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Southeastern Yearly Meeting, 2019 Gathering, Lucy Duncan and Noah White Lecture. Photo © V. Carlie.

Yearly meetings go virtual

In response to the COVID‐19 pandemic, many yearly meetings annual sessions will be held virtually.

Erik Hanson and Windy Cooler are the news editors for Friends Journal. They contributed to the reporting of this story. Do you know about any Quaker news stories we should be covering? Send us tips at [email protected].

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Pacific Yearly Meeting joins Friends General Conference

In October, Pacific Yearly Meeting’s request to join Friends General Conference (FGC) was accepted by the FGC Executive Committee. “We […]

Erik Hanson and Windy Cooler are the news editors for Friends Journal. They contributed to the reporting of this story. Do you know about any Quaker news stories we should be covering? Send us tips at [email protected].

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The March 23 outdoor worship at the Berks County Residential Center in Leesport, Pa. © Eric Gjertsen/Shut Down Berks Coalition.

News, June‐July 2019

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Helen Jane Finney File

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We Are Not John Woolman

The prophetic agitator is remembered and spoken of years later; the people that wanted them gone are forgotten today.

Gabbreell James is a lifelong Friend of color, active in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting's Undoing Racism Group and at her monthly meeting, Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia. She wants to help Friends be truly welcoming to all people.

Posted in: Features, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
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News, May 2017

News of Friends: Philadelphia Young Adults reenvision lecture series; FLGBTQC heads into year of jubilee; QuEST appoints new director.

Posted in: Quaker Summers
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Photo by John Galayda, courtesy of Friends Seminary in New York.

Elitist Institutions?

Examining Quaker perceptions of Friends schools.

Louis Herbst is the academic dean at Scattergood Friends School, a member of Richland Meeting in Quakertown, Pa., and former member of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting’s Committee on Friends Education. He is a graduate of the Friends Council on Education's Leadership Institute and holds a master’s degree in independent school leadership from the University of Pennsylvania.

Posted in: April 2014: Education, Features
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Viewpoint: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Responds

A response to John Coleman’s “When Quaker Process Fails”

Arthur M. Larrabee is the General Secretary of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.

Posted in: December 2012: Hospitality, Forum
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A Family Responds to Suspicionless Drug Testing

he whole issue started in the spring of 2006 when I was a freshman in high school. The school district […]

Gilbert Ambler is attending Earlham College this fall and is interested in political leadership and law. Gilbert's two younger brothers, Amos and Harry, and his parents, John and Peggy, have all participated in thinking through this article about the situation they all lived. Gilbert and his family are members of Germantown Meeting in Philadelphia and attend Penn Hill Meeting in Wakefield, Pa.

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