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A Centennial History of the American Friends Service Committee

By Gregory A. Barnes. Friends Press, 2016. 498 pages. $24.95/paperback. At the Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists in 1994, Quaker historian J. William Frost argued that the historical significance of Friends in the twentieth century lay primarily in social, political, and humanitarian activism. Of that activism, the best-known manifestation is unquestionably the American Friends […]

Thomas D. Hamm is professor of history and director of special collections at Earlham College and a member of West Richmond (Ind.) Meeting. He has written extensively on Quaker history since 1800.


Posted in: AFSC Centennial, April 2017 Books, Books
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The Beautiful Not Yet

By Carrie Newcomer. Available Light, 2016. 108 pages. $11.99/paperback. 12 tracks. $11.99/CD; $9.49/MP3 album. I once heard Carrie Newcomer recalling a conversation between herself and a friend about whether or not she should go back to grad school to get more credentials. This wise friend said that every album she had recorded and released was […]

Patricia Morrison is the clerk of South Mountain Meeting (North Pacific Yearly Meeting) in Ashland, Ore. A folk singer/songwriter helping to create a farm sanctuary, she also works with artists, writers, musicians, and creative professionals to help them make a living, make a life, and make a difference (innerfireouterlight.com).


Posted in: AFSC Centennial, April 2017 Books, Books
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Continuing Work

Our introduction to the March 2017 issue on Race and Anti-Racism.

Martin Kelley is the senior editor of聽Friends Journal.


Posted in: Among Friends, Race and Anti-Racism
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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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A Persuasive Chill

FJ Poetry: “One of my grandfather’s stories.” 🔒 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 […]

Henry Taylor lives in聽Santa Fe, N.M.


Posted in: Poetry, Race and Anti-Racism
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Assimilate or Go Home: Notes from a Failed Missionary on Rediscovering Faith

By D. L. Mayfield. HarperOne, 2016. 224 pages. $14.99/paperback; $9.99/eBook. 聽[Buy on Quakerbooks] I grew up an Evangelical Friend. Despite sitting through countless missionary presentations, I, unlike D. L. Mayfield, had no interest in becoming a missionary. In fact, when everyone else in the congregation was singing 鈥淚鈥檒l go where you want me to go, […]

Brent Bill is Friends General Conference鈥檚 associate secretary for communications, publications, and outreach. A member of West Newton (Ind.) Meeting, his newest book is Holy Silence: The Gift of Quaker Spirituality (Second Edition).


Posted in: Books, March 2017 Books, Race and Anti-Racism
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Home to Cedar Branch

By Brenda Bevan Remmes. Lake Union, 2016. 290 pages. $14.95/paperback; $5.99/eBook. [Buy at QuakerBooks] The Quaker Caf茅 series continues! Friends Journal reviewed the first in this series, the eponymous The Quaker Caf茅, in the February 2015 issue. Friend Brenda Remmes gives us more tales in the life of a small North Carolina town and its […]

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Mystical Experience, the Bedrock of Quaker Faith

We are not passive, empty vessels hoping to be filled; we have to move toward God.

Robert Atchley is a member of Boulder (Colo.) Meeting. He is author of Spirituality and Aging, which won the Innovative Publication Award from the Gerontological Society of America in 2010. This article is based on a program hour presented to Boulder Meeting in November 2015.


Posted in: Features, February 2017
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I Am Not a Religious Person

The literalness of religion vs. the litheness of spirituality.

Sarah Pennock Neuville is a junior at Garden Spot High School in New Holland, Pa., in her third year as a percussionist for marching, concert, and pit orchestra. She is a member of Kennett (Pa.) Meeting. She would like to be an engineer in neurogenetics and neurobiology.


Posted in: Features, February 2017
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Visual Ministry in Response to War

Review of PAFA鈥檚 World War I and American Art

Signe Wilkinson is an editorial cartoonist and a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa.


Posted in: Arts and Culture, February 2017, The FJ Blog
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