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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聽year of聽Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world鈥檚 […]

Ellie Beach聽lives in聽Hiram, Ohio.


Posted in: Quakers in the Workplace, Viewpoint
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Quakers Respond to Orlando Shooting (Updated)

Around the web and within Friends organizations and communities, Quakers are responding to the tragic news of a mass shooting that occurred early morning on Sunday, June 12, at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. Friends Journal sees its role as an amplifier of these Quaker voices. Please let us know of other statements […]


Posted in: The FJ Blog, Unfeatured
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Proclaiming Love and Justice

A history of American Friends Service Committee’s work for LGBTQ rights and recognition.

Stephen McNeil, a member of Strawberry Creek Meeting in Berkeley, Calif., serves as AFSC鈥檚 San Francisco Wage Peace director. He has served as staff for 32 years and on a program committee for seven years. He has also served in various roles with Friends Committee on National Legislation for 16 years.

Timeline based on the work of AFSC archivist Jack Sutters.


Posted in: Features, Gender and Sexuality
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Realizing Wholeness: Reflections from a Gay Palestinian Quaker

Our souls are able to hold all the various parts of who we are.

Sa鈥檈d Atshan is a visiting assistant professor of peace and conflict studies at Swarthmore College. He is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.


Posted in: Features, October 2015
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News for September 2015

Northwest Yearly Meeting dismissal, North Carolina interfaith festival, conscientious objection anniversary, and an update on the Golden Rule restoration. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A聽year of聽Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant […]


Posted in: News, September 2015
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Toward a Pentecostal Ecclesiology

I see two ways that Quakers and the larger church can move forward in the tension of unity and diversity: liberal deconstructionism or Pentecostal ecclesiology. While both are useful and both claim to be prophetic, I am becoming convinced that a new Pentecost is the only vital way forward. To reclaim Pentecost is to reclaim […]


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Friends, Homosexuality and the Bible: An Interview with Doug Bennett

Douglas C. Bennett is President Emeritus of Earlham College and a member of First Friends in Richmond, Indiana.


Posted in: Video
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Strangers in a Strange Land

The story of my meeting is unusual, although I find it to be so in a typically Quaker manner. Rather than a recognized meeting, it is an informal, annual (on a good year, a biannual) gathering in the Serbian city of Novi Sad. We have about a dozen Friends who come mostly from Serbia and […]


Posted in: Features
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Meeting at the Center

We are all part of the same Quaker family. We are called to love one another, and to be reconciled to one another.

Bruce Birchard is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting. He recently retired after 19 years of service as General Secretary of Friends General Conference. He has been encouraged to develop the entirety of “Meeting at the Center” into a Pendle Hill pamphlet.聽This is an excerpt from “Meeting at the Center: Living Love and Reconciling One to Another,” Bruce Birchard’s plenary address at the 2011 Friends General Conference Gathering of Friends held in Iowa.


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