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A Cautious Hope

An introduction to the January 2019 issue, “A Racially Diverse Society of Friends?”

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal: [email protected]


Posted in: Among Friends, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
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To Our Readers

Notice to our subscribers.

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John Rudolph Kern

Kern—John Rudolph Kern, 78, on March 18, 2018, in Abingdon, Va., where he suffered a heart attack. John was born […]

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Railroad of Courage

By Dan Rubenstein and Nancy Dyson. Ronsdale Press, 2017. 162 pages. $11.95/paperback; $9.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 9–12. Against the stark […]

Jerry Mizell Williams worships at Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. He is the author of numerous books, articles, and book reviews on colonial Latin America.


Posted in: December 2018 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, Quakers and Christianity
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The author's grandparents on the porch of their cabin in Kentucky.

Jesse Stuart’s The Thread That Runs So True

A ninth‐grade assigned reading foreshadows a vocation to teach.

Robert Stephen Dicken is a member of First Friends Meeting in New Castle, Ind. Since retiring in 2002 from teaching high school English, he can be found reading, writing, drawing, guitar-playing, community volunteering, bragging about his three sons, and entertaining five grandchildren.


Posted in: Books That Have Changed Us, Features
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A Gathering of Spirits: The Friends General Conferences 1896–1950

By Douglas Gwyn. QuakerPress of FGC, 2018. 316 pages. $20/paperback. Doug Gwyn is the ideal writer to tackle this project. […]

Gwen Gosney Erickson is the Friends Historical Collection librarian and archivist at Guilford College and a member of Friendship Meeting in Greensboro, N.C.


Posted in: Books That Have Changed Us, November 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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SELF‐ish: A Transgender Awakening

By Chloe Schwenke. Red Hen Press, 2018. 260 pages. $17.95/paperback; $9.99/eBook. At Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Women’s Retreat two years ago, […]

Anna Carolyn McCormally is a member of Herndon (Va.) Meeting, and works as assistant to the executive secretary of Friends Committee on National Legislation. She has a master's of fine arts in fiction from the University of Maryland, College Park.


Posted in: Books That Have Changed Us, November 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Writing Opp Feb 2019: Open Issue

Learn how to write for a Friends Journal open issue.

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal. This piece originally written May 2018.


Posted in: From the Editor's Desk
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Diane P. Butler

Butler—Diane P. Butler, 63, on August 2, 2017, at home in Ithaca, N.Y. Diane was born on June 4, 1954, […]

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Georgana Falb Foster

Foster—Georgana Falb Foster, 89, on July 2, 2017, in Greenfield, Mass. Gee was born on May 15, 1928, in Elgin, […]

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