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Traversing a State of Truth

Part two of “Ohio Yearly Meeting Gathering and Quaker Spring.”

John Andrew Gallery is a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., part of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. He is the author of Living in the Kingdom of God. For more information go to johnandrewgallery.com. Susan Smith is a member of Rockingham Meeting near Harrisonburg, Va., part of Ohio Yearly Meeting.


Posted in: Features, Quaker Summers
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Executing Grace: How the Death Penalty Killed Jesus and Why It’s Killing Us

By Shane Claiborne. HarperOne, 2016. 320 pages. $17.99/paperback; $12.99/eBook. [Buy on Quakerbooks] “There is a contagion of violence in the world; it’s spreading like a disease. But grace is also contagious.” —Shane Claiborne Grace is that “absurd gift,” unbidden, upon me suddenly, an overwhelming desire to extend generosity and kindness to everyone, forcing me to […]

Bill and Pat Mueller are members of St. Lawrence Valley Meeting in Ottawa (Canadian Yearly Meeting). They edit a monthly inspirational “Inlook-Outlook Letter,” part of their meeting’s prison ministry. Bill can be contacted at [email protected].


Posted in: Books, March 2017 Books, Race and Anti-Racism
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Making a Portrait of Jesus

By John Lampen. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (number 441), 2016. 33 pages. $7/pamphlet. Many have found their way to the Religious Society of Friends via a journey that did not include learning about Jesus in Sunday school. Who was Jesus and what was it like in his time and place? Where can I find a short […]

Brad Sheeks is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting and with his wife, Patricia McBee, has moved to Newtown, Pa., to enjoy retirement and live closer to daughter, Jennie, and her family.


Posted in: Books, February 2017, February 2017 Books
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Who Is My Neighbor?

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 […]

Ellie Beach lives in Hiram, Ohio.


Posted in: Quakers in the Workplace, Viewpoint
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Among Friends: Giving Light in the Darkness

Introduction to our issue on Giving and Philanthropy

Gabriel Ehri is executive director of Friends Journal.


Posted in: Among Friends, Giving and Philanthropy
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America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America

By Jim Wallis. Brazos Press, 2016. 272 pages. $21.99/hardcover or eBook. This book is as good a summary of the history and nature of racism as I have read. It is contemporary both in covering current events of racial violence and in using up-to-date terminology such as “white fragility” and “implicit racism,” terms necessary to […]

Patience A. Schenck is a member of Annapolis (Md.) Meeting and Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Working Group on Racism. She is also a member of the Annapolis Human Relations Commission.


Posted in: Books, November 2016 Books, Quakers and Social Media
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The Limits of Forgiveness: Case Studies in the Distortion of a Biblical Ideal

By Maria Mayo. Fortress Press, 2015. 253 pages. $39/paperback; $22.99/eBook. Here we have a book that draws us into a lively exploration of forgiveness. More pointedly, what is the role of unconditional forgiveness in our lives? Many would say that unconditional forgiveness is good for our community and good for our mental health. Maria Mayo […]

Brad Sheeks is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting and enjoying retirement with his wife, Patricia McBee.


Posted in: Books, September 2016, September 2016 Books
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The Dwelling Place Within

While traveling to unusual worship places, a Friend discovers the sacred dwelling space within.

Lola Georg is a member of Media (Pa.) Meeting. Currently, she is a licensed professional counselor in private practice. Previously, she had an extensive career in financial management for nonprofit organizations, including Quaker organizations. She loves Viv Hawkins, and they live in Philadelphia, Pa.


Posted in: Features, Quaker Spaces
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Forum: June/July 2016

A resource for Quakers to connect Your feature “Quaker Works” (FJ Apr.) serves a very current need. In their reorganizations, both Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and Friends General Conference have had to lay down committees doing vital work, leaving many Friends with no way of connecting to other like-minded Quakers. “Quaker Works” provides a way to […]

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Realization

FJ Poetry: He writes in this daily devotional… 🔒 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 largest online library of Quaker information: every Friends Journal […]

Ken Gibble lives in Camp Hill, Pa.


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