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Faith and Practice: Leaving worship in a state of discontent. 🔒 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: […]
Elliott Robertson is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting. He is a writer, poet, and workshop leader. His article “Grateful for the Light of Christ” was published by Daily Word in August 2016.
Posted in: AFSC Centennial, Faith and Practice
By Margery Post Abbott. James Backhouse Lecture, 2016. 52 pages. $14/pamphlet; $8/eBook. The two words in this title seem so antithetical—one so ordinary, one so formidable. Yet it is just this perceived incompatibility that provides both the space and the energy for Abbott to explore what prophetic ministry has meant and might continue to mean […]
Laura Jackson is a member of Merion (Pa.) Meeting and serves as clerk of its Beliefs into Action Committee. She is also a member of Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT).
Posted in: AFSC Centennial, April 2017 Books, Books
By J. Brent Bill. Eerdmans, 2016. 159 pages. $15.99/paperback or eBook. Brent Bill’s writing style gets right to the point in Holy Silence, using language that Quaker meeting members and attenders will recognize. But Bill makes a point of addressing this book to all, as in anyone and everyone. As in our shared belief in […]
By D. L. Mayfield. HarperOne, 2016. 224 pages. $14.99/paperback; $9.99/eBook. [Buy on Quakerbooks] I grew up an Evangelical Friend. Despite sitting through countless missionary presentations, I, unlike D. L. Mayfield, had no interest in becoming a missionary. In fact, when everyone else in the congregation was singing “I’ll go where you want me to go, […]
Brent Bill is Friends General Conference’s associate secretary for communications, publications, and outreach. A member of West Newton (Ind.) Meeting, his newest book is Holy Silence: The Gift of Quaker Spirituality (Second Edition).
Posted in: Books, March 2017 Books, Race and Anti-Racism
Muhlhausen—Edgar Kirton Muhlhausen, 97, on September 26, 2016, in Moravian Village in Bethlehem, Pa. Kirt was born on June 11, 1919, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He graduated from Brooklyn Technical School and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering at Lehigh University. During World War II he fulfilled his military service by teaching at Robert […]
A former Friends School teacher decides to let his life speak in a public school.
Mike Mangiaracina is an attender of Adelphi (Md.) Meeting. He taught for ten years in two Friends schools before being called to teach in Washington, D.C.’s public schools, where he has been teaching elementary school math and science for nine years.
Posted in: Features, Quakers in the Workplace
Giving is a response of gratefulness to God for life and its blessings.
Mike Moyer and his wife, Deb, have lived in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for 25 years where they attend College Avenue Friends Church. Mike recently retired from teaching at William Penn University. He has served on the board of trustees of the Pickett Endowment for Quaker Leadership since 1995 and as coordinator since 2007.
Posted in: Features, Giving and Philanthropy
Bringing faithfulness and witness to communications on social media. 🔒 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 […]
Kathleen Wooten (Fresh Pond Meeting in Cambridge, Mass.) carries a concern for how we are faithful in virtual and actual community, and lets her life speak, tweet, and post as faithfully as she is able. Her occasional blog can be found at quakerkathleen.wordpress.com. She also serves as events coordinator of New England Yearly Meeting.
Posted in: Features, Quakers and Social Media
How do we reach out to younger Friends struggling to find a local community?
Greg Woods is a lifelong Quaker whose leading is toward campus ministry. He is currently starting a network of Quaker campus ministries. A member of Columbia (Mo.) Meeting, he attends First Friends Meeting of Greensboro, N.C., with his wife, Jenn Bonsall, and their infant daughter, Margaret Rae Bonsall. He can be contacted at [email protected].
Posted in: Features, Quakers and Social Media
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