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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
Quaker Earthcare Witness visits the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camps.
Shelley Tanenbaum is the general secretary of Quaker Earthcare Witness, on the board of Quaker Institute for the Future, and a member of Strawberry Creek Meeting in Berkeley, Calif.
Posted in: February 2017, Online Exclusives
Our introduction to the issue.
Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal. [email protected].
Posted in: Among Friends, Quakers in the Workplace
A Friend finds that inward place of quiet communion while traveling through Iran. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world’s largest online […]
Karie Firoozmand is a member of Stony Run Meeting in Baltimore, Md.
Posted in: Crossing Cultures, Features
By Adam S. McHugh. IVP Books, 2015. $16/paperback; $15.99/eBook. For McHugh the act of listening, in its broadest sense of full awareness, lies at the heart of our spirituality, justifying his boldly inclusive title. He claims, in fact, that “listening is foundational to what it means to be human.” The fact that his viewpoint is […]
William Shetter is a member of Bloomington (Ind.) Meeting, and an occasional contributor to the quarterly publication What Canst Thou Say?, focusing on mystical experience and contemplative practice.
Posted in: Books, Crossing Cultures, October 2016 Books