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The 2020 FGC Gathering Goes Online

A video interview with Friends General Conference staff and volunteers around the cancellation of the in‐person 2020 Gathering.

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.

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Wanted: A Network of Soul Connection

How do we build faith communities where we really know one another?

Francine Brocious attends Schuylkill Meeting in Phoenixville, Pa. Her interests include singing, psychology, spirituality, dance, improv, lifelong learning, and sharing her voice through writing. She cherishes and seeks more authentic, repeated human connections; deep talks; and spontaneous expressions of laughter, play, and joy. She can be reached at [email protected].

Posted in: Features, The State of Quaker Institutions
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Interview: The 2020 FGC Gathering Goes Online

An interview with Friends General Conference staff and volunteers around the cancellation of the in‐person 2020 Gathering.

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.

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Author interview with Katie Breslin, of “Quaker Meetings Respond to Coronavirus”

An interview with Katie Breslin about her article on how Friends Meetings are handling coronavirus.

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.

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Supporting Recovery among Friends

What keeps us from helping fellow Friends with drug addictions?

Johanna Jackson is a young adult Friend, and a member of State College (Pa.) Meeting. She is a recent graduate of the School of the Spirit's "On Being a Spiritual Nurturer" program, class of 2019. She can be reached at [email protected].

Posted in: Drugs, Features
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Library on Wheels: Mary Lemist Titcomb and America’s First Bookmobile

By Sharlee Glenn. Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2018. 56 pages. $18.99/hardcover; $15.54/eBook. Recommended for ages 8–12. Mary Titcomb was […]

Margaret T. Walden’s first library job was at the Rauh Branch of the Indianapolis Public Library. The branch was located in an old mansion; at the back of the mansion was the carriage house that was home to the city’s bookmobile.

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, May 2019: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews
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Writing Opp: Five Years of QuakerSpeak (closed)

It’s been five years since Friends Publishing Corporation launched a companion project to Friends Journal: the QuakerSpeak video series. In […]

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal

Posted in: From the Editor's Desk
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<i>The Blind Leading the Blind, or The Parable of the Blind,</i> by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1568.

Finding Lightness in the Light

We Quakers have an image problem when it comes to fun and frivolity.

Kerry O'Regan has been a member of Adelaide Meeting in South Australia for the past 30 years and looks after the books—as in library books—for the meeting. She is a retired teacher who lives right by the sea and so feels that she is on permanent vacation.

Posted in: Features, Humor in Religion
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Quilting as Ministry

Quilting as healing at a Quaker Voluntary Service house.

Kayla Schneider-Smith is a 2016-17 Portland QVS fellow who has served both with New City Initiative, an organization that aims to end the cycle of homelessness through faith community involvement, and Urban Gleaners, a food re-purposing organization that fights childhood hunger in Oregon.

Posted in: Features, February 2018
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New Year’s top five: The most popular articles of 2017

We’ve been sharing our most‐read articles of 2017 on Facebook and Twitter. Here is the full list. #5 Mystical Experience, the […]

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