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Drugs and the Practice of Spiritual Discernment

When can drugs bring us closer to God?

Joe McHugh lives in Minnesota, writes frequently for a variety of publications, and his book, Startled by God: Wisdom from Unexpected Places, was published in 2013. He has served in interim leadership positions at Friends School of Minnesota and Carolina Friends School.

Posted in: Drugs, Features
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The Tao of Trauma: A Practitioner’s Guide for Integrating Five Element Theory and Trauma Treatment

By Alaine D. Duncan with Kathy L. Kain. North Atlantic Books, 2019. 352 pages. $21.95/paperback; $14.99/eBook.

Karie Firoozmand is the Book Review Editor.

Posted in: Drugs, January 2020 Book Reviews, Quaker Book Reviews
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James, William, and Ellie Bradley looking out over Lake George in New York, summer 2014. Photos courtesy of the author.

I Am a Quaker

Young Friends and religious identity.

Melinda Wenner Bradley is a member of West Chester (Pa.) Meeting and serves as the youth religious life coordinator for Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. She is a co-founder of the Quaker Religious Education Collaborative (QREC), and the director of communications and training for Faith & Play Stories.

William Bradley is an attender at West Chester (Pa.) Meeting and a seventh grade student at Westtown School. James Bradley is a member of West Chester (Pa.) Meeting and a tenth grade student at Westtown School. Ellie Bradley is a member of West Chester (Pa.) Meeting and a first-year student at Barnard College.

Posted in: Features, Quaker Kids
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Barbara Cooper Rosen

Rosen—Barbara Cooper Rosen, 89, on December 19, 2018, peacefully, at home in Ashland, Ore. Barbara was born on April 10, […]

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Your Gift

FJ Poetry: “Each day / I wake to / is a gift…”

Mary Timberlake lives in Princeton, N.J.

Posted in: Poetry, QuakerSpeak at Five
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The Doctor of Flowers

By Rachel Blum. 3: A Taos Press, 2018. 99 pages. $24/paperback. In her splendid poetry collection The Doctor of Flowers, […]

Bob Dixon-Kolar is an assistant professor of English at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Ill. He and his family are members of Evanston (Ill.) Meeting.

Posted in: August 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, QuakerSpeak at Five
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Surprised by Joy

A family tragedy unleashes a flood of unexpected emotions and lessons.

Kat Griffith is a member of Winnebago Worship Group in east central Wisconsin, a high school teacher, and former homeschooler. She has previously written for Friends Journal about Northern Yearly Meeting's relationship with Salvadoran Friends and "Conversations from the Heartland," a series of discussions with conservative Christian homeschooling friends.

An earlier version of this article appeared in the November 2016 issue of What Canst Thou Say?

Posted in: Features, February 2019
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The Light Will Rip You Up

Navigating anorexia with Simone Weil

Caroline Morris attended Portland Seminary of George Fox University, where she wrote a thesis on the connection between anorexia and asceticism, and is a current student at Earlham School of Religion.

Posted in: Books That Have Changed Us, Features
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A Gathering of Spirits: The Friends General Conferences 1896–1950

By Douglas Gwyn. QuakerPress of FGC, 2018. 316 pages. $20/paperback. Doug Gwyn is the ideal writer to tackle this project. […]

Gwen Gosney Erickson is the Friends Historical Collection librarian and archivist at Guilford College and a member of Friendship Meeting in Greensboro, N.C.

Posted in: Books That Have Changed Us, November 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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All Around Us

By Xelena González, illustrated by Adriana M. Garcia. Cinco Puntos Press, 2017. 32 pages. $17.95/hardcover or eBook. Recommended for ages […]

Emmy Gay is a member of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Meeting.

Posted in: May 2018 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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