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Among Friends: The Art the World Needs

An introduction to our June/July issue on Creativity and the Arts

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal. [email protected]​friendsjournal.​org


Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, Features
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Blessed Are the Artists

An intergenerational gathering of artists.

Maggie Nelson is a visual artist, youth worker, and attender of Portland (Maine) Meeting. She currently works as the interim Young Friends Coördinator for New England Yearly Meeting and was a long-time staff member at Friends Camp. She is called to work at the intersection of art and faith.


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A Reluctant Minister

Reflections on performance art among Friends.

A Bible scholar, filmmaker, playwright, activist, and actor, Peterson Toscano playfully explores the serious worlds of LGBTQ issues, religion, and climate change. After spending 17 years attempting to “de-gay” himself through gay conversion therapy, he came out a quirky, queer Quaker who recognizes the power of storytelling, petersontoscano​.com.


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Jocie-Resnik

Finding My Community

I grew up going to a Quaker meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina. I never truly liked going to meeting because it always felt way too long. My family and I moved to Pennsylvania about four years ago, and we continued to attend Quaker meeting. One day my mom told me I was going on a […]

Jocie Resnik, Grade 9, Westtown School, member of Goshen Meeting in West Chester, Pa.


Posted in: Student Voice Project 2018, Student Voices Project, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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Powerful Quakers

The nuts and bolts of decision making among Baltimore young Friends.

Lukas “Sunshine” Austin is a young Friend attending Stony Run Meeting in Baltimore, Md. They enjoy reading, writing, and long walks in the woods. This is their first publication.


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The Value of Loss

Is it enough to simply don a cloak of wholesome ideals?

Emily Weyrauch is currently serving as a Quaker Voluntary Service Fellow in Atlanta, Ga., at Georgia WAND, an environmental justice nonprofit. She attends Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting. Emily enjoys cooking with her housemates, making art, telling stories, and spending time outside with birds and plants.


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Selling Quakerism

The Mission–Market Tension Inherent in Quaker Values

Tom Hoopes is a member of Valley Meeting in Valley Forge, Pa., and an alternate clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. He works as the head of the religions department at George School, and serves as the clerk of the school committee of Plymouth Meeting Friends School.


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The Quaker Value of Testing

Losing and then rediscovering Quaker values and community.

Asha Sanaker is a writer and political journalist, regularly featured by the online outlet Countable. She grew up as a member of Adelphi (Md.) Meeting outside of Washington, D.C. and now attends Ithaca (N.Y.) Meeting with her two daughters, Hazel and Ruby.


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News May 2018

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Thomas Arthur Ryan Jr.

Ryan—Thomas Arthur Ryan Jr., 77, on October 17, 2017, in State College, Pa., of pneumonia, with his wife, Lauri, holding his hand. Tom was born on June 12, 1940, in Ithaca, N.Y., to Mary Shaw and Thomas Arthur Ryan Sr. Growing up in a nonreligious household, he became a Methodist as a student of Wesleyan University […]

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