An introduction to our March issue on Quakers and the Holy Land.
Tag Archives | Israel
Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.
Posted in: Among Friends, Quakers and the Holy Land
News of Friends: Statement from AFSC on being banned from work in Israel; Remembering Muted Voices symposium; Quakers in Britain denounce recognition of Jerusalem; Friends celebrate World Quaker Day. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal […]
In March 2018 Friends Journal is publishing an issue on religion and politics in the Middle East. We could have gone with a more neutral description of the region than “Holy Land,” but we wanted to indicate that we were interested not only in the political struggles but also in the region’s unique and sometimes […]
Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal. Email: [email protected]
Posted in: From the Editor's Desk
The sound of machines, monitors, and people in the hallway evaporated; it felt like being in meeting for worship when the gathered center down.
Geoff Knowlton grew up Quaker and was later ordained in the United Church of Christ. He returned to the Friends and joined Worcester (Mass.) Meeting. He worked for a small hospice in New Hampshire and is currently a psychotherapist specializing in trauma and attachment-related disorders.
Posted in: Online Features, The Art of Dying
News from Friends: NEYM donates records to UMass Amherst; Quaker gives invocation at Pennsylvania State Senate; Cambridge Friends worship as witness outside bomb manufacturer. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 […]
Can we reject unacceptable actions and still find ways to touch those neighbors in pain? 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world’s […]
Watch Out for Flying Kids! How Two Circuses, Two Countries, and Nine Kids Confront Conflict and Build Community
By Cynthia Levinson. Peachtree Publishers, 2015. 216 pages. $22.95/hardcover. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Messages in Quaker meetings are often Earth-bound and forgettable. But I remember Jim’s challenge from years ago. He described how elite military personnel train to parachute onto tiny roof spaces. Why, he asked, don’t Quakers train for peace with equivalent […]
Margaret Crompton (Britain Yearly Meeting) is a writer and lecturer whose publications include Pendle Hill pamphlet #419 Nurturing Children’s Spiritual Well-being (2012).
Posted in: May 2016 Young Friends Bookshelf, May 2016: Gender and Sexuality, Quaker Book Reviews
By Nora Barrows-Friedman. Just World Books, 2014. 274 pages. $20.99/paperback; $9.99/eBook. My political education about Palestine began through my friends, and by sporadically participating in events hosted by the Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) chapter at Haverford College. I attended the Palestine Culture Week, talks about Israel, and movie screenings about the conflict. There […]
Hina Fathima worked as an editorial assistant at Friends Journal in 2014. She graduated in 2015 from Haverford College, where she studied political science. She is interested in journalism and currently lives and works in Philadelphia as a freelance photographer.
Posted in: Disability and Inclusion, March 2016 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
A response to the Wall Street Journal op-ed headlined “Quakers: No Friends of Israel”
Gracia Fay Ellwood lives in Pasadena, Calif.
Posted in: January 2016: Quakers and the Political Process, Viewpoint
Our quiet pause can counteract a collective obsession with fights and power.
Ron McDonald is a member of Memphis (Tenn.) Meeting, frequent writer for Friends Journal, pastoral counselor, musician, and storyteller.
Posted in: Features, January 2016: Quakers and the Political Process