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Forum November 2017

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The Beacons of Larkin Street

By Judith Favor. Apocryphile Press, 2017. 269 pages. $19.95/paperback; $3.99/eBook. When a turning point in a novel is framed by a challenge to unconditional love, you know you’ve strayed pretty far from mainstream fiction. And when a Quaker writer chooses a church called Saint Lydia’s for her setting, you know this is not traditional Quaker […]

Pamela Haines is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.


Posted in: November 2017 Books, Quaker Libraries
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Why Talk about Conscientious Objection with Youth?

Conscience must be developed and nurtured.

Curt Torell is an educator, counselor, and organizational development consultant, with a MDiv and a PhD in psychoeducational processes. He is a Quaker House board member and the treasurer for almost ten years. His conscientious objection started while attending seminary.


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Lilli de Jong

By Janet Benton. Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2017. 335 pages. $26.95/hardcover; $9.99/eBook. Lilli de Jong, a historical work of fiction set in late nineteenth-century Philadelphia, is the debut novel of Janet Benton. Lilli is a young Quaker and a teacher at a Friends school who loses her mother and turns to a young man in her […]

Danielle Hoffman is a former intern and assistant editor, and currently an editorial volunteer, at Friends Journal.


Posted in: Books, Conscience, October 2017 Books
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"The Canaanite Woman," from the Tres Riches Heurers du Duc de Berry, Folio 1644. The Conde Museum, Chantilly.

The Woman Who Refused to Take “No” for an Answer

Testimonies of equality and community in early Christianity.

Bill and his wife, Pat, are members of St. Lawrence Valley Meeting in Potsdam, N.Y. (under the care of Ottawa Meeting in Ontario, Canada). He taught biological and behavioral sciences at the University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston from 1975 to 2004, including courses in violence prevention and spiritual aspects of health.


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Mary Katherine McKinney Miller

Miller—Mary Katherine McKinney Miller, 69, on April 17, 2016, of pancreatic cancer, under hospice care at home in Philadelphia, Pa. Kathy was born on July 24, 1946, in Central City, Neb., and grew up in the Midwest as a Quaker whose father worked in race relations and conflict resolution. Her family was descended from the […]

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Consensus Decision Making in Eusocial Organisms

Learning disruption and resilience from ants and bees.

Barbara Dale graduated from Earlham College in Indiana with a major in biology in 2015. She participated in Quaker Voluntary Service in Philadelphia, Pa., from 2015 to 2016, and currently works in development for a Quaker values-based affordable housing organization. She lives cooperatively with seven humans in West Philadelphia.


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Worshiping Online

An experiment with online programmed meeting for worship.

Rachel Guaraldi is an interfaith hospital chaplain, Quaker minister, and spiritual director. As a lifelong Quaker and member of Beacon Hill Meeting in Boston, Mass., Rachel has facilitated dialogue among Quaker, ecumenical, and interfaith communities for over a decade. To join and participate in the online programmed meeting for worship, please visit rachelguaraldi.com/pmfw.


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The Value of Seminary

Lives of Friends: “But why go to seminary?” 🔒 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 […]

Ashley M. Wilcox is a recorded minister and pastor of Church of Mary Magdalene. She is a member of Freedom Friends Church and a sojourning member of Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting. Her writing has been published in Friends Journal, Western Friend, and various Quaker anthologies, as well as on her website, ashleymwilcox.com.


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Ann Richardson Stokes

Stokes—Ann Richardson Stokes, 85, on November 20, 2016, at home in West Chesterfield, N.H. Ann was born on June 9, 1931, in Moorestown, N.J., to Lydia Babbott and S. Emlen Stokes. A lifelong Quaker, she grew up in Moorestown Meeting and graduated from Moorestown Friends School. She attended Goddard College, and in 1959 built a […]

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