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A Matter of Trust

Among Friends: Our introduction to the February 2018 issue.

Gabriel Ehri is executive director of Friends Journal: [email protected]


Posted in: Among Friends, February 2018
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Viewpoint: Influencing People Who Shape Public Policy

Tips to make sure one’s advocacy actually influences policymakers.

Barbara Hildt is a member of Amesbury (Mass.) Meeting who was elected five times to serve from 1983-1993 as Massachusetts state representative for First Essex District.


Posted in: February 2018, Viewpoint
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Challenging Conflicts in Our Meeting

A meeting looks for guidance on handling a disruptive member. 🔒

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

Letters from readers. 🔒


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 […]

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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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