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On Being Good

Opening up those parts of ourselves we keep in the shadows.

Sharon Goens-Bradley works for the American Friends Service Committee and is the Healing Justice Program director in the Twin Cities office in Minnesota. Sharon has a master's degree in counseling psychology and has worked as a mediator, circle keeper, and restorative justice practitioner. She lives in Minneapolis with her wife and daughter.

Posted in: Features, October 2014: Experience of Friends of Color
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Witness to Quaker Racism: A Cautionary Tale

A standoff at the meetinghouse.

Sharon Smith is a lifelong, Black-Indian Friend. She is a former clerk of the East Sandwich Preparative Meeting鈥檚 Peace and Social Concerns Committee and former co-clerk of the New England Yearly Meeting Racial Social and Economic Justice Committee. She is currently a member of the Cuffee Meeting and lives in western North Carolina and is at work on a book, Mixed Blessing: Growing Up Black-Indian and Quaker.

Posted in: Features, October 2014: Experience of Friends of Color
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Participants in the 2014 FGC Pre-Gathering Retreat for Friends of Color and their families.

A Journey toward Eliminating Racism in the Religious Society of Friends

A ministry to abolish racism within Quakerism

Vanessa Julye is the nurturing ministries coordinator for Friends General Conference鈥檚 Ministry on Racism and Youth Ministries Programs. A member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting and the Haverford College Corporation, Vanessa has published numerous articles and pamphlets and serves as a guest speaker for many Friends meetings. Vanessa meets with Friends of Color throughout the world.

Posted in: Features, October 2014: Experience of Friends of Color
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Around the Web: Quakers Respond to the George Zimmerman Verdict

Around the web and within communities of Friends, Quakers are responding to the outcome of the George Zimmerman trial, in [鈥

Gail Whiffen is聽Friends Journal's associate editor.

Posted in: Online Features
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Reading 50 Years of FRIENDS JOURNAL

I think that I am something of an oddity among the readers of Friends Journal. I grew up in a [鈥

Thomas D. Hamm is archivist and professor of history at Earlham College and a member and clerk of First Friends Meeting in New Castle, Ind. His book The Quakers in America was published in 2003.

Posted in: Features
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New Beginnings

As clerk of the Sing Sing Quaker Meeting, I am blessed to have the opportunity to receive and read Friends [鈥

Posted in: Features, March 2001
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Dear Friends (an Open Letter)

The Oslo Accords have presented the world with misleading images of peace [between Israel and the Palestinians], and now we [鈥

Jean Zaru, presiding clerk of Ramallah Meeting in the West Bank, wrote this letter in December 2000 to describe conditions in the West Bank from her point of view as a Palestinian.

Posted in: Features, March 2001
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