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Isaac Barnes May is a graduate of Earlham College and Harvard Divinity School. Currently he is a doctoral candidate specializing in American religious history at the University of Virginia and a member of Charlottesville (Va.) Meeting.
Posted in: Online Features, September 2017, Uncategorized
Letters from our readers: Overworked caregivers; Minding our Light?; More listening, less explaining. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world’s largest online […]
We need to help each other grow in recognizing, discerning, and responding when the Spirit leads. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the […]
Marcelle Martin, a member of Swarthmore (Pa.) Meeting, is a writer, teacher, workshop leader, and author of Our Life Is Love: The Quaker Spiritual Journey. Her blog is at awholeheart.com.
Posted in: Features, September 2017
By Michael Eric Dyson. St. Martin’s Press, 2017. 228 pages. $24.99/hardcover; $11.99/eBook. Michael Eric Dyson earned his PhD in 1993, but had been ordained as a Baptist preacher 16 years earlier at the age of 19. Tears We Cannot Stop calls heavily on his preaching skills, as he explains early on in the book: I […]
David Etheridge is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and clerk of Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Working Group on Racism.
Posted in: Books, September 2017, September 2017 Books
By David Wood. Little, Brown and Company, 2016. 291 pages. $28/hardcover; $14.99/eBook. “War is Hell.” —General William Tecumseh Sherman, 1879 War has probably existed as long as humankind has existed. And contrary to what some believe, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and moral injury have existed as well. There are records of Roman soldiers after 30 […]
J.E. McNeil is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and, as an attorney, a longtime supporter of those who say no to war. She spent 11 years as the executive director of the Center on Conscience & War and longer as part of the GI Rights Hotline. She participated as a vetting attorney of military members testifying at the Winter Soldier event organized by Iraq Veterans Against the War in 2008.
Posted in: September 2017, September 2017 Books
How can we talk about death when we’re so vibrantly alive?
Susann Estle is a chaplain at the Putnamville Correctional Facility in Greencastle, Ind.; a PRN chaplain at Hendricks Regional Health Hospital; and a part-time pastor at Hopewell Friends Church in Dana, Ind. She is mother to Case and Chloe.
Posted in: Online Features, The Art of Dying
Miller—Mary Katherine McKinney Miller, 69, on April 17, 2016, of pancreatic cancer, under hospice care at home in Philadelphia, Pa. Kathy was born on July 24, 1946, in Central City, Neb., and grew up in the Midwest as a Quaker whose father worked in race relations and conflict resolution. Her family was descended from the […]
Thomas—Lee B. Thomas, 90, on August 23, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. Lee was born on May 27, 1926, in Washington State. He became a pacifist and a Quaker after witnessing as a soldier the death and suffering from the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, in World War II. He was a member of Oak Park […]
Among Friends: Our introduction to the June/July issue.
Gabriel Ehri is executive director of Friends Journal.
Posted in: Among Friends, Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem
An experiment with online programmed meeting for worship.
Rachel Guaraldi is an interfaith hospital chaplain, Quaker minister, and spiritual director. As a lifelong Quaker and member of Beacon Hill Meeting in Boston, Mass., Rachel has facilitated dialogue among Quaker, ecumenical, and interfaith communities for over a decade. To join and participate in the online programmed meeting for worship, please visit rachelguaraldi.com/pmfw.
Posted in: Features, Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem