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Swarthmore Hall, in North West England, organizational center of the early Friends movement. Photo Martin Kelley.

ePublishers of Truth

The shared lessons of strengthening a movement among Friends.

Kathleen Wooten is a member of Fresh Pond Meeting in Cambridge, Mass. She travels extensively among Friends with a concern for how we connect both digitally and face-to-face. She also serves New England Yearly Meeting as events coordinator and social media manager. Kathleen shares her travels and learning at quakerkathleen.wordpress.com.


Posted in: Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem, The FJ Blog
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Life, Death, and Resilience

Among Friends: Our introduction to the June/July issue.

Gabriel Ehri is聽executive director of Friends Journal.


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Worshiping Online

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.


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Turning Somersaults in the Quaker Ecosystem

We have to find ways to build relationships and maintain our Quaker tradition. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A聽year of聽Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world鈥檚 largest online […]

Margaret Fraser has served as interim pastoral minister at West Richmond (Ind.) Meeting, executive secretary of Friends World Committee for Consultation Section of the Americas, and dean of Pendle Hill study center in Wallingford, Pa. She was presiding clerk of the New Association of Friends from 2013 to 2015.


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Emma Membreno-Sorto sharing a statement at the March 14 press conference held at Albuquerque Meeting. Image from YouTube.

News, June/July 2017

News: Albuquerque Friends provide sanctuary; Friends engage in immigrant work; Bridge Film Festival announces winners; Earlham College receives $7.5 million gift; Oread Friends install a Little Free Library.

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Envisioning Broader Quaker Membership

Jennifer Swann and Emily Provance share their stories and discuss the need for alternative models of membership.

Jennifer Swann and Emily Provance are members of the Alternate Pathways to Membership Working Group in New York Yearly Meeting under the care of the Ministry Coordinating Committee. Emily is a member of Fifteenth Street Meeting in Manhattan. Jennifer is in the process of moving her membership from South Berkshire Meeting in Great Barrington, Mass., to Fifteenth Street Meeting.


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The Value of Seminary

Lives of Friends: “But why go to seminary?” 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A聽year of聽Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world鈥檚 largest online library of Quaker聽information: every聽Friends Journal […]

Ashley M. Wilcox is a recorded minister and pastor of Church of Mary Magdalene. She is a member of Freedom Friends Church and a sojourning member of Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting. Her writing has been published in Friends Journal, Western Friend, and various Quaker anthologies, as well as on her website, ashleymwilcox.com.


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Europe and Middle East Section annual meeting 2017. Photo by Kate McNally, courtesy of the author.

Membership as Commitment and Belonging

Is membership a pragmatic arrangement or a spiritual experience?

Marisa Johnson has been serving as secretary to Friends World Committee for Consultation Europe and Middle East Section since 2008, and this has given her the opportunity of seeing many forms of Quaker worship and community building. Membership is often a central theme in becoming and maintaining community.

The article is taken from thoughts from an address that Johnson gave to Britain Yearly Meeting Gathering in 2014.


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War No More: Three Centuries of American Antiwar and Peace Writing

Edited by Lawrence Rosenwald. The Library of America, 2016. 850 pages. $40/hardcover; $17.99/eBook. This is an ambitious book, and it looks it. Elegantly bound, complete with a satin ribbon bookmark attached, War No More intends to be a reference as well as a guide through the more than three centuries of Europeans in America鈥攁nd before鈥攕tarting […]

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 continues to work with members in the military who seek CO discharge.


Posted in: June/July 2017 Books, Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem
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I have found that acceptance is key and welcoming change is how people can be happy

Student Voices: ” Teaching one another our different ways is how communities can improve each individual鈥檚 life. This may sound like hippy talk to you, and it might be, but true peace and compassion is what the world and our government should be striving for.”

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