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Challenging Conflicts in Our Meeting

A meeting looks for guidance on handling a disruptive member. 🔒 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: […]

This article was written by four longtime members of a Midwestern monthly meeting. The authors have chosen not to identify themselves or their meeting in order to maintain confidentiality.

Editors’ Note: Friends Journal publishes anonymous articles only in rare cases. We have confirmed the basic outlines of this case.


Posted in: Conflict and Controversy, Features
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Forum November 2017

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Posted in: Forum, Quaker Libraries
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Library as Metaphor

A 180-year-old Quaker library begins a new chapter.

Gwen Gosney Erickson is the Friends Historical Collection librarian and college archivist at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C., where she is a member of Hege Library’s leadership team. She is a member of Greensboro’s Friendship Meeting and currently serves as clerk of North Carolina Yearly Meeting (Conservative). She lives in Greensboro.


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Escaping the Dusty Bookcase

Queries for Friends to consider as they discern how to maintain a meeting library.

Gwen Gosney Erickson is the Friends Historical Collection Librarian and College Archivist at Guilford College where she is a member of Hege Library’s leadership team. She is a member of Friendship Meeting and currently serves as clerk of North Carolina Yearly Meeting (Conservative). She lives in Greensboro, N.C.


Posted in: Online Features, Quaker Libraries
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Let’s Be Salt

Learning, teaching, and practicing the extraordinary power of nonviolence.

A former peace studies teacher at Pendle Hill center in Wallingford, Pa., Daniel O. Snyder is now a pastoral counselor in Black Mountain, N.C. He is the author of the Pendle Hill pamphlet Quaker Witness as Sacrament. He is a member of Swannanoa Valley Meeting in Black Mountain.


Posted in: Conscience, Features
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New Worldwide Quaker Map Released

Friends World Committee for Consultation released a new map of worldwide Quaker population figures, its first such release since 2012.


Posted in: Blogs, Unfeatured
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David Marshall Culp Jr.

Culp—David Marshall Culp Jr., on February 6, 2017, in his apartment on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. David was born on March 15, 1950, in Huntington, Ind., and during his time in Indiana he lobbied the state legislature to preserve the environment. He moved to Washington in the late ’80s and worked tirelessly on reducing […]

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Heaven-based Living

A brief glimpse of eternity inspires a search for understanding.

Michael Resman is a member of Rochester (Minn.) Meeting and an editor for What Canst Thou Say? His books include A Contemporary Mysticism.


Posted in: Features, The Art of Dying
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Swarthmore Hall, in North West England, organizational center of the early Friends movement. Photo Martin Kelley.

ePublishers of Truth

The shared lessons of strengthening a movement among Friends.

Kathleen Wooten is a member of Fresh Pond Meeting in Cambridge, Mass. She travels extensively among Friends with a concern for how we connect both digitally and face-to-face. She also serves New England Yearly Meeting as events coordinator and social media manager. Kathleen shares her travels and learning at quakerkathleen.wordpress.com.


Posted in: Online Features, Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem
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The Moth Snowstorm: Nature and Joy

By Michael McCarthy. New York Review Books, 2016. 273 pages. $24.95/hardcover; $14.99/eBook. “People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.” —Iris Murdoch, A Fairly Honourable Defeat The Moth Snowstorm is not about moths, but instead is part autobiography, part nature […]

Ruah Swennerfelt is a member of Burlington (Vt.) Meeting. She currently serves as clerk of New England Yearly Meeting’s Earthcare Ministry Committee and is author of Rising to the Challenge: The Transition Movement and People of Faith.


Posted in: June/July 2017 Books, Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem
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