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Among Friends: Giving Light in the Darkness

Introduction to our issue on Giving and Philanthropy

Gabriel Ehri is executive director of Friends Journal.


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Viewpoint: How to Write a Thank-you Note

How to get through that pile of thank-you notes—and end up liking your Friends! 🔒

Mariellen Gilpin lives in Champaign, Ill.


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Quaker Family Values on Giving

Charity begins in the home. 🔒

Kathleen Costello Malin is a member of Smithfield (R.I.) Meeting and is active on a New England Yearly Meeting committee and her quarterly meeting as well. Kathleen works at a community foundation and presents frequently on philanthropy and technology. She has two millennial sons and a boomer husband. This article has been slightly corrected from the print edition.


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Why I Give

Giving is a response of gratefulness to God for life and its blessings.

Mike Moyer and his wife, Deb, have lived in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for 25 years where they attend College Avenue Friends Church. Mike recently retired from teaching at William Penn University. He has served on the board of trustees of the Pickett Endowment for Quaker Leadership since 1995 and as coordinator since 2007.


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Home Communion

FJ Poetry: Somewhere in Amish country—York, perhaps—a chalice and patter of local clay glazed in soft Loden green. 🔒

David Black lives in Louisa, Va.


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May I See

FJ Poetry: Lord, cure me of my blindness, / My short sightedness.

Andrea Carey lives in Pawcatuck, Conn.


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Darkness and Light

Lives of Friends 🔒

Mary Jean Port is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee. Her chapbook of poems, The Truth About Water, was published in 2009 by Finishing Line Press. She lives in Minneapolis and teaches at the Loft Literary Center. She is a 20-year member of Minneapolis (Minn.) Meeting.


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