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New Worldwide Quaker Map Released

Friends World Committee for Consultation released a new map of worldwide Quaker population figures, its first such release since 2012.


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Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good

By Chuck Collins. Chelsea Green Publishing, 2016. 267 pages. $17.95/paperback or eBook. Once, when two Friends from Kenya were visiting, I had a phone call on which for some reason I said “I’m not rich.” I immediately wondered what my guests thought, and asked them “Am I rich?” It was very clear that I didn’t […]

Mary Gilbert is a member of Friends Meeting at Cambridge (Mass.), and has been active on monthly and yearly meeting committees, and on the steering committee of Quaker Earthcare Witness. Mary is married to David White, has a son, a daughter-in-law, and a grandson. Mary will sing at the drop of a hat.


Posted in: August 2017 Books, Books, The Art of Dying
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I Am Not a Religious Person

The literalness of religion vs. the litheness of spirituality.

Sarah Pennock Neuville is a junior at Garden Spot High School in New Holland, Pa., in her third year as a percussionist for marching, concert, and pit orchestra. She is a member of Kennett (Pa.) Meeting. She would like to be an engineer in neurogenetics and neurobiology.


Posted in: Features, February 2017
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What Unites Us

If we want a world without war, we must first accept our own Quaker family.

Gretchen Castle serves as general secretary of Friends World Committee for Consultation–World Office in London, which works across the four section offices around the world and represents Friends at the world level. Gretchen is a member of Doylestown (Pa.) Meeting.


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Among Friends: A Quaker Community in Intervention and Recovery

An introduction to the issue.

Gabriel Ehri is executive director of Friends Journal.


Posted in: Among Friends, September 2016
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Unlacing the Heart: Connecting with What Really Matters

By Henry B. Freeman. John’s Press, 2015. 130 pages. $14.95/paperback. Unlacing the Heart: Connecting with What Really Matters is Henry Freeman’s first book. He is a fundraising consultant, a philanthropist and a Quaker. He illustrates through personal stories the significant and meaningful connections we experience in our lives, and how those connections shape who we […]

Ann Venable is the development director for Baltimore Yearly Meeting. She has been a professional fundraiser for many years.


Posted in: April 2016 Books, Books, Spiritual Nurture / Quaker Training
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John Howard Huffman

Huffman—John Howard Huffman, 74, on October 29, 2015, in Springfield, Mo., peacefully set free from a long struggle with Alzheimer’s. John was born on January 3, 1941, in Oskaloosa, Iowa, to Ardyth L. Praay and Herbert S. Huffman, a Quaker minister whose ministry and work with American Friends Service Committee and Friends United Meeting took […]

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Quaker Works May 2015

A semiannual feature dedicated to connecting Friends Journal readers to the good works of Quaker organizations.

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Returning Home Changed

Returning home doesn’t mean leaving the journey behind. Podcast and video author chat available.

Rachel Guaraldi is a practitioner and scholar of peace-building, interreligious dialogue, and community development. She is a member of Beacon Hill Meeting in Boston, Mass., and is currently part of a clinical pastoral education program in Boston where she is training to be a hospital chaplain.


Posted in: Features, February 2015
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Nairobi West

Ashley Wilcox reflects on the warm welcome she found at Nairobi West Friends Church in Kenya.

Ashley M. Wilcox is presiding clerk of Freedom Friends Church in Salem, Oregon, and a graduate of the School of the Spirit Ministry’s program, “On Being a Spiritual Nurturer.” She carries a concern for supporting ministers in the Religious Society of Friends, and writes regularly about her spiritual journey on her blog, questforadequacy.blogspot.com.


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