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Loving Our Enemies: Reflections on the Hardest Commandment

By Jim Forest. Orbis Books, 2014. 182 pages. $20/paperback; $16.50/eBook. Jim Forest is the religious child of American Communists who […]

Paul Buckley attends Community Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. Paul is a Quaker historian, theologian, and author whose most recent book is The Essential Elias Hicks.

Posted in: August 2015 Books, August 2015: The Effects of War, Quaker Book Reviews
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Strike!: The Farm Workers’ Fight for Their Rights

By Larry Dane Brimner. Calkins Creek, 2014. 172 pages. $16.95/hardcover. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Amidst growing unrest in […]

Hina Fathima is a former Friends Journal intern (summer 2014). She is currently a student at Haverford College, studying political science.

Posted in: Friends and Other Faiths: Friends and Other Faiths, May 2015 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Milestones May 2015

Births, deaths, and marriages among Friends.

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Books March 2015

Book reviews

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My Life as a Friend

A woodcarver leaves the Marines for a more peaceful life.

Philip C. Scott is a member of Valley Meeting in Wayne, Pa., and lives in Stowe, Vt., with his wife, Roberta. He is an outdoors person, but on rainy days he turns to art for entertainment. Woodcarving is his favorite form of intellectual play—that is what Albert Einstein called art.

Posted in: Features, November 2014: Books and Writing
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James Turrell: Beyond the Skyspace

 Use the media player above or right‐click here to download an audio version of this article. Contemporary light artist James […]

Gail Whiffen is the associate editor of Friends Journal. She grew up attending Gwynedd (Pa.) Meeting and participating in Junior and Middle School Friends Conference, a Quaker summer camp organized by Abington Quarterly Meeting. Gail lives in West Philadelphia with her fiancé, Chris.

Posted in: 2014, Features, February 2014
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What Are Schools For?

Quakers can advocate for alternatives to the dominant U.S. education paradigm that is based on industrial and military ideals of […]

Thomas B. Farquhar, the head of Westtown School, is a member of Westtown (Pa.) meeting.

Posted in: Features, January 2001
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Finding Our Place as Young Adult Friends

Sometimes I feel as though I lived during the period of Quietism in Quaker history. I attended what may be […]

Adam Waxman, a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., graduated from the Quaker Leadership Studies Program at Guilford College this year with dual degrees in Political Science and Religious Studies. He is living in Washington, D.C.

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Reading 50 Years of FRIENDS JOURNAL

I think that I am something of an oddity among the readers of Friends Journal. I grew up in a […]

Thomas D. Hamm is archivist and professor of history at Earlham College and a member and clerk of First Friends Meeting in New Castle, Ind. His book The Quakers in America was published in 2003.

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