynnewood, Pa. His work has been featured as a cover story in the New York Times Magazine.

This interview was conducted by Friends Journal Editor Martin Kelley.

Posted in: Interviews, March 2013: Sexuality, Video
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Sparks and Spaces: Lived Experience in Friends Schools

We sit in circles. God is everywhere. There are no right answers. —Kindergartner’s response to parents’ question: What is Quaker […]

Irene McHenry, a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., is executive director of Friends Council on Education.

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Intergenerational Learning in Friends Schools

Quakers believe in truth‐seeking as a process of continuing revelation, seeing life as a journey of learning from one’s experiences […]

Sarah Sweeney-Denham, a member of Germantown Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., is associate director for programs and publications for Friends Council on Education. This article is adapted from one published in the Fall 2001 issue of Chronicles of Quaker Education.

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Exploring and Discovering a Friends School Meeting

When I first began teaching at a Friends school seven years ago, what I knew of Quakers derived mostly from […]

Matt Glendinning teaches Ancient History, coaches soccer, and is head of the History Department at Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia. A classical archaeologist, Matt has excavated in Spain, Greece, and Turkey. He is also director of The Cambridge Prep Experience, an academic summer program for adolescents at Cambridge University, England.

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