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<i>The Blind Leading the Blind, or The Parable of the Blind,</i> by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1568.

Finding Lightness in the Light

We Quakers have an image problem when it comes to fun and frivolity.

Kerry O'Regan has been a member of Adelaide Meeting in South Australia for the past 30 years and looks after the books—as in library books—for the meeting. She is a retired teacher who lives right by the sea and so feels that she is on permanent vacation.

Posted in: Features, Humor in Religion
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A Quaker Perspective on Hope

Hopelessness and burnout lead a Friend to rediscover an archaic form of hope.

Kate Davies is a member of Whidbey Island (Wash.) Meeting and author of Intrinsic Hope: Living Courageously in Troubled Times. She is also senior fellow at the Whidbey Institute and professor emeritus at Antioch University.

Posted in: Features, September 2018
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The Gathered Meeting

FJ Review: “It would be good if every Friend read and pondered this pamphlet, and if every Ministry and Counsel […]

Marty Grundy, now a member of Wellesley (Mass.) Meeting (New England Yearly Meeting), attended the Quaker consultation of 1991, serving as a “participant observer.”

Posted in: November 2017 Books, Quaker Libraries
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Among Friends: A Spiritual and Secular Community in One

An introduction to the issue.

Gail Whiffen Coyle is associate editor of Friends Journal.

Posted in: Among Friends, Spiritual Nurture / Quaker Training
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Friends Journal Reviewer Survey

Our volunteer reviewers share some of their all‐time favorite books for Quakers.

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A Quaker Prayer Life

By David Johnson. Inner Light Books, 2013. 80 pages. $20/hardcover; $12.50/paperback. There are some books one can review, as it […]

Born into a Jewish family, Harvey Gillman has been a seeker for most of his life. As outreach secretary for British Quakers, he wrote A Light That Is Shining. Other works include, A Minority of One and Consider the Blackbird. He has led workshops and has lectured in many places in the Quaker world. Harvey is a member of Brighton Meeting in England.

Posted in: June/July 2014: Concepts of God, Quaker Book Reviews
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Quaker Spiritual Disciplines for Hard Times

Can the spiritual disciplines of early Friends help us through hard times in the 21st century? The very question of […]

Patricia McBee is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting. She is editor of Pastoral Care Newsletter and has recently edited a book, Grounded in God: Care and Nurture in Friends Meetings.

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