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Participants at the 2018 Gathering of the Fellowship of Friends of African Descent in Philadelphia, Pa. Photo courtesy of the author.

Are We Ready to Make the Necessary Changes?

What barriers prevent a racially diverse Religious Society of Friends in the United States?

Vanessa Julye leads workshops, and speaks and writes articles on issues regarding racism. A member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, who travels under a concern for addressing racism in Quakerism with a travel minute from her meeting, Vanessa is Friends General Conference's coordinator for the Ministry on Racism, Youth, and Institutional Assessment.


Posted in: Features, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
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The Mystic Soul of a More Whole Religious Society

How to move beyond denial and defensiveness when talking about race.

Since 2014 through Undoing Racism Group, an unofficial group of Friends seeking to co-create Beloved Community, Viv Hawkins has learned much about racism; she has much yet to learn and do. A member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, she embraces a ministry to foster faithfulness and Lola Georg, her life partner.


Posted in: Online Features, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
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The Continuing Revelation of My Christianity

The diversity within Quakerism and Christianity can reveal additional windows into the Divine.

Lauren Brownlee is a member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting, a steering committee member of the Quaker Palestine Israel Network, and serves on Baltimore Yearly Meeting's Peace and Social Concerns Committee. She serves as director of social action at a Catholic School in Bethesda and is a Sacred Heart Associate.


Posted in: Features, Quakers and Christianity
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Participants in the 1964 annual meeting of FCNL's General Committee at the 4-H Center in Washington, D.C.

Prophetic, Persistent, Powerful

Friends Committee on National Legislation at 75

Bridget Moix is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and serves as the clerk of FCNL鈥檚 General Committee. She has worked for more than two decades on international peace and conflict issues with a focus on U.S. foreign policy.


Posted in: Features, September 2018
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The Future Is Accessible

A silent podcast goes viral and points to ways to share Quakerism.

Jessica Hubbard-Bailey is the host and executive producer of Young Quaker Podcast and a member of her local meeting in the United Kingdom.


Posted in: Features, Going Viral with Quakerism
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The Grief and the Promised Land

Leaving behind the things that feel safe and comfortable.

Emily Provance, a member of Fifteenth Street Meeting in New York City, is called to a ministry of hearth building: that is, to the work of creating a home for Friends, a community rich with nourishing opportunities, so that each of us can then minister in the world, fully fed. She is an associate of Good News Associates, a nonprofit organization that supports non-institutional ministries.


Posted in: Features, Going Viral with Quakerism
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Writing Opp: Going Viral with Quakerism (due 5/14)

What鈥檚 the Quaker message for today? How do we communicate it and how do we share it? What are some [鈥

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.


Posted in: From the Editor's Desk
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Prophetic Witness, Pragmatic Action

What does it mean to be prophetic in a time of political division?

Diane Randall is the executive secretary of the Friends Committee on National Legislation. A lifelong advocate for peace and social justice, Diane is a fierce proponent for citizen engagement that advances policies and practices to create a better society for all.


Posted in: Features, February 2018
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Fellowship of Friends of African Descent and Hill House Friends Meeting. All photos courtesy of the author.

Breath of the Ancestors

The Fellowship of Friends of African Descent travels to Ghana鈥檚 Hill House Meeting.

Paul Ricketts is an avid reader, educator, and a member of Fort Wayne (Ind.) Meeting.


Posted in: Features, February 2018
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A Matter of Trust

Among Friends: Our introduction to the February 2018 issue.

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


Posted in: Among Friends, February 2018
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