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Respect Is the Heartbeat of Standing Rock

Quaker Earthcare Witness visits the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camps.

Shelley Tanenbaum is the general secretary of Quaker Earthcare Witness, on the board of Quaker Institute for the Future, and a member of Strawberry Creek Meeting in Berkeley, Calif.


Posted in: February 2017, The FJ Blog
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New Year’s top five: The most popular articles of 2016

Our annual list of the top-five most read articles of the past year.

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The Root of War Is Fear: Thomas Merton鈥檚 Advice to Peacemakers

By Jim Forest. Orbis Books, 2016. 224 pages. $25/paperback; $20.50/eBook. Jim Forest was Thomas Merton鈥檚 longtime friend and colleague in the peace movement. Forest has previously written well-received biographies of Merton and another colleague, Dorothy Day, with whom he worked at the Catholic Worker. In fact, Forest met Merton through Day. The Root of War […]

Bill Chapman is a member of Indianapolis First Friends Meeting in Indiana. Bill is also the clerk of the Indiana Friends Committee on Legislation.


Posted in: Books, February 2017, February 2017 Books
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New England Wakes and On the Grand Account

By Clint Hull. Self-published, 2015. 283 pages. $14.95/paperback. This volume contains two stories of seventeenth-century New England; the first one is a sequel to New England Dreams and weaves in true events of the first Quakers to come to New England. The second piece tells that tale of a pirate of the same period. Order […]

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January full issue access: Quakers in the Workplace

Members can download the full PDF or read any article online. 🔒 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 […]

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The Amateur Quaker

An interview with Philadelphia Yearly Meeting’s Zachary Dutton.

Zachary T. Dutton is a leader, scholar, experienced organizer, and imaginary dog owner who works toward connected society in an isolated age. He serves as associate secretary for Program and Religious Life at Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (pym.org). He is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting. He was interviewed by Friends Journal senior editor Martin Kelley.


Posted in: Features, Quakers in the Workplace
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To Be Useful with Proper Concern

Inspiration in a family history of being “useful” and “worthy.”

Jeremy Evans is a junior at Haverford College. A 2014 alum of Westtown School, he attends Westtown Meeting when home in nearby Glen Mills, Pa. He considers himself a student, f/Friend, athlete, musician, listener, thinker, debater, nature lover, traveler, and entrepreneur, striving imperfectly to alleviate suffering, bring joy, and create sustained peace.


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Facing the Light

Emmanuel Levinas goes to Quaker meeting. 🔒 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 published, […]

Austin Ricketts lives with his wonderful wife, Catherine, in St. Michaels, Md. He is an attender at Third Haven Meeting in Easton, Md. Recently, he served as a chaplain for Trinity Fellows Academy. He has degrees in biblical studies and religion, and is interested in pursuing spiritual direction as a vocation.


Posted in: Life in the Meeting, Quakers in the Workplace
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Say the Wrong Thing: Stories and Strategies for Racial Justice and Authentic Community

By Dr. Amanda Kemp. Joy Will Come Press, 2016. 46 pages. $20/paperback; $9.99/eBook. Turn a corner these days, and you will run into a new book on racism. Many of them will offer you a thought-provoking ride. What makes Amanda Kemp stand out in the heart and mind of this black Quaker was her ability […]

Greg Williams is a member of Beacon Hill Meeting in Boston, Mass. (New England Yearly Meeting). Greg is working around in-reach and outreach relating to racial justice concerns. He recently received a Legacy Grant from NEYM to address this concern.


Posted in: January 2017 Books, Quakers in the Workplace
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Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know

By Joseph Romm. Oxford University Press, 2015. 328 pages. $16.95/paperback; $10.99/eBook. Based on our agreement with climate scientists that global warming is real, human-caused, and dangerous, Friends are beginning to address the problem constructively. In his book Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know, Joseph Romm, an MIT-educated physicist, provides a resource for that effort. […]

Philip Favero is a former agricultural economist at Michigan State and South Dakota State Universities and at the University of Maryland. In 2014 he cofounded the Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis, which stems from Annapolis (Md.) Meeting and is dedicated to advocacy and education about climate change (see聽csgannapolis.org).


Posted in: January 2017 Books, Quakers in the Workplace
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