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Remembering a Workcamp in Tennessee

A Friend recounts an AFSC workcamp in 1949.

George H. Kurz is a retired ophthalmologist who practiced in New Jersey and was a clinical professor at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He also taught in Africa, Ecuador, the Philippines, and China. He and his wife, Elisabeth, live at Pennswood Village, a Quaker retirement community in Pennsylvania.


Posted in: AFSC Centennial, The FJ Blog
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Among Friends: Happy Birthday, AFSC

Our introduction to the issue celebrating 100 years of the American Friends Service Committee.

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.


Posted in: AFSC Centennial, Among Friends
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Death of a Patient

FJ Poetry: “I heard the news on a snowy day…”

Geoff Knowlton lives in聽Princeton, Mass.


Posted in: AFSC Centennial, Poetry
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The Market as God

By Harvey Cox. Harvard University Press, 2016. 278 pages. $26.95/hardcover or eBook. [Buy on QuakerBooks] The ancient view of the world as populated by mysterious forces that need appeasement for their fickle moods鈥攖he gods鈥攐ften makes little sense to me as a contemporary Westerner. Yet one such implacable, persistent, and nearly omnipresent force is alive and […]

Chris Mohr is a member of Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., and is a trustee of Friends Publishing Corporation.


Posted in: Books, March 2017 Books, Race and Anti-Racism
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Among Friends: Venturing Outside Our Comfort Zones

An introduction to the February 2017 issue.

Gabriel Ehri is executive director of聽Friends Journal.


Posted in: Among Friends, February 2017
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Teaching Peace: Students Exchange Letters with Their Teacher

By Colman McCarthy. Vanderbilt University Press, 2015. 194 pages. $22.95/paperback; $9.99/eBook. This book is not a 鈥渘ew release,鈥 per se, but its arrival in my mailbox was very timely. I read it while cable news and the Internet were filled with stories about still more black men being killed by police, and with the stories […]

David Austin is a member of Haddonfield (N.J.) Meeting. He lives in Marlton, N.J., where he teaches middle school world history and Holocaust studies.


Posted in: January 2017 Books, Quakers in the Workplace
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7 Advices for Online Gospel Ministry

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聽year of聽Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world鈥檚 largest online library of Quaker聽information: every聽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
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Walking Cheerfully Over the Web

Community management in the manner of Friends. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A聽year of聽Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world鈥檚 largest online library of Quaker聽information: every聽Friends Journal ever […]

Isaac Smith is a member of Frederick Meeting in Frederick, Md., where he lives with his wife and son.


Posted in: Features, Quakers and Social Media
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Reaching Out and Across

The shock of 9/11 inspired a friendship program between a Friends school and Islamic school that endures.

Jane Fremon, a member of Princeton (N.J.) Meeting, has served as head of school at Princeton Friends School since its founding in 1987. She has also served Friends schools broadly through her association with Friends Council on Education.


Posted in: Crossing Cultures, Features
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News, August 2016

News of Friends. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A聽year of聽Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world鈥檚 largest online library of Quaker聽information: every聽Friends Journal ever published, going back to […]


Posted in: News, Quaker Spaces
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