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Contempt Is a Bitter-Tasting Word

Rebuilding community among people who do not agree.

J. E. McNeil is an attorney and a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) with a master’s in conflict transformation from Eastern Mennonite University. She has trained thousands in different matters around the country and is currently providing training by request on “Conversations with the Other.”


Posted in: Features, September 2018
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Writing Opp: Quakers and Christianity (due 9/17)

It’s a series of questions that has dogged Friends since we did away with clergy and started calling baptism a […]

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.


Posted in: From the Editor's Desk
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God Sightings on the Hiking Trail

Reflection: Life is dark and life is full of light. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ […]

Bernadette Kero is a retired nurse and has been a regular attendee at Klamath Falls Friends Church in Oregon for three years. She’s a member of the Peace and Social Concerns Committee and enjoys volunteering at Friends Food Pantry and hiking.


Posted in: Going Viral with Quakerism, Reflection
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No Such Thing as Silence?

Silence is not always silent.

Kevin Holm-Hudson is a professor of music theory at the University of Kentucky. He attends Lexington (Ky.) Meeting.


Posted in: Creativity and the Arts
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Sometimes Amazing Things Happen: Heartbreak and Hope on the Bellevue Hospital Psychiatric Prison Ward

By Elizabeth Ford. Regan Arts, 2017. 247 pages. $27.95/hardcover; $16.99/paperback; $14.99/eBook. How many of us could survive one day in […]

Carl Blumenthal is a member of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Meeting and a reporter on mental healthcare.


Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, June/July 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Spirit?

Spirit seems to have assumed a major office among Friends.

Ann Birch is a member of El Paso (Texas) Meeting; she is an academic reference librarian, grandmother, and actor in local theater.


Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, Viewpoint
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Center Yourself

My journey through my Quaker faith and education all started in nursery school. I went to a small Quaker nursery […]

Naomi Brangan, Grade 7, Buckingham Friends School, member of Wrightstown Meeting in Newtown, Pa.


Posted in: Student Voice Project 2018, Student Voices Project, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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Gianna-Katsock

Our D.C. Family

Signs passed by as we continued to drive on the bumpy road. It was a dreary, dark, foggy day. The […]

Gianna Katsock, Grade 6, Sidwell Friends School


Posted in: Student Voice Project 2018, Student Voices Project, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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Jadyn-Williams

Comfort in Diversity

This is my first year at Westtown School. I am a proud Christian who goes to church and worships God. […]

Jadyn Williams, Grade 9, Westtown School


Posted in: Student Voice Project 2018, Student Voices Project, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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All Teammates Deserve Respect

Five years ago, I tried out for a new hockey team. When I walked through the glass doors of the […]

William Reardon, Grade 8, Buckingham Friends School


Posted in: Student Voice Project 2018, Student Voices Project, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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