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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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We Are Pilgrims on a Journey

A faithful response to climate change.

Jay O'Hara is a member of Sandwich (Mass.) Meeting, and a co-founder of the Climate Disobedience Center, climatedisobedience.org. The NEYM Prophetic Climate Action Working Group consists of Alice Grendon, Brian Drayton, Dunan Herman-Parks, Jay O'Hara, John Humphries, Katherine Fisher, Louis Cox, Meg Klepack, Minga Claggett-Borne, Peter Blood-Patterson, Ruah Swennerfeldt, and Wendy Schlotterbeck.

Posted in: Faith and Practice, Quaker Lifestyles
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The Heart of This Crazy Commitment

Recommitting to a Quaker truth.

Chris Morrissey still holds membership in South Bend (Ind.) Meeting and came to Friends in Santa Monica (Calif.) Meeting. He currently attends several meetings in the Portland, Ore., area. His first book, Christianity and American State Violence in Iraq: Priestly or Prophetic?, comes out next spring.

Posted in: Conflict and Controversy, Features
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Interview with Friends Journal鈥檚 Book Review Editor 

An interview with our Books editor Karie Firoozmand.

Karie Firoozmand is the book review editor and a member of Baltimore Monthly Meeting, Stony Run. She has two sons and lives with her husband near Baltimore. Karie鈥檚 interests include dance, exercise, history, literature, and travel. She speaks Farsi and has traveled to Iran. Karie joined Friends Journal聽as the book review editor in June 2011. To contact Karie about becoming a reviewer, email [email protected].

This interview is an extended version of the one that appeared in the print magazine.

Posted in: Interviews, Quaker Libraries
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Co鈥恈urricular Learning in the Quaker and Special Collections

A look behind the scenes at Haverford Library Quaker and Special Collections.

Mary Crauderueff is the curator of the Quaker Collections at Haverford College. She grew up as a member at Radnor (Pa.) Meeting, and currently attends Germantown Mennonite Church in Philadelphia. She loves hiking in the Wissahickon, drinking espresso, and working toward decolonizing the archives field in theory and practice.

Posted in: Online Features, Quaker Libraries
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Crostini with Olive Tapenade鈥 and Tea

Friends find a tasty way to raise funds for the meeting library.

Ruthie Tippin is a recorded Friends minister. She has served in pastoral ministry in West Branch, Iowa, and most recently at First Friends Meeting in Indianapolis, Ind. Now retired, Ruthie continues to serve Friends in various ways as a retreat speaker, worship leader, and encourager to meetings and their members.

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