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Participants at the 2018 Gathering of the Fellowship of Friends of African Descent in Philadelphia, Pa. Photo courtesy of the author.

Are We Ready to Make the Necessary Changes?

What barriers prevent a racially diverse Religious Society of Friends in the United States?

Vanessa Julye leads workshops, and speaks and writes articles on issues regarding racism. A member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, who travels under a concern for addressing racism in Quakerism with a travel minute from her meeting, Vanessa is Friends General Conference's coordinator for the Ministry on Racism, Youth, and Institutional Assessment.


Posted in: Features, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
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A Consideration of Metaphors

Our spiritual metaphors can help us experience the truth from different perspectives.

Rhiannon Grant works at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre in Birmingham, UK, supporting Quaker Roles courses and the Centre for Research in Quaker Studies. She is a member of Bournville Meeting, part of Central England Area Meeting, and Britain Yearly Meeting. Her book on Quaker theology, _Telling the Truth about God_, will be published in March 2019.


Posted in: Features, Quakers and Christianity
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Forum December 2018

Letters from our readers. 馃敀 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please [鈥

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Mary Dearden Shaw

Shaw鈥擬ary Dearden Shaw, 92, on April 3, 2018, in State College, Pa. Mardy was born on November 14, 1925, in [鈥

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Darlington Hoopes Jr.

Hoopes鈥擠arlington Hoopes Jr., 90, on December 27, 2017, in West Reading, Pa. Darl was born on January 1, 1927, in [鈥

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Wilmer Stratton

Stratton鈥擶ilmer Stratton, 85, on March 14, 2018, at Kendal at Lexington in Lexington, Va. Wil was born on June 4, [鈥

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Elizabeth Niaz Bagshaw

Bagshaw鈥擡lizabeth Niaz Bagshaw, 84, on December 6, 2017, in Seattle, Wash. Liz was born on May 27, 1933, in Amsterdam, [鈥

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Alan Price. Photo courtesy of Earlham College.

News, September 2018

Alan Price resigns as Earlham College President; Baltimore Yearly Meeting approves minute on transgender rights


Posted in: News, September 2018
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Donald Paul Irish

Irish鈥擠onald Paul Irish, 97, on April 14, 2017, in Saint Paul, Minn. Don was born on July 31, 1919, in [鈥

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Open for Liberation: A View from Britain

It may come as a surprise, but people are interested in Friends.

Tim Gee is a member of Britain Yearly Meeting and was the 2017 George Gorman Lecturer. His third book, Why I Am a Pacifist, will be published next year.


Posted in: Features, Going Viral with Quakerism
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