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Art That Works

Can art really change the world?

Joey Hartmann-Dow is a member of Lehigh Valley Meeting in Bethlehem, Pa., and is currently nomadic. You can keep up with her projects and adventures at usandweart​.com.


Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, Features
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This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America

By Morgan Jerkins. Harper Perennial, 2018. 272 pages. $15.99/paperback; $10.99/eBook. I was drawn to Morgan Jerkins’s writing because I feel a kinship with her. Jerkins and I are around the same age; we have many of the same interests. We have both studied literature. Her writing has been published in the magazines and websites I […]

Anna McCormally is a member of Herndon (Va.) Meeting, and works as assistant to the executive secretary of Friends Committee on National Legislation. She holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Maryland, College Park.


Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, June/July 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Olivia-Dietrich

Community or Competition

I shakily stepped out of the car. I had to grip the door for support. Even though it was a calm, sunny day, I was freaking out. Carefully I pulled my ice skating bags out of the car. I could’ve sworn the bags had gotten heavier. I slowly walked into the rink and started to […]

Olivia Dietrich, Grade 6, Sidwell Friends School


Posted in: Student Voice Project 2018, Student Voices Project, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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Selling Quakerism

The Mission–Market Tension Inherent in Quaker Values

Tom Hoopes is a member of Valley Meeting in Valley Forge, Pa., and an alternate clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. He works as the head of the religions department at George School, and serves as the clerk of the school committee of Plymouth Meeting Friends School.


Posted in: Features, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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News May 2018

News of Friends 🔒 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 library of Quaker information: every Friends Journal ever published, going back to […]

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The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball

By Dori Jones Yang. SparkPress, 2017. 256 pages. $12.95/paperback; $9.95/eBook. Recommended for ages 10–14. It seems almost anticlimactic when the 12-year-old protagonist steps up to shake the hand of President Ulysses S. Grant, just outside the clanking, whirring Machinery Hall at the 1876 Centennial World’s Fair in Philadelphia, Pa. Woo Ka-Leong, also called “Leon” by his American […]

James Foritano attends Cambridge (Mass.) Meeting.


Posted in: May 2018 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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Forum April 2018

Letters from our readers 🔒 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 library of Quaker information: every Friends Journal ever published, going back […]


Posted in: Forum, Healing
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News April 2018

News of Friends: New website features WWI conscientious objectors; Evangelical Friends Church cuts funding for Barclay Press; Farm conference held at Friends Meeting School. 🔒 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 […]


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Warner Mifflin: Unflinching Quaker Abolitionist

By Gary B. Nash. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017. 352 pages. $34.95/hardcover or eBook. Thorough books have been produced in recent years by historians exploring the writings and works of early Quaker anti-slavery activists, including Marcus Rediker’s biography The Fearless Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Dwarf Who Became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist (reviewed in FJ Sept. […]

Cameron McWhirter is a journalist and the author of Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America. He is a member of Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting and has served on the board of trustees for Friends Publishing Corporation, publisher of Friends Journal.


Posted in: April 2018 Books, Healing, Quaker Book Reviews
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Evicted AND Dream Hoarders

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. By Matthew Desmond. Crown Publishing Group, 2016. 422 pages. $28/hardcover; $17/paperback; $12.99/eBook. Dream Hoarders: How the Upper Middle Class Is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That Is a Problem, and What to Do About It. By Richard V. Reeves. Brookings Institution Press, 2017. 196 pages. […]

J. E. McNeil, an attorney in Washington, D.C., and a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (FMW), grew up in a working class neighborhood in the Jim Crow South. She worked her way through college and later law school when that was still a possibility. Now culturally if not financially part of the upper middle class with three degrees, she supports the Mary Jane Simpson Scholarship Fund at FMW and the Bell Multicultural High School in Columbia Heights, D.C.


Posted in: April 2018 Books, Healing, Quaker Book Reviews
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