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Facing Hard Truths

What can Friends learn from the hospice movement?

Robin Mohr is happily married with two young adult children. She currently serves on the property committee of her monthly meeting and as executive secretary for Friends World Committee for Consultation Section of the Americas. This article is based on her personal leading and does not reflect an official position of FWCC.

Posted in: Features, The State of Quaker Institutions
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Lilly and Clarence Pickett on occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary, 1953. Photo courtesy of AFSC Archives.

Pickett Fund closes after 29 years

  In February, the Clarence and Lilly Pickett Endowment for Quaker Leadership announced that it is closing and moving its […]

Erik Hanson and Windy Cooler are the news editors for Friends Journal. They contributed to the reporting of this story. Do you know about any Quaker news stories we should be covering? Send us tips at [email protected].

Posted in: News, The State of Quaker Institutions
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On Living with a Concern for Gospel Ministry (Second Edition)

By Brian Drayton. QuakerPress of Friends General Conference, 2019. 224 pages. $16.95/paperback; $9.95/eBook.

Max L. Carter is a member of New Garden Meeting in Greensboro, N.C., and the retired William R. Rogers director of Friends Center and Quaker studies at Guilford College.

Posted in: March 2020 Book Reviews, Quaker Book Reviews, Unnamed Quaker Creeds
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Writing Opp: Membership and Friends (due 3/19/2020)

Membership and Friends: Who’s a “real Quaker” and who isn’t? What does it mean for someone to join and what […]

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.

Posted in: From the Editor's Desk
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Forum, February 2020

Letters from our readers.

Posted in: February 2020, Forum
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Caroline Beans Smith Hoffman

Hoffman—Caroline Beans Smith Hoffman, 95, on June 15, 2019, in Riddle Village, Media, Pa. A lifelong member of the Religious […]

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On the Spirituality of Lightheartedness

By Helen Steere Horn. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (number 456), 2019. 26 pages. $7/pamphlet.

J. Brent Bill, a member of West Newton (Ind.) Meeting, is a photographer, writer, and retreat leader who lives in Indiana. His newest book Beauty, Truth, Life, and Love is slated for release this month.

Posted in: Gambling, November 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Selling Out to Niceness

The Religious Society of Friends’ witness is hidden when we elevate niceness over kindness.

Ann Jerome is a member of Orlando (Fla.) Meeting in Southeastern Yearly Meeting. She has twice helped to found worship groups where she lives in Deland, Fla. Recently she served for two years as a Friend in residence at Pendle Hill study center in Wallingford, Pa.

Posted in: Features, September 2019
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Unbelievable: Why Neither Ancient Creeds Nor the Reformation Can Produce a Living Faith Today

By John Shelby Spong. HarperOne, 2018. 336 pages. $27.99/hardcover; $18.99/paperback; $12.99/eBook. Many Friends acknowledge the Christian roots of the Religious […]

Paul Buckley is a member of Community Friends Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of numerous articles and books on Quakerism and travels in the ministry urging revival among Friends. His most recent book is Primitive Quakerism Revived: Living as Friends in the Twenty-First Century.

Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2019, September 2019 Books
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Sun Moon Farm in Rindge, N.H. Photos courtesy Sun Moon Farms.

The Ministry of Quaker Farmers

How can we support the work of our local organic and regenerative farmers?

Rachel Van Boven is a student at Earlham School of Religion. She has been a regular attender of Quaker meetings for eight years. Her home is Bellingham, Wash., 15 miles from the land her grandfather farmed.

Posted in: Features, June/July 2019: Food Choices
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