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Christ Actually: The Son of God for the Secular Age

By James Carroll. Viking, 2014. 352 pages. $30/hardcover; $14.99/eBook. In every age, Christ has presented a challenge: to interpret, to [鈥

Brian Drayton is a member of Weare (N.H.) meeting.

Posted in: June/July 2015 Books, June/July 2015: Activists vs Mystics vs Pragmatists, Quaker Book Reviews
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26 Weekends at Columbia County Jail

A jailed Quaker chronicles the stories behind the bars of mass incarceration. Includes video author interview.

Joseph Olejak is an attender at Old Chatham (N.Y.) Meeting. He discovered Quaker principles when he met his long-time friend Peter Miles at age 16 while hiking in Copake Falls, N.Y. Peter taught English at George School and introduced him to the work of Kurt Vonnegut. Joseph is a chiropractor by training.

Posted in: Features, March 2015
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Books October 2014

Book reviews

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Milestones October 2014

Births, marriages, and deaths.

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Love in the Belly of the Beast

Race, punishment, and hope in the prison鈥恑ndustrial complex.

Laura Magnani is program director for Healing Justice in the American Friends Service Committee鈥檚 San Francisco office. She has done prison work for Friends for over 40 years. She is a member of Strawberry Creek Meeting in Berkeley, Calif.聽This article was adapted from a plenary talk at the 2014 Friends General Conference Gathering in California, Pennsylvania.

Posted in: Features, September 2014
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James Turrell and his wife, Kyung-Lim Lee

James Turrell: Beyond the Skyspace

 Use the media player above or right鈥恈lick here to download an audio version of this article. Contemporary light artist James [鈥

Gail Whiffen is the associate editor of聽Friends Journal. She grew up attending Gwynedd (Pa.) Meeting and participating in Junior and Middle School Friends Conference, a Quaker summer camp organized by Abington Quarterly Meeting. Gail lives in West Philadelphia with her fianc茅, Chris.

Posted in: 2014, Features, February 2014
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Friends Journal 1958 coverage of the Golden Rule

In 1958, Friends Journal was a weekly publication and published frequent updates about the status of the Golden Rule.

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Milestones April 2013

Milestone notices for Kees W Bolle, Amanda Hilles Fraser, Elizabeth Swing Greene, Judith Buckley Morese, Phillip Rizzo and Phillip Donnell [鈥

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The Elective Franchise and Prisoners

In all but three states in this country, people in prison are disenfranchised from the elective process. That translates into [鈥

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Mary Fisher: Maidservant Turned Prophet

When Friends in Moscow recently designed a postcard to share the message of Quakerism, the 17th鈥恈entury Quaker they chose to [鈥

Marcelle Martin is a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., and the resident Quaker Studies teacher at Pendle Hill in Wallingford, Pa.

Posted in: Features
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