By Krista Tippett. Penguin Press, 2016. 288 pages. $28/hardcover; $17/paperback; $12.99/eBook. “I’m a person who listens for a living. . . . This book chronicles some of what I’ve learned.” These are a few of the introductory words written by someone who to many Friends may not need introduction. The voices she listens to are […]
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William Shetter is a member of Bloomington (Ind.) Meeting. He is still trying to become wiser, and now and then even succeeds.
Posted in: November 2017 Books, Quaker Libraries
Learning, teaching, and practicing the extraordinary power of nonviolence.
A former peace studies teacher at Pendle Hill center in Wallingford, Pa., Daniel O. Snyder is now a pastoral counselor in Black Mountain, N.C. He is the author of the Pendle Hill pamphlet Quaker Witness as Sacrament. He is a member of Swannanoa Valley Meeting in Black Mountain.
Posted in: Conscience, Features
By His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams. Avery, 2016. 368 pages. $26/hardcover; $13.99/eBook. I know I am not alone among f/Friends in my desire to cultivate more joy in my own life and in the lives of those around me. In The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a […]
Lauren Brownlee is a member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting and the DC Peace Team. She also serves on Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Peace and Social Concerns Committee.
Posted in: Books, Conscience, October 2017 Books
Working in the earth keeps a Friend grounded.
Katie Green is a member and past clerk of Worcester (Mass.) Meeting. She is a storyteller, teacher, and grandmother. Katie taught First-day school in Worcester and edited the Worcester Meeting newsletter. She and her husband, Phil Stone, also attend Clearwater Meeting in Dunedin, Fla.
Posted in: Earthcare, September 2017
A brief glimpse of eternity inspires a search for understanding.
Michael Resman is a member of Rochester (Minn.) Meeting and an editor for What Canst Thou Say? His books include A Contemporary Mysticism.
Posted in: Features, The Art of Dying
God heals in unexpected ways.
Betsy Blake builds websites and communication strategies for companies and organizations trying to do good in the world. Her photojournalism work was recently featured on CNN and NBC news. Betsy lives in Greensboro, N.C., and is a member of First Friends Meeting. Learn more about Betsy at betsyblake.com.
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Posted in: Features, The Art of Dying
By Andrew Newberg and Mark Robert Waldman. Avery, 2016. 288 pages. $26/hardcover; $17.99/paperback; $12.99/eBook. “Based on our scientific evidence, I now believe that the stories found in sacred texts describing Enlightenment are real in that they are related to specific neurological events that can permanently change the structure and functioning of the brain.” How many […]
Phila Hoopes is a freelance copywriter, Reiki practitioner, and gardener with a passion for deep ecumenism and deep ecology. She is a member of Homewood Meeting in Baltimore, Md.
Posted in: August 2017 Books, Books, The Art of Dying
An experiment with online programmed meeting for worship.
Rachel Guaraldi is an interfaith hospital chaplain, Quaker minister, and spiritual director. As a lifelong Quaker and member of Beacon Hill Meeting in Boston, Mass., Rachel has facilitated dialogue among Quaker, ecumenical, and interfaith communities for over a decade. To join and participate in the online programmed meeting for worship, please visit rachelguaraldi.com/pmfw.
Posted in: Features, Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem
FJ Poetry: “I heard the news on a snowy day…”
The energy to appear strong and the socially imposed obligation to rise above it all can be exhausting.
Valerie Brown is a retreat leader, writer, leadership coach, and principal of Lead Smart Coaching, LLC, specializing in application and integration of mindfulness in daily life (leadsmartcoaching.com). She is ordained in the Order of Interbeing by Thich Nhat Hanh and is a member of Solebury (Pa.) Meeting.
Posted in: Features, Race and Anti-Racism
Interviews with FJ’s Book Editors
Library as Metaphor by Gwen Gosney Erickson
Crostini with Olive Tapenade… and Tea by Ruthie Tippin
Are Meeting Libraries Encumbrances? by Carol Kitchen
Co-Curricular Learning in the Quaker and Special Collections by Mary Crauderueff