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Meredith Lynne Brookes

Brookes – Meredith Lynne Brookes, 36, on September 22, 2017, in Bradford, N.H., peacefully, after a brief illness. Meredith was born on December 19, 1980, in Marlton, N.J., to Constance and Robert Brookes. At age three, she was diagnosed with Mayer–Rokitansky–KĂĽster–Hauser (MRKH) Syndrome, which at the time was little understood by the medical profession, but […]

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The Trouble With “Strangers”

Freedom isn’t anyone’s politically correct opinion.

Gerri Williams is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and has served on AFSC Nobel Peace Prize Task Group. The opinions expressed are her own*. Her article “Standing for Miss Rosa” appeared in the August 2006 issue of Friends Journal.


[*Disclaimer added by author’s request. – FJ Eds.]

Posted in: Features, February 2018
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A Matter of Trust

Among Friends: Our introduction to the February 2018 issue.

Gabriel Ehri is executive director of Friends Journal: [email protected]

Posted in: Among Friends, February 2018
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Warren Francis Riner

Riner— Warren Francis Riner, 96, on September 16, 2017, in Claremont, Calif. Warren was born on April 3, 1921, on a farm near Clearwater, Kans. Oldest of eight children, he worked on the farm before earning master’s and doctorate degrees in education. While attending Friends University in Wichita, Kans., he became friends with writer Cecil […]

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The author with his wife and child in a tent.

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—Mary 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—Martha 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 Day Stories is a perfect lesson starter for First-day schools and an important book to have in every Quaker home with young children.”

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

Posted in: Conflict and Controversy, December 2017 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews
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