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Why I Got Arrested at the Border

A walk along the beach—and 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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Court Watch

FJ Poetry: “All rise!” / Judge enters the court, robe trailing / Eyes downcast

Helen Fox lives in Bokeelia, Fla.


Posted in: February 2019, Poetry
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The Art of Loving Yourself

“I love myself.” I speak into the mirror, my voice cracks into a barely audible whisper, the embarrassment squeaking through […]

Frances Kelly, Grade 10, New Garden Friends School


Posted in: Student Voice Project 2018, Student Voices Project, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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The following is a letter of protest

Student Voices: “Under your administration, many of my friend’s families would be deported, never to be seen again. I can […]

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Guns and Pepper Spray

Teetering on the threshold of peace and self‐defense.

Seres Kyrie lives in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin with her family. She is a member of Madison (Wis.) Meeting.


Posted in: Features, February 2016
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This Age of Insecurity

Our quiet pause can counteract a collective obsession with fights and power.

Ron McDonald is a member of Memphis (Tenn.) Meeting, frequent writer for Friends Journal, pastoral counselor, musician, and storyteller.


Posted in: Features, January 2016: Quakers and the Political Process
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Psychological Seduction

Understanding the mechanics of violent culture.

Khary Bekka is a member of the Sing Sing Worship Group at the prison in Ossining, N.Y., where he is serving a 25-year sentence for second-degree murder.


Posted in: December 2015: Economic Justice and Poverty, Features
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Forum November 2014

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

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Around the Web: Quakers Respond to the George Zimmerman Verdict

Around the web and within communities of Friends, Quakers are responding to the outcome of the George Zimmerman trial, in […]

Gail Whiffen is Friends Journal's associate editor.


Posted in: Online Features
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Quakers Respond to Sandy Hook Massacre

Around the web, Quakers are responding to the massacre of innocents at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on […]


Posted in: Online Features
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