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Our podcast features poems and articles read by authors, along with the audio of our monthly author chat interviews. We started this service in part to make the magazine more accessible for those with vision impairments. Please share this information with friends and loved ones who might be better able to keep up with “Quaker thought and life today” through the spoken word!

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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 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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Author Gretchen Castle reads “What Unites Us”

FJ Podcast: Having grown up in a Quaker family, the daughter of a pastor in Indiana and Iowa (Friends United Meeting), I heard the language of prayers and hymns and thought-provoking sermons. And in the silent worship, I learned to listen deeply for God’s comfort and promptings and humor. I grew up with what I […]


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Author Jane Fremon reads “Reaching Out and Across”

FJ Podcast: Fifteen years ago, in the aftermath of 9/11, Sarah Hirsch, then a first grade teacher at Princeton Friends School, felt compelled to do something. Reaching out to her counterpart at the Noor-Ul-Iman School (another young independent school located north of Princeton on Route 1 on the premises of the Islamic Society of Central […]


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Author Joan Dyer Liversidge reads “A Ministry of Presence”

FJ Podcast: The Spirit of God is often found in the midst of conflict. We can find it if we are able to stand still, prayerfully listen to one another and to the divine presence among us, maintain our practice of waiting worship, and seek truth together in community.


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Author Paula Palmer reads “Quaker Indian Boarding Schools”

FJ Podcast: Last year I responded to a call that came from two sources: from Spirit, in the manner of Friends experiencing leadings, and from a coalition of Native American organizations that is working to bring about healing for Native people who still carry wounds from the Indian boarding schools.


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Author Elaine Green reads “The Quaker Family”

FJ Podcast: The experience of attending the plenary in Peru was both uplifting and comforting to me as a member of the minority Liberal branch of the Quaker family. Like far-flung cousins in the faith, we came together in love and respect, and the joy amongst us was infectious.


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Author Marjorie McKelvey Isaacs reads “Climate Change Can’t Wait for Quaker Time”

FJ PODCAST SUBSCRIPTION: ITUNES | DOWNLOAD | RSS | STITCHER FJ Podcast: I don’t want to talk about climate change, and you probably don’t want to hear about it either. Honestly, it is just too big of a problem. So how does a Quaker meeting respond constructively to such an urgent issue without getting lost […]


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Author George Lakey reads “Equality among Today’s Vikings”

FJ Podcast: When I was a young adult getting to know Friends, one of the testimonies that most surprised and intrigued me was equality. My home church had been comfortable with hierarchy. The Quakers I met dressed simply and told me stories about early Friends who’d been jailed for not showing sufficient respect to “their […]


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Author Lola Georg reads “The Dwelling Place Within”

FJ Podcast: I had the most remarkable experience the first time I stepped over the threshold of a meetinghouse. The room was quiet, and I knew that I was supposed to sit in silence. I sat down and closed my eyes. For a while, I fidgeted and tried to make myself comfortable on the bench.


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Author Chris Mohr reads “A Quaker Space for Our Time”

FJ Podcast: On October 6, 2015, I got an email from Tony Heriza, the media production director at American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). His wife, Jane Golden, directs the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, and they had a problem.


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