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Friends Ugandan Safe Transport responds to renewed anti‚ÄźLGBTQ actions in Uganda

Friends Ugandan Safe Transport (FUST) issued a call in December 2019 for increased support to counter renewed anti‚ÄźLGBTQ pressures in [‚Ķ]

Erik Hanson and Windy Cooler are the news editors for Friends Journal. They contributed to the reporting of this story. Do you know about any Quaker news stories we should be covering? Send us tips at [email protected].

Posted in: News, The State of Quaker Institutions
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Male, Female, or Whole?

Is there a Quaker testimony that incorporates the ideal of becoming whole?

A member of Redwood Forest Meeting in Santa Rosa, Calif., Elizabeth Boardman has written a number of articles and books about Quaker faith and practice. Her latest, a thoughtful and sexy book with chapters on androgyny and leadings, is called Barbara and Elizabeth: Late Life Lovers.

Posted in: Drugs, Reflection
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Forum, October 2019

Letters from our readers.

Posted in: Forum, Friends in Africa
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A Reluctant Minister

Reflections on performance art among Friends.

A Bible scholar, filmmaker, playwright, activist, and actor, Peterson Toscano playfully explores the serious worlds of LGBTQ issues, religion, and climate change. After spending 17 years attempting to ‚Äúde-gay‚ÄĚ himself through gay conversion therapy, he came out a quirky, queer Quaker who recognizes the power of storytelling, petersontoscano.com.

Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, Features
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Transfigurations‚ÄĒTransgressing Gender in the Bible

Written and performed by Peterson Toscano; directed by Samuel Neff. Barclay Press, 2017. 103 minutes. $20/DVD; $14.99/download; $2.99/online rental. I […]

Kody Gabriel Hersh is a queer, trans, young adult, Christian, Quaker, youth worker, writer, and activist. They are a member of Miami (Fla.) Meeting (Southeastern Yearly Meeting), currently living in Philadelphia, Pa.

Posted in: Conscience, October 2017 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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LGBTQ‚ÄźInclusive Hospice and Palliative Care: A Practical Guide to Transforming Professional Practice

By Kimberly D. Acquaviva. Harrington Park Press, 2017. 250 pages. $60/hardcover; $25/paperback; $19.99/eBook. This manual is a must read if […]

Brad Sheeks is member of Newtown (Pa.) Meeting and a retired hospice nurse.

Posted in: Conscience, October 2017 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Every person deserves a chance and the right to have that chance

Student Voices: “The America I envision is an America where all people are treated equally. It is an America where […]

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The world is constantly changing and progressing but without proper leadership, it will be very easy for our country to stumble

Student Voices: “After having countless conversations and doing extensive research, I am still confused about your priorities and whether you […]

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God Loves Us All?

The still, small voice within tells us that any work or sacrifice without love is a waste of time.

Phil Lord is the clerk of the board of American Friends Service Committee and a founding member of the Fellowship of Friends of African Descent. He currently serves as the executive director of a service and advocacy organization that works on behalf of low-income tenants.

Posted in: Features, Race and Anti-Racism
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Who Is My Neighbor?

Can we reject unacceptable actions and still find ways to touch those neighbors in pain?

Ellie Beach lives in Hiram, Ohio.

Posted in: January 2017: Quakers in the Workplace, Viewpoint
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