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This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America

By Morgan Jerkins. Harper Perennial, 2018. 272 pages. $15.99/paperback; $10.99/eBook. I was drawn to Morgan Jerkins鈥檚 writing because I feel [鈥

Anna McCormally is a member of Herndon (Va.) Meeting, and works as assistant to the executive secretary of Friends Committee on National Legislation. She holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Maryland, College Park.


Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, June/July 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Center Yourself

My journey through my Quaker faith and education all started in nursery school. I went to a small Quaker nursery [鈥

Naomi Brangan, Grade 7, Buckingham Friends School, member of Wrightstown Meeting in Newtown, Pa.


Posted in: Student Voice Project 2018, Student Voices Project, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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The Imaginary Box

I was different in third grade. Some of my classmates thought antagonizing me was cool; they used it as a [鈥

Jules Needleman, Grade 6, Greene Street Friends School


Posted in: Student Voice Project 2018, Student Voices Project, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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Soft Soap and Doom

鈥淚f you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not [鈥

Laia Sarukhan, Grade 6, Sidwell Friends School


Posted in: Student Voice Project 2018, Student Voices Project, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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The Value of Loss

Is it enough to simply don a cloak of wholesome ideals?

Emily Weyrauch is currently serving as a Quaker Voluntary Service Fellow in Atlanta, Ga., at Georgia WAND, an environmental justice nonprofit. She attends Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting. Emily enjoys cooking with her housemates, making art, telling stories, and spending time outside with birds and plants.


Posted in: Features, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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Forum May 2018

Letters and commentary from our readers. 馃敀

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Writing Opp: What Are Quaker Values Anyway? (Due 2/5)

If there鈥檚 a Quaker brand, then 鈥淨uaker values鈥 is its most common pitch. What do we mean when we use [鈥

Martin Kelley is senior editor of聽Friends Journal. Contact:聽[email protected]


Posted in: From the Editor's Desk
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The Heart of This Crazy Commitment

Recommitting to a Quaker truth. 馃敀

Chris Morrissey still holds membership in South Bend (Ind.) Meeting and came to Friends in Santa Monica (Calif.) Meeting. He currently attends several meetings in the Portland, Ore., area. His first book, Christianity and American State Violence in Iraq: Priestly or Prophetic?, comes out next spring.


Posted in: Conflict and Controversy, Features
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First Day Stories

FJ Review: 鈥淔irst Day Stories is a perfect lesson starter for First鈥恉ay schools and an important book to have in every Quaker [鈥

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


Posted in: Conflict and Controversy, December 2017 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews
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Crostini with Olive Tapenade鈥 and Tea

Friends find a tasty way to raise funds for the meeting library.

Ruthie Tippin is a recorded Friends minister. She has served in pastoral ministry in West Branch, Iowa, and most recently at First Friends Meeting in Indianapolis, Ind. Now retired, Ruthie continues to serve Friends in various ways as a retreat speaker, worship leader, and encourager to meetings and their members.


Posted in: Online Features, Quaker Libraries
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