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Among Friends: On Decisions, Responsibilities, and Growth

An introduction to the September issue on Reproduction and Family Planning.

Gabriel Ehri is executive director of Friends Journal. [email protected]​friendsjournal.​org


Posted in: Among Friends, September 2015: Reproduction and Family Planning
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Seeking Clearness with Work Transitions

Surrendering to a source of deeper wisdom. With podcast and video author interview.

Iris Graville is a writer from Lopez Island, Wash., where she attends Lopez Island Preparative Meeting and blogs regularly at irisgraville​.com. Her first book is Hands at Work; her memoir-in-progress, Hiking Naked—A Quaker Woman’s Search for Balance, is a personal narrative of what she learned while living in Stehekin, Wash.


Posted in: Features, February 2015: Life Transitions
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A Nightshift Education

Learning the value of an honest job. “I had fancied myself a class-conscious progressive. It shouldn’t have startled me to […]

Martin Kelley is editor of Friends Journal and a member of Atlantic City Area (N.J.) Meeting. He blogs at www​.quakerranter​.org.


Posted in: Features, January 2013: Privilege
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Martha Ellicott Tyson

A profile of the Baltimore Quaker elder and minister (1795–1873)

Virginia Schurman is a long-time member of Gunpowder (Sparks, Md.) Meeting of Baltimore Yearly Meeting and has led many retreats and workshops and has taught classes on spiritual subjects among Friends. She currently is researching and writing a biography of Martha Ellicott Tyson, exploring the intertwining of African American and Quaker history and culture. She is a member of the Farmstead Committee and of the Board of the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum in Oella, Md.


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Forgiveness: An Amish Lesson for the Rest of Us?

The Amish belief in forgiveness serves as a peaceful method for effecting successful negotiations and mediations. It serves the purpose […]

Jonathan Kooker works in New York and Pennsylvania as an Attorney for the Law offices of Perry Novotny, a firm based in Tel Aviv, Israel. He is a 2008 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and be currently advises clients in the areas of labor, employment, and corporate law as they relate to U. S. immigration. He also handles appeals for the firm and is committed to the furtherance of alternative dispute resolution practice in the litigation system. He is a member of the East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church in Lancaster, Pa., and is currently working to establish a Mennonite Lawyers Association.


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The Fruit of Her Hands

My mother had intended to get rid of the old pillows. Taking them out her back door one summer day, […]

Rebecca A. Payne is a member of Red Cedar Meeting in Lansing, Michigan. She is a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service.


Posted in: Features, February 2001
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