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Friends Journal is a magazine that communicates the Quaker experience to connect and deepen spiritual lives. Our podcast features poems and articles ready by authors, along with the audio of our monthly author chat interviews.

Friends Journal is a magazine that communicates the Quaker experience to connect and deepen spiritual lives. Our podcast features poems and articles ready by authors, along with the audio of our monthly author chat interviews.
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Friends Journal is a magazine that communicates the Quaker experience to connect and deepen spiritual lives. Our podcast features poems and articles ready by authors, along with the audio of our monthly author chat interviews.

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English


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Author Paul Buckley reads “Why Quakers Stopped Voting”

10/26/2016
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FJ Podcast: In 1762, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting approved a minute stating: “Liberty of conscience being . . . essential to the well-being of religious societies, we . . . therefore advise and exhort all in profession with us, to decline the acceptance of any office or station in civil government, the duties of which are inconsistent with our religious principles.” The post Author Paul Buckley reads “Why Quakers Stopped Voting” appeared first on Friends Journal.

Duration: 00:14:00


Author Gretchen Castle reads “What Unites Us”

10/25/2016
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FJ Podcast: Having grown up in a Quaker family, the daughter of a pastor in Indiana and Iowa (Friends United Meeting), I heard the language of prayers and hymns and thought-provoking sermons. And in the silent worship, I learned to listen deeply for God’s comfort and promptings and humor. I grew up with what I feel is the best combination of Quaker practices. The post Author Gretchen Castle reads “What Unites Us” appeared first on Friends Journal.

Duration: 00:17:10


Author Jane Fremon reads “Reaching Out and Across”

10/25/2016
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FJ Podcast: Fifteen years ago, in the aftermath of 9/11, Sarah Hirsch, then a first grade teacher at Princeton Friends School, felt compelled to do something. Reaching out to her counterpart at the Noor-Ul-Iman School (another young independent school located north of Princeton on Route 1 on the premises of the Islamic Society of Central Jersey), Sarah launched what has become a signature program at both schools. The post Author Jane Fremon reads “Reaching Out and Across” appeared first...

Duration: 00:14:35


Author Joan Dyer Liversidge reads “A Ministry of Presence”

10/25/2016
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FJ Podcast: The Spirit of God is often found in the midst of conflict. We can find it if we are able to stand still, prayerfully listen to one another and to the divine presence among us, maintain our practice of waiting worship, and seek truth together in community. The post Author Joan Dyer Liversidge reads “A Ministry of Presence” appeared first on Friends Journal.

Duration: 00:25:39


Author Paula Palmer reads “Quaker Indian Boarding Schools”

10/23/2016
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FJ Podcast: Last year I responded to a call that came from two sources: from Spirit, in the manner of Friends experiencing leadings, and from a coalition of Native American organizations that is working to bring about healing for Native people who still carry wounds from the Indian boarding schools. The post Author Paula Palmer reads “Quaker Indian Boarding Schools” appeared first on Friends Journal.

Duration: 00:29:56


Author Elaine Green reads “The Quaker Family”

10/16/2016
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FJ Podcast: The experience of attending the plenary in Peru was both uplifting and comforting to me as a member of the minority Liberal branch of the Quaker family. Like far-flung cousins in the faith, we came together in love and respect, and the joy amongst us was infectious. The post Author Elaine Green reads “The Quaker Family” appeared first on Friends Journal.

Duration: 00:49:40


Author Marjorie McKelvey Isaacs reads “Climate Change Can’t Wait for Quaker Time”

9/26/2016
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http://www.friendsjournal.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Climate-Change-Can’t-Wait-for-Quaker-Time-MP3.mp3FJ PODCAST SUBSCRIPTION: ITUNES | DOWNLOAD | RSS | STITCHER FJ Podcast: I don’t want to talk about climate change, and you probably don’t want to hear about it either. Honestly, it is just too big of … Read the rest The post Author Marjorie McKelvey Isaacs reads “Climate Change Can’t Wait for Quaker Time” appeared first on Friends Journal.

Duration: 00:43:33


Author Lola Georg reads “The Dwelling Place Within”

8/21/2016
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FJ Podcast: I had the most remarkable experience the first time I stepped over the threshold of a meetinghouse. The room was quiet, and I knew that I was supposed to sit in silence. I sat down and closed my eyes. For a while, I fidgeted and tried to make myself comfortable on the bench. The post Author Lola Georg reads “The Dwelling Place Within” appeared first on Friends Journal.

Duration: 00:24:16


Author Chris Mohr reads “A Quaker Space for Our Time”

8/14/2016
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FJ Podcast: On October 6, 2015, I got an email from Tony Heriza, the media production director at American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). His wife, Jane Golden, directs the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, and they had a problem. The post Author Chris Mohr reads “A Quaker Space for Our Time” appeared first on Friends Journal.

Duration: 00:19:37


Interview with Jean Schnell, author of “Framing the Light”

8/6/2016
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http://www.friendsjournal.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/jean.schnell3@gmail.com-on-2016-08-03-at-08.56.mp3 FJ PODCAST SUBSCRIPTION: ITUNES | DOWNLOAD | RSS | STITCHER Read the article: Framing the Light Subscribe to FJ’s podcast series. You can listen online from our website or subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or other … Read the rest The post Interview with Jean Schnell, author of “Framing the Light” appeared first on Friends Journal.

Duration: 00:19:17


Author Jean Schnell reads “Framing the Light”

8/3/2016
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FJ Podcast: When I first became interested in photography in 2005, I took a class in composition. As part of an assignment, I began to photograph the Quaker meeting that I attend. When I shared the pictures with members of my meeting, I had my first direct personal experience of photographs touching a viewer and making them feel something. The post Author Jean Schnell reads “Framing the Light” appeared first on Friends Journal.

Duration: 00:17:57


Interview with Peter Moretzsohn, author of “Are You a Friend?”

7/30/2016
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http://www.friendsjournal.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Quakers-and-Religious-Identity-Author-interview-with-Peter-M.mp3 FJ PODCAST SUBSCRIPTION: ITUNES | DOWNLOAD | RSS | STITCHER On the FJ Podcast. From the article: As a 25-year-old “almost Quaker,” I am standing at the edges of the faith and in the dead center of … Read the rest The post Interview with Peter Moretzsohn, author of “Are You a Friend?” appeared first on Friends Journal.

Duration: 00:23:23


Author Andrew Glazier reads “The Billboard”

6/27/2016
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FJ Podcast: About eight years ago, I was driving on the main road near my new home in California’s Central Valley. I live near Sequoia National Park. The valley below the park has some of the largest citrus groves and vineyards in the state. This is one of the places John Steinbeck visited early in his career. The post Author Andrew Glazier reads “The Billboard” appeared first on Friends Journal.

Duration: 00:08:44


Interview with Stephen McNeil, author of “Proclaiming Love and Justice”

5/31/2016
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http://www.friendsjournal.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Stephen-McNeil-on-2016-05-23-at-13.11-002-For-Internet.mp3 FJ PODCAST SUBSCRIPTION: ITUNES | DOWNLOAD | RSS | STITCHER On the FJ Podcast. From the article: AFSC’s institutional response to LGB concerns began in 1975 when four staff and committee people sent out an open letter … Read the rest The post Interview with Stephen McNeil, author of “Proclaiming Love and Justice” appeared first on Friends Journal.

Duration: 00:29:01


Poet Lynn Martin reads “Weather Is What She Has to Say”

5/29/2016
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document.createElement('audio'); http://www.friendsjournal.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Weather-is-What-She-Has-to-Say.mp3 FJ PODCAST SUBSCRIPTION: ITUNES DOWNLOAD RSS STITCHER Everywhere the earth is speaking. In L.A. it opens and drags down whole buildings. Here, in Vermont, the woods resound with the crack of trees under ice. Read the rest The post Poet Lynn Martin reads Weather Is What She Has to Say appeared first on Friends Journal.

Duration: 00:03:30


Author Laura Noel reads “Affirming Ivy”

5/23/2016
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FJ Podcast: At four years old, she had no way of knowing that one day she would again tell her mother she was a girl—this time definitively—or that her gender identity would help set the wheels in motion for a new policy at George School to support transgender students. The post Author Laura Noel reads Affirming Ivy appeared first on Friends Journal.

Duration: 00:08:19


Author Stephen McNeil reading “Proclaiming Love and Justice”

5/19/2016
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FJ Podcast: As a peace and justice organization, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) places its work for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights and recognition within an international human rights framework and draws on the historic Quaker witness for peace. The post Author Stephen McNeil reading Proclaiming Love and Justice appeared first on Friends Journal.

Duration: 00:22:57


Interview with Lisa Graustein, author of “Gender, Sexuality, and Our Bodies”

5/17/2016
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FJ Podcast: The language we use to talk about our gender, sexuality, and bodies is useful when it can clarify, claim, and help understand identity; it is damaging and harmful when it is used to negate, box-in, or deny identity and lived reality. The post Interview with Lisa Graustein, author of Gender, Sexuality, and Our Bodies appeared first on Friends Journal.

Duration: 00:30:50


Interview with Kody Gabriel Hersh, author of “A Gospel of Qaker Sexuality”

5/15/2016
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A wide-ranging discussion on Quaker bingo, joy, and sparkly suspenders. The post Interview with Kody Gabriel Hersh, author of A Gospel of Qaker Sexuality appeared first on Friends Journal.

Duration: 00:19:33


Author Kody Gabriel Hersh reads “A Gospel of Quaker Sexuality”

5/8/2016
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FJ Podcast: I came out as queer without feeling any conflict with my identity as a Friend. But as my commitment to Quakerism as a spiritual path deepened, I realized that there was a disconnect between Quakerism and my emerging sexuality. The post Author Kody Gabriel Hersh reads A Gospel of Quaker Sexuality appeared first on Friends Journal.

Duration: 01:33:50

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