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Our Treasure and Our Collective Heart

An introduction to the October issue on Meetings and Money.

Gabriel Ehri is the executive director of Friends Journal.


Posted in: Features, Meetings and Money
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Making Sense of the Starbucks Incident

Quaker values do not need to be mere theoretical ideas.

Ankita Achanta is a seventh-grade student at Newtown Friends School (NFS) in Newtown, Pa. She participates in The Agents of Social Change (TASC) at NFS, a student group founded on the belief that “we will be able to make a difference in our world,” and that uses Quaker process in decision making.


Posted in: Features, September 2018
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Emma Gonzalez speaks at the March for Our Lives. Photo: Mobilus In Mobili via Wikimedia.

Planning for a Trending #Quakers

Finding today’s lost sheep in a Twitter feed.

Josephine Posti is a member of Pittsburgh (Pa.) Meeting and helps manage Lake Erie Yearly Meeting’s Facebook and Twitter platforms. She is also the newly appointed assistant clerk of the yearly meeting. Find her at @joposti.


Posted in: Going Viral with Quakerism, Online Features
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What People Really Want from Church and Quaker Meeting

Looking at successful church growth models for ideas to grow our fellowship.

Donald W. McCormick, [email protected], is a member of Grass Valley Meeting in Nevada City, Calif. He is director of education for Unified Mindfulness, a company that trains mindfulness teachers. The senior editor of Friends Journal described his February article, “Can Quakerism Survive?,” as “the most talked about article in recent history.”


Posted in: Features, Going Viral with Quakerism
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Sparking a Quakerish Epidemic

A society of Friends ought to be a natural for friendship with God.

Forrest Curo is a poet and member of San Diego (Calif.) Meeting. He ran the Aardvark Bookstore here from 1985–1998 and founded Street Light (modeled on American Friends Service Committee’s Street Spirit) in 1996. He put in a year at Pendle Hill Conference Center in 2002 in hopes of finding a spiritual handle on the intractable politics of poverty and is now retired.


Posted in: Going Viral with Quakerism, Online Features
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A Reluctant Minister

Reflections on performance art among Friends.

A Bible scholar, filmmaker, playwright, activist, and actor, Peterson Toscano playfully explores the serious worlds of LGBTQ issues, religion, and climate change. After spending 17 years attempting to “de-gay” himself through gay conversion therapy, he came out a quirky, queer Quaker who recognizes the power of storytelling, petersontoscano.com.


Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, Features
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Spirit?

Spirit seems to have assumed a major office among Friends.

Ann Birch is a member of El Paso (Texas) Meeting; she is an academic reference librarian, grandmother, and actor in local theater.


Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, Viewpoint
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Tips for Writing for Friends Journal Open Issues 

Learn how to write for a Friends Journal open issue.

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.


Posted in: From the Editor's Desk
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Among Friends: Meaningful Values

Our introduction to the May issue, “What Are Quaker Values Anyway?”

Gail Whiffen is associate editor of Friends Journal.


Posted in: Among Friends, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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A Simple, Silent Moment

Our feet danced in an inch of water, and the wooden benches beneath us were worn from use and age. […]

Eliana DeHaven, Grade 8, Buckingham Friends School


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