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Contempt Is a Bitter-Tasting Word

Rebuilding community among people who do not agree.

J. E. McNeil is an attorney and a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) with a master’s in conflict transformation from Eastern Mennonite University. She has trained thousands in different matters around the country and is currently providing training by request on “Conversations with the Other.”


Posted in: Features, September 2018
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Life in a Box

The homelessness crisis requires us to think outside storage bins.

Andrew Huff served with Quaker Voluntary Service in 2015–16 in Boston, Mass. He attends Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.


Posted in: Features, September 2018
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A Quaker Perspective on Hope

Hopelessness and burnout lead a Friend to rediscover an archaic form of hope.

Kate Davies is a member of Whidbey Island (Wash.) Meeting and author of Intrinsic Hope: Living Courageously in Troubled Times. She is also senior fellow at the Whidbey Institute and professor emeritus at Antioch University.


Posted in: Features, September 2018
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Participants in the 1964 annual meeting of FCNL's General Committee at the 4-H Center in Washington, D.C.

Prophetic, Persistent, Powerful

Friends Committee on National Legislation at 75

Bridget Moix is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and serves as the clerk of FCNL’s General Committee. She has worked for more than two decades on international peace and conflict issues with a focus on U.S. foreign policy.


Posted in: Features, September 2018
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Mistress Dyer and the Wilderness

FJ Poetry: Sometimes the wind comes from the bay / and it carries me to the Thames. But rarely. / […]

Anne Myles lives in Waterloo, Iowa.


Posted in: Poetry, September 2018
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Forum, September 2018

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


Posted in: Forum, September 2018
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Immersed in Prayer: Stories from Lives of Prayer

Edited by Michael Resman. What Canst Thou Say?, 2017. 172 pages. $9.95/paperback. Immersed in Prayer: Stories from Lives of Prayer […]

Judith Favor is grateful she grew up in Oregon. Her mystical soul was formed in fluid moments of unity with Holy Mystery, countless immersions in rainstorms and puddles, streams, rivers, lakes and oceans.


Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2018, September 2018 Books
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Vintage Saints and Sinners: 25 Christians Who Transformed My Faith

By Karen Wright Marsh. IVP Books, 2017. 224 pages. $20/hardcover; $16/paperback; $15.99/eBook. Vintage Saints and Sinners: 25 Christians Who Transformed […]

Bob Dixon-Kolar is an assistant professor of English at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Ill. He and his family are members of Evanston (Ill.) Meeting.


Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2018, September 2018 Books
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Growing and Evolving the Quaker Way

Our introduction to the August issue on Going Viral with Quakerism

Gabriel Ehri is executive director of Friends Journal.


Posted in: Among Friends, Going Viral with Quakerism, Unfeatured
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Open for Liberation: A View from Britain

It may come as a surprise, but people are interested in Friends.

Tim Gee is a member of Britain Yearly Meeting and was the 2017 George Gorman Lecturer. His third book, Why I Am a Pacifist, will be published next year.


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