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Center Yourself

My journey through my Quaker faith and education all started in nursery school. I went to a small Quaker nursery school. It鈥檚 the kind of place where I sat on my teacher鈥檚 lap, and the room was filled with worn wooden blocks with a certain cozy smell I can still remember. There鈥檚 a beautiful meetinghouse [鈥

Naomi Brangan, Grade 7, Buckingham Friends School, member of Wrightstown Meeting in Newtown, Pa.


Posted in: Student Voice Project 2018, Student Voices Project, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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Thomas Arthur Ryan Jr.

Ryan鈥擳homas Arthur Ryan Jr., 77, on October 17, 2017, in State College, Pa., of pneumonia, with his wife, Lauri, holding his hand. Tom was born on June 12, 1940, in Ithaca, N.Y., to Mary Shaw and Thomas Arthur Ryan Sr. Growing up in a nonreligious household, he became a Methodist as a student of Wesleyan University [鈥

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News, March 2018

News of Friends: Yearly Meetings newsletter project; Quaker podcasts; Peacemaking panel; Appointment. 馃敀 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you鈥檒l get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world鈥檚 largest online library [鈥

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The Fearless Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Dwarf Who Became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist

By Marcus Rediker. Beacon Press, 2017. 194 pages. $26.95/hardcover; $25.99/eBook. Should readers choose to read this compelling biography鈥攁nd those who see this review are hereby forewarned not to deny themselves that experience鈥攖hey should approach it carefully, wearing asbestos gloves. It glows red hot, both in subject matter and its author鈥檚 approach. Let鈥檚 deal with the [鈥

Larry Ingle is an historian of Quakerism whose most recent publication is Nixon鈥檚 First Cover-up: The Religious Life of a Quaker President. A member of Chattanooga (Tenn.) Meeting, he is retired from the history department of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.


Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2017, September 2017 Books
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Gertrude Parnell Marshall

Marshall鈥擥ertrude Parnell Marshall, 104, on September 28, 2016, in Medford, N.J. Gertrude was born on August 3, 1912, in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa., to Eva Gertrude Magoun and Willis Jonas Parnell. She grew up in Philadelphia, graduated second in her class from Germantown High School in 1930, and went to Bryn Mawr College on a full [鈥

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Finally Breaking Down the Hedge?

Have our Quaker institutions finally become obsolete?

Thomas D. Hamm is professor of history and director of Special Collections at Earlham College and a member of West Richmond (Ind.) Meeting in the New Association of Friends.


Posted in: Features, June/July 2017: Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem
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A Lenape among the Quakers: The Life of Hannah Freeman

By Dawn G. Marsh. University of Nebraska Press, 2014. 240 pages. $27.95/hardcover; $17.95/paperback or eBook. William Penn鈥檚 Peaceable Kingdom is a keystone of the Quaker myth. Made most memorable in Benjamin West鈥檚 famous painting Penn鈥檚 Treaty with the Indians, it projects the comfortable notion that colonial Quakers had a benign, harmonious, and mutually respectful relationship with [鈥

Neal Burdick is retired as senior writer/editor at St. Lawrence University, where he continues to teach advanced writing. Also a freelance writer and editor, he lives in Canton, N.Y., where he is a member of St. Lawrence Valley Meeting in Potsdam, N.Y., an allowed meeting under the care of Ottawa Meeting in Ontario, Canada.


Posted in: June/July 2017 Books, June/July 2017: Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem
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Among Friends: Venturing Outside Our Comfort Zones

An introduction to the February 2017 issue.

Gabriel Ehri is executive director of Friends Journal.


Posted in: Among Friends, February 2017
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Among Friends: Convicted Friends

Our introduction to the issue.

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal. [email protected]鈥媐riendsjournal.鈥媜rg.


Posted in: Among Friends, January 2017: Quakers in the Workplace
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The Amateur Quaker

An interview with Philadelphia Yearly Meeting鈥檚 Zachary Dutton.

Zachary T. Dutton is a leader, scholar, experienced organizer, and imaginary dog owner who works toward connected society in an isolated age. He serves as associate secretary for Program and Religious Life at Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (pym鈥.org). He is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting. He was interviewed by Friends Journal senior editor Martin Kelley.


Posted in: Features, January 2017: Quakers in the Workplace
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