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Writing Opp: What Are Quaker Values Anyway? (Due 2/5)

If there’s a Quaker brand, then “Quaker values” is its most common pitch. What do we mean when we use the term for Quaker institutions and the ministries of our meetinghouses and churches? Is it anything deeper than the “SPICES” testimonies? Submissions due February 5, 2018.

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal. Contact: [email protected]


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Simple Living Beyond the Thrift Store

Finding a balance between personal and political strategies for simple living.

Philip Harnden is a member of Syracuse (N.Y.) Meeting. He has served on the board of Right Sharing of World Resources and as American Friends Service Committee’s liaison with the Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne. He wrote the Pendle Hill pamphlet Letting That Go, Keeping This: The Spiritual Pilgrimage of Fritz Eichenberg.


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Evergreen Worship Group circa 2006. Photo courtesy of the author.

Releasing One Another for Faithfulness

Exploring a vision for faithful communities.

Marcelle Martin, a member of Swarthmore (Pa.) Meeting, is the author of Our Life is Love: the Quaker Spiritual Journey. She leads workshops at retreat centers and Quaker meetings. Currently she is the core teacher for the Nurturing Worship, Faith & Faithfulness program at the Woolman Hill Quaker retreat center in Deerfield, Mass. Visit her website at awholeheart.com.


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Forum, January 2018

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Catherine Balderston Jones Gaskill

Gaskill—Catherine Balderston Jones Gaskill, 90, of John Knox Village, Orange City, Fla., on July 27, 2017. Cathy was born on January 29, 1927, within the walls of a Civil War fort in Nashville, Tenn., to Quaker parents Esther B. and Thomas E. Jones. She grew up on the campus of Fisk University, a traditionally African […]

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Lee Margaret Steelman

Steelman–Lee Margaret Steelman, 91, on June 10, 2017, at home in San Clemente, Calif. Lee was born on November 10, 1925, in West Frankfort, Ill., to loving and musical parents Lee Margaret and Frank E. Trobaugh. She became an accomplished flutist, and after graduating from high school earned a bachelor’s from Curtis Institute of Music […]

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New Year’s top five: The most popular articles of 2017

We’ve been sharing our most-read articles of 2017 on Facebook and Twitter. Here is the full list. #5 Mystical Experience, the Bedrock of Quaker Faith. Robert Atchley’s look at the mystical side of Quaker faith from our February issue. #4 Weeping to Joy. From our August issue on the “Art of Dying and the Afterlife,” Betsy […]


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Writing Opp: Quakers and Healing (due 1/15)

Our April 2018 issue will look at Quakers healing. I’ve always been struck by the ambivalence of early Friends on the topic. The first generation went about the British and American countrysides like a band of newly reincarnated biblical apostles, healing people they met in miraculous ways. George Fox came across a man who had […]

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal: [email protected]


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Among Friends: On Privilege, Conflict, and Moving Forward

Our introduction to the December issue on “Conflict and Controversy”

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


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The Obligations of a Quaker Science Teacher in a Post-fact World

Our pursuit of truth should be held in the Light.

Mike Mangiaracina is an attender of Adelphi (Md.) Meeting. He taught for ten years in two Friends schools before being called to teach in Washington, D.C.’s public schools, where he has been teaching elementary school math and science for nine years.


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