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Interview with Friends Journal’s Book Review Editor聽

An interview with our Books editor Karie Firoozmand.

Karie Firoozmand is the book review editor and a member of Baltimore Monthly Meeting, Stony Run. She has two sons and lives with her husband near Baltimore. Karie鈥檚 interests include dance, exercise, history, literature, and travel. She speaks Farsi and has traveled to Iran. Karie joined Friends Journal聽as the book review editor in June 2011. To contact Karie about becoming a reviewer, email [email protected].

This interview is an extended version of the one that appeared in the print magazine.


Posted in: Interviews, Quaker Libraries
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The Beacons of Larkin Street

By Judith Favor. Apocryphile Press, 2017. 269 pages. $19.95/paperback; $3.99/eBook. When a turning point in a novel is framed by a challenge to unconditional love, you know you鈥檝e strayed pretty far from mainstream fiction. And when a Quaker writer chooses a church called Saint Lydia鈥檚 for her setting, you know this is not traditional Quaker […]

Pamela Haines is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.


Posted in: November 2017 Books, Quaker Libraries
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Active Peace: A Mindful Path to a Nonviolent World

By G. Scott Brown. Collins Foundation Press, 2016. 197 pages. $19.95/paperback. I learned about this book through the Metta Center for Nonviolence in California, whose mission is to awaken individual power for nonviolence. The title of this book is so close to Joanna Macy鈥檚 Active Hope (one of my very, very favorites) that it doubly […]

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The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

By His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams. Avery, 2016. 368 pages. $26/hardcover; $13.99/eBook. I know I am not alone among f/Friends in my desire to cultivate more joy in my own life and in the lives of those around me. In The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a […]

Lauren Brownlee is a member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting and the DC Peace Team. She also serves on Baltimore Yearly Meeting鈥檚 Peace and Social Concerns Committee.


Posted in: Books, Conscience, October 2017 Books
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God as a Cow and the Duck Index

Images from dreams provide unexpected life and spiritual guidance.

Tina Tau is a member of Multnomah Meeting in Portland, Ore. She is a writer, artist, and retired teacher currently pursuing her calling as a dreamworker, helping people tap the wisdom of their dreams.


Posted in: Features, September 2017
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Morning Thoughts

FJ Poetry: “A songbird awakens /the morning just outside鈥” 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A聽year of聽Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world鈥檚 largest online library of Quaker聽information: every聽Friends […]

Betty Jamerson Reed lives in聽Brevard, N.C.


Posted in: Poetry, September 2017
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All photos taken in Katie and Phil's garden. Courtesy of the author.

Earthcare: Finding God in the Garden

Working in the earth keeps a Friend grounded.

Katie Green is a member and past clerk of Worcester (Mass.) Meeting. She is a storyteller, teacher, and grandmother. Katie taught First-day school in Worcester and edited the Worcester Meeting newsletter. She and her husband, Phil Stone, also attend Clearwater Meeting in Dunedin, Fla.


Posted in: Earthcare, September 2017
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Forum, August 2017

Letters from our readers.


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Unaccompanied

If the dark conceals all possibilities, then the light wakes us.

Boyce Upholt, raised in Hartford (Conn.) Meeting, is a writer and editor based in the Mississippi Delta.


Posted in: Features, The Art of Dying
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Heaven-based Living

A brief glimpse of eternity inspires a search for understanding.

Michael Resman is a member of Rochester (Minn.) Meeting and an editor for What Canst Thou Say? His books include A Contemporary Mysticism.


Posted in: Features, The Art of Dying
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