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Farm and Community

Life on a small vegetable farm.

Craig Jensen likes board games, comic books, and the bread that his wife bakes, but time with his son, Fox, is his favorite thing in the world. He grows beautiful dahlias and would like to spend all of his winter making toys. He is a member of Monadnock Meeting in Jaffrey, N.H.


Posted in: Features, Quaker Lifestyles
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Mississippi River near Fridley, Minn. (c) Gabriel Vanslette/Wikimedia

Life Saving Quaker Practice

It took a diagnosis of cancer for a Friend to take on daily worship.

Michael Bischoff lives in Minneapolis, Minn.


Posted in: Quaker Lifestyles, Viewpoint
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We Are Pilgrims on a Journey

A faithful response to climate change.

Jay O’Hara is a member of Sandwich (Mass.) Meeting, and a co-founder of the Climate Disobedience Center, climatedisobedience.org. The NEYM Prophetic Climate Action Working Group consists of Alice Grendon, Brian Drayton, Dunan Herman-Parks, Jay O’Hara, John Humphries, Katherine Fisher, Louis Cox, Meg Klepack, Minga Claggett-Borne, Peter Blood-Patterson, Ruah Swennerfeldt, and Wendy Schlotterbeck.


Posted in: Faith and Practice, Quaker Lifestyles
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Mary Hodgson Albertson Thom

Thom鈥擬ary Hodgson Albertson Thom, 92, on June 24, 2017, in State College, Pa. Mary was born on October 5, 1924, near Burlington, N.J., the youngest of four daughters of Quakers Maria Moon and Henry H. Albertson, who ran Green Hill Farm and worked to heal the Hicksite and Orthodox split. She grew up attending tiny […]

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Martha Louise Fosnacht Vidrine

Vidrine鈥擬artha Louise Fosnacht Vidrine, 78, on June 11, 2017, at Panorama Care Center in Lacey, Wash., of cancer. Marty was born on October 15, 1938, in Rochester, Wash., to Agnes Lund and Francis Clinton Fosnacht. She grew up on the family farm, which her grandfather Andrew Lund had homesteaded. She worked in the fields, swam […]

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First Day Stories

FJ Review: “First聽Day Stories is a perfect lesson starter for First-day schools and an important book to have in聽every Quaker home with young children.”

Emilie Gay is a member of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Meeting.


Posted in: Books, Conflict and Controversy, December 2017 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf
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Maybe God Is Like That Too

FJ Review: “Benjamin Schipper鈥檚 colorful, cartoon-like illustrations of big city life came as a聽welcome surprise, in contrast to the bucolic scenes I expected in a book about seeing God聽in the world.”

Dee Cameron is a member of El Paso (Tex.) Meeting. She is a grandmother and a retired school librarian.


Posted in: Books, Conflict and Controversy, December 2017 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf
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Anne Foulke

Foulke鈥擜nne Foulke, 90, on June 1, 2016, peacefully, in her sleep at Maria Joseph Continuing Care Community in Danville, Pa. Anne, whose Quaker ancestors can be traced to seventeenth-century Wales, was born on April 30, 1926, at Osteopathic Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa., to Eliza Ambler and Thomas Foulke. After graduating from Ambler High School, she […]

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The Gathered Meeting

FJ Review: “It would be good if every Friend read and pondered this pamphlet, and if every Ministry and Counsel Committee studied it carefully and considered implementing its suggestions.”

Marty Grundy, now a member of Wellesley (Mass.) Meeting (New England Yearly Meeting), attended the Quaker consultation of 1991, serving as a 鈥減articipant observer.鈥


Posted in: November 2017 Books, Quaker Libraries
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Coming to Light: Cultivating Spiritual Discernment through the Quaker Clearness Committee

By Valerie Brown. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (number 446), 2017. 27 pages. $7/pamphlet. In this short pamphlet, Valerie Brown introduces readers to the Quaker clearness committee, shares personal stories of how they have worked in her own life, and deepens the discussion into the spiritual development and formation that can result. That鈥檚 a lot to do […]

Karie Firoozmand is a member of Stony Run Meeting in Baltimore, Md., and the editor of the Friends Journal book review column.


Posted in: November 2017 Books, Quaker Libraries
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