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March 2018 Full Issue Access

FJ Members can download the full PDF of the March issue or read any article online. 🔒 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 […]

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A Network of Love

An Indiana witness in Palestine, remembered. 🔒 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 ever published, […]

Lois Jordan is a lifelong Quaker who grew up in Rich Square Meeting in Indiana and graduated from Earlham College. When Rich Square closed, she and her husband, Carl (now deceased), became members of New Castle (Ind.) Meeting. She presently resides at Friends Fellowship Community in Richmond, Ind., and is a member of West Richmond Meeting in Richmond, Ind. She is the author of Ramallah Teacher: The Life of Mildred White, Quaker Missionary, now out of print.


Posted in: Features, Quakers and the Holy Land
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Into a Mystery

FJ Poetry: “At the start I must enter a tunnel…”

Kathleen Gunton lives in Orange, Calif.


Posted in: Conflict and Controversy, Poetry
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Reunion: The Good News of Jesus for Seekers, Saints, and Sinners

By Bruxy Cavey. Herald Press, 2017. 207 pages. $21.99/hardcover; $18.99/eBook. This book has a conversational writing style that made me chuckle, even as there was no doubt how committed Cavey is to his subject matter. It’s interesting that no sooner did I start wincing at his use of the pronouns “him” and “his” for God […]

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Higher Order Thinking

FJ Poetry: “What if Eve, eyeing the / red lusciousness of the apple…

Katherine Murray lives in Indianapolis, Ind.


Posted in: Conscience, Poetry
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I Want You to Be: On the God of Love

By Tomáš Halík, translated by Gerald Turner. University of Notre Dame Press, 2016. 189 pages. $25/hardcover; $11.99/eBook. Tomáš Halík, a psychoanalyst and “a hidden priest” of the Roman Catholic Church during the Communist years in Czechoslovakia, is currently a professor of sociology at the Czech Republic’s premier Charles University. In reading this fine book, I […]

Tom Paxson is a member of Kendal Meeting in Kennett Square, Pa. Kendal Meeting is a member of Western Quarterly Meeting of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.


Posted in: Conscience, October 2017 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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What We Cannot Do Alone

A new way of relating is breaking through our institutional numbness.

Noah Merrill is a member of Putney (Vt.) Meeting, which has care and oversight of his service in ministry. He serves as secretary of New England Yearly Meeting.


Posted in: Features, June/July 2017: Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem
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Europe and Middle East Section annual meeting 2017. Photo by Kate McNally, courtesy of the author.

Membership as Commitment and Belonging

Is membership a pragmatic arrangement or a spiritual experience?

Marisa Johnson has been serving as secretary to Friends World Committee for Consultation Europe and Middle East Section since 2008, and this has given her the opportunity of seeing many forms of Quaker worship and community building. Membership is often a central theme in becoming and maintaining community.

The article is taken from thoughts from an address that Johnson gave to Britain Yearly Meeting Gathering in 2014.


Posted in: June/July 2017: Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem, Online Features
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By Law of Grace: A Journey with the People of the Streets, a Personal Experience

By Heidi Blocher. Apprenticeship to Jesus, 2016. 120 pages. $7 suggested donation/paperback. Heidi Blocher, a New England Friend who has traveled widely in America and Europe (and the 2010 Richard Cary lecturer at German Yearly Meeting), takes us on a journey few of us would undertake on our own. As I read this book, I […]

Brian Drayton worships with the new Souhegan Meeting in Wilton, N.H., allowed by Weare (N.H.) Meeting.


Posted in: June/July 2017 Books, June/July 2017: Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem
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The Moth Snowstorm: Nature and Joy

By Michael McCarthy. New York Review Books, 2016. 273 pages. $24.95/hardcover; $14.99/eBook. “People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.” —Iris Murdoch, A Fairly Honourable Defeat The Moth Snowstorm is not about moths, but instead is part autobiography, part nature […]

Ruah Swennerfelt is a member of Burlington (Vt.) Meeting. She currently serves as clerk of New England Yearly Meeting’s Earthcare Ministry Committee and is author of Rising to the Challenge: The Transition Movement and People of Faith.


Posted in: June/July 2017 Books, June/July 2017: Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem
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