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Members can download the full PDF or read any article online (see links below). Features: “Nurturing Growth and Healing through Stories” by Astuti Bijlefeld, “Balancing Acts” by Ruthe Schoder-Ehri, “Meeting for Worship for Healing” by Richard K. Lee and Sarah M. Lloyd, “The Cost of a Healing Gift” by John Jeremiah Edminster. Poetry: “A Day of Waiting” […]
FJ Members can download the full PDF of the April issue or read any article online.
Posted in: Full Access, Healing
A largely forgotten Quaker practice brings healing and wholeness once more.
Richard K. Lee and Sarah M. (Sally) Lloyd are members of Red Cedar Meeting in Lansing, Mich.
Posted in: Features, Healing
Viewpoint: Uncovering a new dimension of meeting. 🔒 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 […]
Friends share what their meetings are reading.
How does an internalized sense of rules influence the quality of meeting for worship?
Debbie Humphries is a member of Hartford (Conn.) Meeting. She carries a concern for the strength and vitality of the Religious Society of Friends. Her experience traveling among Friends has provided an opportunity to hear how the Spirit is moving among us, and to reflect deeply on how our practices—our forms—both nurture and limit the life of the Spirit among us.
Posted in: August 2014, Features
We’ve been sharing our most-read articles of 2012 on Facebook and Twitter. Here they are along with highlights from the issues in which they originally appeared.
Posted in: Online Features
My thoughts about Friends United Meeting and its relationship with Friends in New England have changed a lot over the last six or seven years. As a lifelong Quaker, I’ve always been aware, to varying extents, of our role in FUM and its role in our yearly meeting. But my first real interaction with FUM […]
Hannah Zwirner is a lifelong attender of Beacon Hill Meeting in Boston and of New England Yearly Meeting. She is currently studying religion and history at Harvard Extension School. Over the years as she has grown into the adult community in NEYM, she has felt a strong calling to help the yearly meeting learn to communicate effectively with each other and to involve Young Adult Friends in both worship and business.
Posted in: Features
Sitting is essential to life as a primate. The fact that we have the ischial tuberosity—the “sitz bone”—is perhaps as important to the evolution of Homo sapiens as is the opposable thumb. We can sit, eat, and ponder—it’s what makes us human. But no one pays attention to sitting. People write books about almost every […]
James Zug, a member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting, is the author of six books, including The Long Conversation: 125 Years of Sidwell Friends School, 1883–2008. His latest book, Run to the Roar: Coaching to Overcome Fear, was published in November 2010.
Posted in: Features
A woman sits in the circle, waiting, hands resting in her lap. A burgundy wool shawl flows over her shoulders, its tips nestling on her forearms. She has traveled far to be in this circle, in this chair by the window, to wait in expectant silence. She and three men and three women have been […]
Joy Belle Conrad-Rice is a member of Vernon Meeting in Kelowna, B.C., Canada.
Posted in: Features
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