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Silence in the Noise

The world is so noisy, especially now. We are surrounded by so much racket that it’s hard to discern how we are to proceed. 🔒 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 […]

Mary Braden lives in Baltimore, Md.


Posted in: February 2017, Viewpoint
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Seven Tasks to Heal the World

Simple actions each of us can take to heal our hearts and the hearts of others.

Michael Soika has spent the past 30 years working on issues of social and economic justice, such as affordable housing, homelessness, welfare reform, and education. He is a lifelong spiritual seeker and new member of Milwaukee (Wisc.) Meeting.


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.


Posted in: Features, February 2017
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Spiritual Disciplines Handbook: Practices That Transform Us (Revised and Expanded Edition)

By Adele Ahlberg Calhoun. InterVarsity Press, 2015. 352 pages. $22/paperback; $16.99/eBook. The back cover of Adele Ahlberg Calhoun’s book, Spiritual Disciplines Handbook: Practices That Transform Us, asks potential readers, “Do you desire more of God?” The many and varied spiritual disciplines contained in this collection are all directed toward transforming our deepest yearnings into worship […]

Bob Dixon-Kolar teaches writing at a community college in Illinois and is a member of Evanston (Ill.) Meeting.


Posted in: Books, February 2017, February 2017 Books
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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.


Posted in: Quakers in the Workplace, Viewpoint
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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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Say the Wrong Thing: Stories and Strategies for Racial Justice and Authentic Community

By Dr. Amanda Kemp. Joy Will Come Press, 2016. 46 pages. $20/paperback; $9.99/eBook. Turn a corner these days, and you will run into a new book on racism. Many of them will offer you a thought-provoking ride. What makes Amanda Kemp stand out in the heart and mind of this black Quaker was her ability […]

Greg Williams is a member of Beacon Hill Meeting in Boston, Mass. (New England Yearly Meeting). Greg is working around in-reach and outreach relating to racial justice concerns. He recently received a Legacy Grant from NEYM to address this concern.


Posted in: January 2017 Books, Quakers in the Workplace
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The Goodbye Book

By Todd Parr. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2015. 32 pages. $17/hardcover; $9.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 2–5. The Goodbye Book by Todd Parr can be summed up in one word: simplicity. It is simple words and simple colors that deal with a not so simple emotion. The story is about loss and loneliness presented […]

Emilie Gay is a member of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Meeting.


Posted in: Books, December 2016: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Giving and Philanthropy
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Dorothea’s Eyes: Dorothea Lange Photographs the Truth

By Barb Rosenstock, illustrated by GĂ©rard DuBois. Calkins Creek, 2016. 40 pages. $16.95/hardcover. Recommended for ages 8–12. I have always been fascinated with cameras and photographs. My mother would often find me surrounded by piles of family photo albums, looking through each one enraptured by the faces so familiar, so innocent. This is when my […]

Hina Fathima worked as an editorial assistant at Friends Journal in 2014. She graduated with honors from Haverford College in 2015 and then worked as a freelance photographer and in video production in Philadelphia, Pa. She is currently living in her hometown of Bangalore, India.


Posted in: Books, December 2016: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Giving and Philanthropy
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