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Boy Bathing Under a Coco Palm

FJ Poetry: “Every morning I see him / toddling through the long damp grass”

Stephanie JT Russell lives in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Posted in: Poetry, Spiritual Nurture / Quaker Training
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(c) sumos

Being Autistic at Summer Gathering

An overload of auditory and visual stimuli threatens a Friend’s participation.

Veronica Berg is a social work student, minoring in Deaf studies at the University of Southern Maine. They sporadically attend Portland (Maine) Meeting and also worship at High Street UCC in Auburn, Maine.  Veronica was introduced to Quakerism through FLGBTQC, and remains an active Friend in that community.

Posted in: Disability and Inclusion, Features
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Cheering, Leveling, Threshing: A Weekly Hour in the Light

Lives of Friends.

Helen S. Horn and her husband are members of Athens Meeting in Chauncey, Ohio. Her plenary talk at Lake Erie Yearly Meeting, “There is a Fountain: A Quaker Life in Process," was published as a Pendle Hill pamphlet. Friendly Woman and Friends Journal have published her poems. Before retirement, she was a community counselor.

Posted in: Disability and Inclusion, Lives of Friends
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Forum, February 2016

Working one‐on‐one for change As a public librarian in the Nicetown section of Philadelphia, I see how much one‐on‐one contact […]

Letters from our readers.

Posted in: February 2016, Forum
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This Age of Insecurity

Our quiet pause can counteract a collective obsession with fights and power.

Ron McDonald is a member of Memphis (Tenn.) Meeting, frequent writer for Friends Journal, pastoral counselor, musician, and storyteller.

Posted in: Features, January 2016: Quakers and the Political Process
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Requiem, Rwanda

By Laura Apol. Michigan State University Press, 2015. 101 pages. $19.95/paperback; $15.95/eBook.   Requiem, Rwanda was a revelation for me: […]

Catherine Wald is a poet and freelance writer whose first chapbook, Distant, Burned-out Stars, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2011. She is a member of Amawalk (N.Y.) Meeting.

Posted in: January 2016 Books, January 2016: Quakers and the Political Process, Quaker Book Reviews
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Sidewalk Flowers

By JonArno Lawson, illustrated by Sydney Smith. Groundwood Books, 2015. 32 pages. $16.95/hardcover; $14.95/eBook. Recommended for ages 3–adult. Sidewalk Flowers […]

Anne Nydam is a member of Wellesley (Mass.) Meeting. A former middle school art teacher, she now stays home with her own children, while working as an artist and writer.

Posted in: December 2015 Books, December 2015: Economic Justice and Poverty, Quaker Book Reviews, Uncategorized
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Interview with Rosemary Zimmermann

Friends Journal’s new poetry editor

Rosemary Zimmerman was interviewed by Friends Journal senior editor Martin Kelley.

Posted in: Features, Interviews, November 2015: Books and Pop Culture
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Recovering Sacred Presence in a Disenchanted World

By Mary Conrow Coelho. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (Number 433), 2015. 34 pages. $7/pamphlet. Mary Coelho’s Pendle Hill pamphlet distills, for […]

Rob Pierson is a member of Albuquerque (N.M.) Meeting (Intermountain Yearly Meeting), a systems engineer, and a graduate of the Earlham School of Religion with an abiding interest in the relation of science and faith.

Posted in: November 2015 Books, November 2015: Books and Pop Culture, Quaker Book Reviews, Uncategorized
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Parts & Labor

By Letitia VanSant & the Bonafides. Self‐released, 2015. $7/digital. Download available at letitiavansant​.bandcamp​.com. Buy on FJ Amazon Store Letitia VanSant, the second (true) name […]

Patricia Morrison attends South Mountain Meeting in Ashland, Ore. A folk singer/songwriter on hiatus from touring to help create a farm, she also works with artists, writers, and creatives to help them find focus, funding, and fulfillment in their work. Learn more at innerfireouterlight.com.

Posted in: November 2015 Books, November 2015: Books and Pop Culture, Quaker Book Reviews, Uncategorized
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