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Death of a Patient

FJ Poetry: “I heard the news on a snowy day…”

Geoff Knowlton lives in聽Princeton, Mass.


Posted in: AFSC Centennial, Poetry
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Welcoming the Strong Black Woman among Us

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
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Respect Is the Heartbeat of Standing Rock

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, The FJ Blog
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Among Friends: Convicted Friends

Our introduction to the issue.

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A Place of Stillness in Iran

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聽year of聽Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world鈥檚 largest online […]

Karie Firoozmand is a member of Stony Run Meeting in Baltimore, Md.


Posted in: Crossing Cultures, Features
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The Listening Life

The Listening Life: Embracing Attentiveness in a World of Distraction

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 鈥渓istening is foundational to what it means to be human.鈥 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
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Gathering Prayer

A prayer from the FGC Gathering 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A聽year of聽Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world鈥檚 largest online library of Quaker聽information: every聽Friends Journal ever published, […]

Paul Buckley lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Posted in: September 2016
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It鈥檚 the Spirit That Makes It Beautiful

A Friends church in Oregon opens itself to its neighbors.

Cherice Bock teaches at George Fox University, and is pursuing a PhD in environmental studies. She is part of Northwest Yearly Meeting, where she organizes Peace Month (nwfriends.org/peacemonth). Cherice enjoys spending time with her spouse and two sons, raising chickens, gardening, hiking, biking, writing, and reading.


Posted in: Features, Quaker Spaces
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How to Read Job

By John H. Walton and Tremper Longman III. InterVarsity Press, 2015. 208 pages. $20/paperback; $16.99/eBook. Stop me if you have heard this one. God and Satan are kicking back with some other heavenly big shots when Satan says, 鈥淧eople only worship God to get favors and benefits, not because they truly love God.鈥 So God […]

Douglas Bennett is president emeritus of Earlham College. He is a member of Durham (Maine) Meeting (New England Yearly Meeting).


Posted in: August 2016 Books, Books, Quaker Spaces
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No One Place for Home

A restless Friend finds fellowship and service opportunities with spiritual neighbors. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A聽year of聽Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world鈥檚 largest online library of […]

Lisa Rand attends Bally Mennonite Church in Berks County, Pa. She also prays and serves the hungry at Christ Episcopal Church in Pottstown, Pa. Lisa writes a book review blog at Lighttoreadby.wordpress.com.


Posted in: Almost Quaker, Features
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