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Mystical Experience, the Bedrock of Quaker Faith

We are not passive, empty vessels hoping to be filled; we have to move toward God.

Robert Atchley is a member of Boulder (Colo.) Meeting. He is author of Spirituality and Aging, which won the Innovative Publication Award from the Gerontological Society of America in 2010. This article is based on a program hour presented to Boulder Meeting in November 2015.


Posted in: Features, February 2017
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I Am Not a Religious Person

The literalness of religion vs. the litheness of spirituality.

Sarah Pennock Neuville is a junior at Garden Spot High School in New Holland, Pa., in her third year as a percussionist for marching, concert, and pit orchestra. She is a member of Kennett (Pa.) Meeting. She would like to be an engineer in neurogenetics and neurobiology.


Posted in: Features, February 2017
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Ohio Yearly Meeting Gathering and Quaker Spring

A Philadelphia Friend finds spiritual renewal in fellowship with Conservative Quakers.

John Andrew Gallery is a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., part of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. He is the author of Living in the Kingdom of God. For more information go to johnandrewgallery.com. Susan Smith is a member of Rockingham Meeting near Harrisonburg, Va., part of Ohio Yearly Meeting.


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Where is Your Brother?

FJ Poetry: “She watched him die again and again, again and again all night on the all-night news…” 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access […]

Dudley Warman lives in Bedford, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom


Posted in: February 2017, Poetry
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Le Flambeau School of Driving

By Peggy Senger Morrison. Unction Press, 2016. 314 pages. $15/paperback; $10/eBook. Rarely have I read a book focused on our Quaker “living experientially” that so skillfully and engagingly infuses a wide range of lived experiences—from ministry to motorcycling—with penetrating, and sometimes refreshingly unpredictable, spiritual insights. Peggy Morrison calls herself a “freelance provocateur of grace,” presenting […]

William Shetter is a member of Bloomington (Ind.) Meeting. He has recently written on the psalms as spiritual directors.


Posted in: Books, February 2017, February 2017 Books
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Resolving Difference—in our ways of speaking about God or the ultimate reality

By Rex Ambler. Quaker Universalist Group Pamphlets (number 35), 2016. 28 pages. ÂŁ2/pamphlet (see qug.org.uk). North American Friends are familiar with the need to listen well when hearing the words of Friends from meetings different from our own. We cultivate the skill of listening for the place from whence words come, to paraphrase John Woolman’s […]

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Words

By Harvey Gillman. The Friend Publications, 2016. 56 pages. $9/paperback (available from QuakerBooks). British Friend Harvey Gillman deserves to be more widely read on our side of the Atlantic. This collection of articles from the British periodical The Friend has sensitive insights into words we use—or avoid. Gillman asks questions—admittedly familiar ones—about using religious vocabulary. […]

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Spiritual Steps on the Road to Success (Revised Edition)

By Linda Seger. Haven Books, 2015. 279 pages. $14.99/paperback; $9.99/eBook. Friend Linda Seger takes on the ever-relevant questions of personal success and dealing with things like risk, competition, praise, and blame. In her book, personal success is not separate from life with God. This new edition is “broader in its spirituality.” This book helps readers […]

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Who Is My Neighbor?

Can we reject unacceptable actions and still find ways to touch those neighbors in pain? 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world’s […]

Ellie Beach lives in Hiram, Ohio.


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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.


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