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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.


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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. Anchored in the middle of the lake, my grandpa and I sat in the rowboat that had first belonged to my great-grandfather prior to his death. The boat’s blue paint was chipped and its hull […]

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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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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Pandora

By Victoria Turnbull. Clarion Books, 2017. 30 pages. $16.99/hardcover; $12.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 4–8. Pandora, a fox, lives at a dump where she busies herself repairing broken things. But she doesn’t know how to fix an injured bird who has landed among the discards. She prepares him a soft bed and watches over him as he regains […]

Ann Birch (formerly Dee Cameron) is a librarian and a member of El Paso (Tex.) Meeting.


Posted in: May 2018 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness

By Susan Verde, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2017. 32 pages. $14.95/hardcover; $13.46/eBook. Recommended for ages 4–8. The young person in these pages starts out feeling “like a boat with no anchor being carried away,” but after remembering to notice the breath and to use the senses to notice what is happening, […]

Lisa Rand works in youth services at a public library in Berks County, Pa.


Posted in: May 2018 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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Another Way to Climb a Tree

By Liz Garton Scanlon, illustrated by Hadley Hooper. Roaring Brook Press, 2017. 40 pages. $17.99/hardcover; $9.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 4–8. Lulu loves to climb trees. She climbs higher than any of her friends. Lulu climbs trees that no one else climbs, unless she’s sick. When Lulu is sick, she misses her trees and wonders if all […]

Katie Green attends Clearwater Meeting in Dunedin, Fla., and is a member of Worcester (Mass.) Meeting. She is a storyteller, workshop facilitator, and writer.


Posted in: May 2018 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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Nurturing Growth and Healing through Stories

Relearning how to tell and to listen to stories.

Astuti Bijlefeld finds that her roles of mother, grandmother, chaplain, and gardener complement and shape each other. She is a member of Central Finger Lakes Meeting in Geneva, N.Y.


Posted in: Features, Healing
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how to be home

FJ Poetry: “site on a wooden stool / naked as an orphan”

Amy Baskin lives in Portland, Ore.


Posted in: Poetry, Quakers and the Holy Land
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Forum, February 2018

Forum: 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 […]


Posted in: February 2018, Forum
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