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Silence in the Noise

The world is so noisy, especially now. We are surrounded by so much racket that it鈥檚 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聽year of聽Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 […]

Mary Braden lives in Baltimore, Md.


Posted in: February 2017, Viewpoint
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Respect Is the Heartbeat of Standing Rock

Quaker Earthcare Witness visits the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camps.

Shelley Tanenbaum is the general secretary of Quaker Earthcare Witness, on the board of Quaker Institute for the Future, and a member of Strawberry Creek Meeting in Berkeley, Calif.


Posted in: February 2017, The FJ Blog
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The Quaker Workplace: Building the Beloved Community

Reexamining the motivations and principles of the golden age of Quaker business. 🔒 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 […]

Originally from the United Kingdom, Anthony Fuller has a long interest in Quaker business. He currently lives near Princeton, N.J., and is a senior procurement leader, trying to apply Quaker principles to his everyday work. Although not a Friend, Anthony is actively engaged with the Friends community through the Quakers and Business Group.


Posted in: Features, Quakers in the Workplace
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Not from Here: A Memoir

By Allan G. Johnson. Temple University Press, 2015. 171 pages. $24.50/hardcover or eBook. When Allan Johnson asked his dying father where he wanted his ashes buried, his father replied that it made no difference to him. This interchange began an unexpected journey for Johnson into discovering a sense of place on our little planet. His […]

Ruah Swennerfelt is a member of Burlington (Vt.) Meeting. She currently serves as clerk of New England Yearly Meeting鈥檚 Earthcare Ministry Committee and is the author of Rising to the Challenge: The Transition Movement and People of Faith.


Posted in: January 2017 Books, Quakers in the Workplace
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The Companionship of Philanthropy and Spirituality

Philanthropy can be beneficial to both the giver and the receiver.

Jay Marshall is dean at Earlham School of Religion, a graduate school in Richmond, Indiana. He is a member of New Castle (Ind.) Meeting, which is a member of the New Association of Friends.


Posted in: Features, Giving and Philanthropy
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Home Communion

FJ Poetry: Somewhere in Amish country鈥擸ork, perhaps鈥攁 chalice and patter of local clay glazed in soft Loden green. 🔒 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 […]

David Black lives in Louisa, Va.


Posted in: Giving and Philanthropy, Poetry
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Darkness and Light

Lives of Friends 🔒 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 Journal ever published, going back to […]

Mary Jean Port is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee. Her chapbook of poems, The Truth About Water, was published in 2009 by Finishing Line Press. She lives in Minneapolis and teaches at the Loft Literary Center. She is a 20-year member of Minneapolis (Minn.) Meeting.


Posted in: Giving and Philanthropy, Lives of Friends
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The Water Princess

By Susan Verde and Georgie Badiel, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. G.P. Putnam鈥檚 Sons鈥 Books for Young Readers, 2016. 40 pages. $17.99/hardcover; $10.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 5鈥8. Gie Gie is a girl whose parents call her Princess. She has a great imagination and sense of power in her world. She says, 鈥淚 can tame the […]

Sandy and Tom Farley are members of Palo Alto (Calif.) Meeting and coauthors and illustrators of Earthcare for Children, a curriculum they are currently revising for a new edition.


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

Curtis鈥擱alph Kendall Curtis, 95, on October 12, 2015, at Journey鈥檚 End Farm in Sterling, Pa. Ralph was born on September 11, 1920, in Aldenville, Pa., to Letha Crossman and Francis Henry Curtis Jr. He enjoyed farming as a child, driving the work horses at 12 and making maple syrup in his early teens. Exposed to […]

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Ethel Anna Goerlich Trefsger

Trefsger鈥擡thel Anna Goerlich Trefsger, 91, on July 10, 2016, at her son鈥檚 home in Auburn, Maine. Ethel was born on November 25, 1924, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Blanche Petzold and Otto Goerlich. She attended Dobbins Vocational High School, studied ship hull drafting and pipe design in the World War II Training School at the University […]

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