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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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Milestones February 2016

Births, marriages, and deaths.

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The author (center) at FCNL's Quaker Public Policy Institute and Lobby Day in Washington, D.C., November 2015.

Political Change through the Power of Stories

A Friend finds new confidence in her voice as a citizen.

Joey Hartmann-Dow is an artist and activist living in Philadelphia, Pa. She is an organizer with FCNL's Advocacy Corps, bringing community members together to communicate with members of Congress about the urgent need for bipartisan climate action. Joey is a member of Lehigh Valley Meeting in Bethlehem, Pa. Follow her work for climate change at earth4president.tumblr.com.

Posted in: Features, January 2016: Quakers and the Political Process
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Collaboration in Action

Religious Education

Christel Jorgenson, a member of Friends Meeting at Cambridge (Mass.), was the youth and education secretary for New England Yearly Meeting for a long spell, and now happily helps with family worship at her meeting. She spends winter months at Casa de los Amigos in Mexico City, Mexico, where she attends Mexico City Meeting.

Posted in: November 2015: Books and Pop Culture, Religious Education
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Milestones September 2015

Births, deaths, and marriages among Friends.

Births, marriages, and deaths.

Posted in: Milestones, September 2015: Reproduction and Family Planning
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Trenton Friends meetinghouse and burial ground in March 2011.

The Challenge of Celebrating Historical Wars

What does a Friends meeting do when their hometown celebrates war?

Sharon Ann Holt began attending Trenton (N.J.) Meeting upon moving to the city in 2012, having absorbed some Quaker spirit in her three years as director of the Sandy Spring Museum in Maryland. She teaches history and public history at Penn State Abington and enjoys using her professional abilities to serve the meeting.

Posted in: June/July 2015: Activists vs Mystics vs Pragmatists, Life in the Meeting
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Quaker Works May 2015

A semiannual feature dedicated to connecting Friends Journal readers to the good works of Quaker organizations.

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Forum December 2014

Letters from our readers.

Posted in: December 2014, Forum
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Forum November 2014

Letters from our readers.

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Book Clubs of Friends Meetings

Friends share what their meetings are reading.

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