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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, 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.聽$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 […]

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, 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聽Friends Journal.


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

Our introduction to the issue.

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The Amateur Quaker

An interview with Philadelphia Yearly Meeting’s 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.org). He is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting. He was interviewed by Friends Journal senior editor Martin Kelley.


Posted in: Features, Quakers in the Workplace
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To Be Useful with Proper Concern

Inspiration in a family history of being “useful” and “worthy.”

Jeremy Evans is a junior at Haverford College. A 2014 alum of Westtown School, he attends Westtown Meeting when home in nearby Glen Mills, Pa. He considers himself a student, f/Friend, athlete, musician, listener, thinker, debater, nature lover, traveler, and entrepreneur, striving imperfectly to alleviate suffering, bring joy, and create sustained peace.


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Learning from Old Masters

By Jane Elkington Wohl. Fithian Press, 2016. 76 pages. $14/paperback. This book is aptly titled. The author, a member of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting who lives in Wyoming, firmly places herself among a long poetic and artistic tradition. She acknowledges her debts to various predecessors and celebrates the continuation of the poetic quest in traditional forms, […]

Catherine Wald is a poet and freelance writer whose first chapbook, Distant, Burned-out Stars, was published by Finishing Line Press. She is a member of Amawalk (N.Y.) Meeting.


Posted in: Books, November 2016 Books, Quakers and Social Media
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Lois Virginia Plumb Stanton

Stanton鈥擫ois Virginia Plumb Stanton, 93, on July 26, 2016, in Wallingford, Pa. Lois was born on August 14, 1922, in New Canaan, Conn. She graduated from Wilson College in 1943 with a bachelor鈥檚 in foreign language (she ultimately spoke five) and studied for a master鈥檚 in relief and rehabilitation at Haverford College, one of the […]

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Author Paul Buckley reads “Why Quakers Stopped Voting”

FJ Podcast: In 1762, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting approved a minute stating: 鈥淟iberty of conscience being . . . essential to the well-being of religious societies, we . . . therefore advise and exhort all in profession with us, to decline the acceptance of any office or station in civil government, the duties of which are […]


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Why Quakers Stopped Voting

Friends have long wrestled with the moral implications of voting.

Paul Buckley is a member of Community Friends Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of numerous articles and books on Quaker history, faith, and practice. His most recent book is The Essential Elias Hicks.


Posted in: Crossing Cultures, Features
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