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Interview with Lisa Graustein, author of “Gender, Sexuality, and Our Bodies”
FJ Podcast: The language we use to talk about our gender, sexuality, and bodies is useful when it can clarify,…
Gender, Sexuality, and Our Bodies
Exploring the language we use to clarify, claim, and understand identity.
FJ Interview with Al Vernacchio
Al Vernacchio’s article, “Friends Schools and Healthy Sexuality” appears in the March 2013 issue of Friends Journal. Al teaches sexuality…
Transforming Prejudice into Love
A misunderstanding opens the way to transgender acceptance.
R. Scot Miller and Aran Reinhart
Friends, Homosexuality and the Bible: An Interview with Doug Bennett
A video interview with Friends Journal author Doug Bennett. Bennett is President Emeritus of Earlham College and a member of…
Homosexuality: A Plea to Read the Bible Together
Homosexuality is the issue that most threatens to create new schisms in the world of Quakers. Yet it could be…
Douglas C. Bennett
What Underlies the Debate about Abortion?
I was deeply disturbed by last year’s revealing back and forth between the ads from Friends Witness for a Pro-Life…
Clashing with the ‘B’ Word: Homophobia in Liberal Quakerism
Now that we are addressing the issue of same-gender marriages in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, I think it is pertinent to…
Sexual Ethics: What Is Our Goal?
As I understand it, the central Quaker commitment is to listen to the Spirit’s promptings and act faithfully in accordance…
Homosexuality and the Bible: One Quaker's Response to the Pope
"Speaking on Monday, Pope Benedict said that saving humanity from homosexual or transsexual behavior was as important as protecting the…
Differences along the Path towards Equal Marriage
When seeking inclusivity in marriage minutes, it is tempting to focus on similarities between same-sex and opposite-sex couples. There are…
Two Moms Are Better than One
Finally, the conductor collected our train tickets. "Good. Everyone’s straight now," he said. "I’m not," replied my mother. The conductor…
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