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Spiritual Disciplines Handbook: Practices That Transform Us (Revised and Expanded Edition)

By Adele Ahlberg Calhoun. InterVarsity Press, 2015. 352 pages. $22/paperback; $16.99/eBook. The back cover of Adele Ahlberg Calhoun’s book, Spiritual Disciplines Handbook: Practices That Transform Us, asks potential readers, “Do you desire more of God?” The many and varied spiritual disciplines contained in this collection are all directed toward transforming our deepest yearnings into worship […]

Bob Dixon-Kolar teaches writing at a community college in Illinois and is a member of Evanston (Ill.) Meeting.


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.


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Popular Protest in Palestine: The Uncertain Future of Unarmed Resistance

By Marwan Darweish and Andrew Rigby. Pluto Press, 2015. 211 pages. $28/paperback; $21.99/eBook. As a Quaker who believes in both the morality and the effectiveness of well-planned and committed nonviolent action for peace and justice, I found Popular Protest in Palestine very informative and very challenging, but also more than a little discouraging. Implicitly, the […]

Richard Taylor is a member of Germantown Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., and is active in the meeting’s task force on ending mass incarceration. Dick is also developing a website designed to encourage Christian preachers to avoid anti-Judaism in their sermons and in the church’s readings from the New Testament.


Posted in: Books, November 2016 Books, Quakers and Social Media
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Marking the Quaker Path: Seven Key Words Plus One

By Robert Griswold. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (number 439), 2016. 34 pages. $7/pamphlet. Robert Griswold offers this brief pamphlet in an attempt to show Friends, both longtime and new, that being a Quaker means being on a lifelong path of ongoing spiritual growth. His seven key words are intended to point to what is integral to […]

Marty Grundy is now a member of Wellesley (Mass.) Meeting, New England Yearly Meeting.


Posted in: Books, November 2016 Books, Quakers and Social Media
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Queer Virtue: What LGBTQ People Know About Life and Love and How It Can Revitalize Christianity

By Reverend Elizabeth M. Edman. Beacon Press, 2016. 181 pages. $25.95/hardcover; $24.99/eBook. Before we begin, let us pause for a moment to respectfully acknowledge that the common use of the word “queer” still alienates and therefore excludes some members of the sexual-minority community. I, myself, know what it means to feel disrespected by the unthinking […]

Mitchell Santine Gould is a gay and Quaker historian who is writing a book on Walt Whitman. He runs an Airbnb destination in Portland, Ore., called PDX Wheelhouse, and is the curator of Leavesofgrass.org.


Posted in: Books, November 2016 Books, Quakers and Social Media
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Walking Cheerfully Over the World

Changing Friends school policies and learning from the leadership of children. 🔒 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 […]

Jen Cort is a member and trustee at Sandy Spring (Md.) Meeting and a consultant for Quaker organizations and schools including Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Young Friends programs, Friends Council on Education, Friends Meeting School, Greene Street Friends, Sandy Spring Friends, Sidwell Friends, and William Penn Charter.


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This Changes Everything

Directed by Avi Lewis, written and narrated by Naomi Klein. Klein Lewis Productions, 2015. 89 minutes. $9.99 to buy or $4.99 to rent on Amazon or iTunes; free for home showings of 30 people or fewer. I had an interesting encounter recently with the concept of continuing revelation. Why would the movement of Spirit inwardly […]

Karie Firoozmand is a member of Stony Run Meeting in Baltimore, Md., and of Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Unity with Nature Committee.


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Guns and Pepper Spray

Teetering on the threshold of peace and self-defense.

Seres Kyrie lives in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin with her family. She is a member of Madison (Wis.) Meeting.


Posted in: Features, February 2016
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Among Friends: Progress in the Direction of Love

An introduction to the issue by our associate editor.

Gail Whiffen Coyle is associate editor of Friends Journal.


Posted in: Among Friends, Quakers and the Political Process
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