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Forum, September 2018

Letters from our readers. 馃敀 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please [鈥


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News, December 2017

News of Friends: What Canst Thou Say? Colloquium; Quaker leaders part of church delegation to the Middle East; appointment at [鈥

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Turning Somersaults in the Quaker Ecosystem

We have to find ways to build relationships and maintain our Quaker tradition.

Margaret Fraser has served as interim pastoral minister at West Richmond (Ind.) Meeting, executive secretary of Friends World Committee for Consultation Section of the Americas, and dean of Pendle Hill study center in Wallingford, Pa. She was presiding clerk of the New Association of Friends from 2013 to 2015.


Posted in: Features, June/July 2017: Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem
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Sumoud: Voices and Images of the Ramallah Friends School

By Betsy Brinson and Gordon Davies. Friends United Press, 2014. 142 pages. $35/hardcover. Sumoud, artfully prepared by historian Betsy Brinson [鈥

Maia Carter Hallward is a member of Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting and an associate professor of Middle East politics and international conflict management at Kennesaw State University. She taught at the Ramallah Friends Schools from 1998 to 2000, and has led several delegations to the region to meet with Israeli and Palestinian peacemakers. Maia鈥檚 books include Struggling for a Just Peace: Israeli and Palestinian Activism in the Second Intifada and Transnational Activism in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.


Posted in: August 2015 Books, August 2015: The Effects of War, Quaker Book Reviews
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Quaker Works May 2015

A semiannual feature dedicated to connecting Friends Journal readers to the good works of Quaker organizations.

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FGC, FUM types of worship

I became a Liberal unprogrammed Friend in a conservative state. The small, family鈥恖ike meeting I eventually joined was a little [鈥


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My Journey among Friends

I found the Religious Society of Friends when I was in middle school. An unpopular, misunderstood, 鈥渟ensitive鈥 child, I didn鈥檛 [鈥

Kevin-Douglas G. Olive is a member of Baltimore (Md.) Meeting-Homewood, and attends Seton Hill Worship Group in Baltimore. A French teacher, he is a member of Friends General Conference's Advancement and Outreach Committee.


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Peace in the World, Peace among Friends

Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another; love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: not [鈥

Mary Ellen McNish, a member of Byberry Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., is general secretary of American Friends Service Committee.


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U.S. Quakers: Hybrid Corn?

Years ago I heard our gifted Quaker economist鈥恜hilosopher鈥恜oet Kenneth Boulding compare U.S. Quakers to hybrid corn. His interesting observation was [鈥

William Edgerton is a member of Bloomington (Ind.) Meeting. Gratefully dedicated to the memory of Kenneth Boulding (1910-1993), Quaker economist, philosopher, poet, and spiritual leader.


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