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Monthly worship along Fresh Pond Parkway in front of Raytheon in Cambridge, Mass. The author is seen standing. 漏 Skip Schiel.

Experiments with Worship

Quaker worship takes to the streets.

Elizabeth Claggett-Borne enjoys biking to work, accompanying a family in sanctuary, and trying not to fidget in worship. She is grateful to be a part of Friends Meeting at Cambridge (Mass.). She teaches Exploring the Quaker Way, laughs at her hubris, and travels in the ministry.


Posted in: Features, Outside the Meetinghouse
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Quakers in Bolivia: The Early History of Bolivian Friends

By Emma Condori Mamani. Publicaciones CALA, 2017. 117 pages. $20/paperback. When in 1919 Friends undertook missionary work in Bolivia, it [鈥

Jerry Mizell Williams worships at Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. He is the author of numerous books, articles, and book reviews on colonial Latin America.


Posted in: March 2019 Books, Outside the Meetinghouse, Quaker Book Reviews
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Burial marker for George Fox in Bunhill Fields, first placed in 1881 then moved in 1952 to the meetinghouse garden wall. "11 Month 1690" is January 1691 in the modern calendar. 漏 Matt Brown, flickr.com/londonmatt

Fox Hunt

A trek to the semi鈥恌orgotten gravesite of George Fox.

Cameron McWhirter is a journalist and the author of Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America. He is a member of Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting and previously served on the board of trustees for Friends Publishing Corporation, publisher of Friends Journal.


Posted in: Features, February 2019
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Why I Got Arrested at the Border

A walk along the beach鈥攁nd an interfaith plea for the soul of a nation.

Lucy Duncan is the director of Friends Relations at American Friends Service Committee. She is a settler, currently residing on unceded Lenni Lenape territory, a storyteller, and an anti-racist activist and teacher.

This article was first published on January 16, 2019 on Friendsjournal.org. It appears in the February 2019 print issue of Friends Journal.


Posted in: Features, February 2019
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Forum, February 2019

Letters from our readers.


Posted in: February 2019, Forum
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Viewpoint: Jesus, Forgiveness, and Nonviolence

Nonviolence does not mean that we do not resist evil.

Marsha D. Holliday lives in聽Washington, D.C.


Posted in: February 2019, Viewpoint
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Modern Psalms in Search of Peace and Justice

By Dwight L. Wilson, illustrated by Nancy Marstaller. Friends United Press, 2017. 226 pages. $16/paperback. The psalms of the Bible [鈥

William Shetter is a member of Bloomington (Ind.) Meeting. His thoughts on "The Psalms as Spiritual Directors" are scheduled to appear in the March 2019 issue of Presence.


Posted in: February 2019, February 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Creation and the Cross: The Mercy of God for a Planet in Peril

By Elizabeth A. Johnson. Orbis Books, 2018. 256 pages. $28/hardcover; $26/paperback; $22.50/eBook. 鈥淭he creation waits eagerly for the children of [鈥

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


Posted in: February 2019, February 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Greater Racial Diversity Requires Greater Theological Diversity

The early Friends have much in common with today鈥檚 Black Americans.

Adria Gulizia is an attorney and member of Chatham-Summit Meeting in Chatham Township, N.J., and of the Friends of Jesus Fellowship. She enjoys helping Friends connect to our Quaker heritage, as well as exploring how God is moving within and among us. Adria blogs at shadowofbabylon.com.


Posted in: Features, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
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Expectant Visions of a Christian Anarchist

Have Friends lost our willingness to be countercultural?

Zae Asa Illo (formerly David Breitzmann) serves on the Ministry and Oversight Committee of San Francisco (Calif.) Meeting. He co-founded the weekly #FridayFoodSharing (2014), streetDoves (nonviolent, civilian-based defense training, 2017), Uplifted (a digital pacifist newsletter, 2018), and has met monthly with an oversight committee since 2016. He is in discernment for application to seminary and has finished the initial draft for his first collection of poetry.


Posted in: Features, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
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