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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].

Posted in: Among Friends, January 2017: Quakers in the Workplace
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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, January 2017: 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.

Posted in: Features, January 2017: Quakers in the Workplace
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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 […]

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: November 2016 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Quakers and Social Media
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Lois Virginia Plumb Stanton

Stanton—Lois Virginia Plumb Stanton, 93, on July 26, 2016, in Wallingford, Pa. Lois was born on August 14, 1922, in […]

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Author Paul Buckley reads “Why Quakers Stopped Voting”

FJ Podcast: In 1762, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting approved a minute stating: “Liberty of conscience being … essential to the well‐being […]

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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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News June/July 2016

Demonstrations, conferences, appointments, and Quakers on U.S. money.

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Fall Down Seven Times

A story about failure, dead ends, and misunderstandings.

Amy Ward Brimmer, of Fallsington (Pa.) Meeting, has investigated meditation and mindful movement since childhood, and has practiced Alexander Technique for 25 years. She has taught at Yale, Villanova, Brooklyn College, and along the Delaware Canal. Her program, Moving Into Mindfulness, is a popular workshop at the FGC Gathering, and is available to Quaker groups and meetings, as well as in the wider public sphere.

Posted in: Features, Spiritual Nurture / Quaker Training
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