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Writing Opp Feb 2019: Open Issue

Learn how to write for a Friends Journal open issue.

Martin Kelley is senior editor of聽Friends Journal. This piece originally written May 2018.


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A Living Tension

Quaker values and money.

Jeffery W. Perkins is executive director of Friends Fiduciary Corporation, a Quaker nonprofit providing cost-effective, professional, socially responsible investment services to Quaker meetings, churches, and organizations. He serves on the board of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility and is a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa.


Posted in: Features, Meetings and Money
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Forum, October 2018

Letters from our readers. 馃敀

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Giving Up Something Good for Something Better

By Sister Alegria del Se帽or and Sister Confianza del Se帽or (Beth Blodgett and Prairie Naoma Cutting). Amigas Press, 2017. 362 [鈥

is a librarian who lives in the Driftless region of southwest Wisconsin, where she and her family have a diversified farm of animals, gardens, and mushrooms.


Posted in: Meetings and Money, October 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Elizabeth Niaz Bagshaw

Bagshaw鈥擡lizabeth Niaz Bagshaw, 84, on December 6, 2017, in Seattle, Wash. Liz was born on May 27, 1933, in Amsterdam, [鈥

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Michael S. Juras

Juras鈥擬ichael S. Juras, 62, on September 7, 2017, in Columbia, S.C., unexpectedly, with his loved ones by his side. Michael [鈥

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Contempt Is a Bitter鈥怲asting Word

Rebuilding community among people who do not agree.

J. E. McNeil is an attorney and a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) with a master鈥檚 in conflict transformation from Eastern Mennonite University. She has trained thousands in different matters around the country and is currently providing training by request on 鈥淐onversations with the Other.鈥


Posted in: Features, September 2018
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Syrian children at a feeding station in Turkey administered by TIAFI (Team International Assistance for Integration).

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The yellowing pages of 80鈥恲ear鈥恛ld AFSC relief pamphlets inspire a new sense of agency.

Camilla Meek lives in Durham, N.C., where she has attended Durham Meeting and Guilford College Meeting. She served as a director of communications for Guilford College. Meek has a BA degree in fine arts and an MBA in marketing.

Special thanks to Don Davis of the AFSC Archives.


Posted in: Features, September 2018
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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 鈥渨e will be able to make a difference in our world,鈥 and that uses Quaker process in decision making.


Posted in: Features, September 2018
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A Quaker Perspective on Hope

Hopelessness and burnout lead a Friend to rediscover an archaic form of hope.

Kate Davies is a member of Whidbey Island (Wash.) Meeting and author of Intrinsic Hope: Living Courageously in Troubled Times. She is also senior fellow at the Whidbey Institute and professor emeritus at Antioch University.


Posted in: Features, September 2018
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