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Never Having Set Foot in the Meetinghouse

When the meetinghouse is on the other side of state prison walls.

Yohannes "Knowledge" Johnson is a member of Bulls Head-Oswego (N.Y.) Meeting and is clerk of Green Haven Preparative Meeting. He was born and raised in Harlem, N.Y. He has been in prison since 1980 and is currently working on a petition in support of executive clemency in New York State.


Posted in: Features, Outside the Meetinghouse
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Monthly worship along Fresh Pond Parkway in front of Raytheon in Cambridge, Mass. The author is seen standing. 漏 Skip Schiel.

Experiments with Worship

Quaker worship takes to the streets.

Elizabeth Claggett-Borne enjoys biking to work, accompanying a family in sanctuary, and trying not to fidget in worship. She is grateful to be a part of Friends Meeting at Cambridge (Mass.). She teaches Exploring the Quaker Way, laughs at her hubris, and travels in the ministry.


Posted in: Features, Outside the Meetinghouse
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Unite the Right 2 counter-demonstrators at Freedom Plaza on E at 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C., on August 12. 2018. 漏 Elvert Barnes / flickr.com

Holding Unite the Right to the Light

Holding a public meeting for worship in a maelstrom of political anger.

Debby Churchman is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and served as its administrative secretary at the time of this event.


Posted in: Features, Outside the Meetinghouse
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Occasions for Plain Dress

Are there times we might let our clothes speak?

Gracia Fay Ellwood lives in Ojai, Calif.


Posted in: Outside the Meetinghouse, Viewpoint
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William Penn: A Life

By Andrew R. Murphy. Oxford University Press, 2018. 488 pages. $34.95/hardcover; $23.99/eBook. The name William Penn evokes an image of [鈥

Cameron McWhirter is a journalist and the author of聽Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America.聽He is a member of Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting and has served on the board of trustees of Friends Publishing Corporation, publisher of Friends Journal.


Posted in: March 2019 Books, Outside the Meetinghouse, Quaker Book Reviews
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Quakers in Bolivia: The Early History of Bolivian Friends

By Emma Condori Mamani. Publicaciones CALA, 2017. 117 pages. $20/paperback. When in 1919 Friends undertook missionary work in Bolivia, it [鈥

Jerry Mizell Williams worships at Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. He is the author of numerous books, articles, and book reviews on colonial Latin America.


Posted in: March 2019 Books, Outside the Meetinghouse, Quaker Book Reviews
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Christopher Henry Hodgkin

Hodgkin鈥擟hristopher Henry Hodgkin, 74, on June 11, 2018, at home in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Wash. Christopher was born [鈥

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Harold Dean Tuttle

Tuttle鈥擧arold Dean Tuttle, 108, on July 18, 2018, peacefully, at home in State College, Pa. Dean was born on April [鈥

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News, February 2019

British Friends and Palestine announcment; new directors at Quaker Voluntary Service and Belize Friends Ministries.


Posted in: February 2019, News
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Requiring Solution Together

Our introduction to the February 2019 issue

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


Posted in: Among Friends, February 2019
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