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Farm and Community

Life on a small vegetable farm.

Craig Jensen likes board games, comic books, and the bread that his wife bakes, but time with his son, Fox, is his favorite thing in the world. He grows beautiful dahlias and would like to spend all of his winter making toys. He is a member of Monadnock Meeting in Jaffrey, N.H.


Posted in: Features, Quaker Lifestyles
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Let鈥檚 Grow Together

An interview with Marjorie Herbert

This interview was conducted by associate editor Gail Whiffen. Our Let鈥檚 Grow Together series profiles those who are newer to Friends. Do you know someone we should interview? Reach us at [email protected]


Posted in: Conflict and Controversy, Let's Grow Together
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Maybe God Is Like That Too

FJ Review: “Benjamin Schipper鈥檚 colorful, cartoon-like illustrations of big city life came as a聽welcome surprise, in contrast to the bucolic scenes I expected in a book about seeing God聽in the world.”

Dee Cameron is a member of El Paso (Tex.) Meeting. She is a grandmother and a retired school librarian.


Posted in: Books, Conflict and Controversy, December 2017 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf
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Farmer Herman and the Flooding Barn

FJ Review: “Farmer聽Herman and the Flooding Barn provides an engaging message and would be a welcome聽addition to a home, school, or meeting library.”

Vickie LeCroy is a member of Cincinnati (Ohio) Meeting and teaches elementary school in Tennessee.


Posted in: Books, Conflict and Controversy, December 2017 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf
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Growing Peace: A Story of Farming, Music, and Religious Harmony

FJ Review: “This book would be a聽delightful addition to the library of every Quaker meeting where fair trade coffee is offered.聽Richard Sobol鈥檚 beautiful color photographs portray how coffee is grown and harvested聽by a diverse community in Uganda.”

Katie Green is a member of Worcester (Mass.) Meeting. She is a storyteller and has led workshops at the Friends General Conference Gathering and New England Yearly Meeting annual sessions.


Posted in: Books, Conflict and Controversy, December 2017 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf
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Me and Marvin Gardens

FJ Review: “It is the voice of Obe Devlin, the 11-year-old protagonist of Me and Marvin聽Gardens, at once passionate and possessive, fierce and tender, that suspends the reader鈥檚聽credulity and leans him in to hear more.”

James Foritano attends Cambridge (Mass.) Meeting.


Posted in: Books, Conflict and Controversy, December 2017 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf
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Ellanor Stengel Fink

Fink鈥擡llanor Stengel Fink, 71, on March 9, 2017, at home in Chevy Chase, Md. Ellie was born on June 22, 1945, in Bryn Mawr, Pa., to Louise and Geoffrey Stengel. She graduated from Agnes Irwin School in Rosemont, Pa., in 1963 and from Wheaton College (Massachusetts) in 1967. After college and a summer living in […]

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Dawn Mogren

Mogren鈥擠awn Mogren, 86, on May 13, 2017, in York, Pa. Dawn was born on May 16, 1930, in Chicago, Ill., the only child of Lillian Schwann and George Mogren. She grew up surrounded by extended family and friends and became a nurse, advancing from practical to registered nursing and earning an associate鈥檚 degree in Arkansas […]

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The Transformation of a Small Quaker Library

Bringing a new sense of purpose to an underused meeting library. 🔒 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 […]

Ruth McNeill is a member of Corvallis (Ore.) Meeting. She is a retired preschool and elementary school teacher, an amateur weaver, and an amateur writer.


Posted in: Features, Quaker Libraries
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Vigil

FJ Poetry: The hospice nurse was shaving his slack jaw when we arrived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 […]

Tina Schumann lives in聽Seattle, Wash.


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