Friends Journal

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Friends Journal
Friends Journal cover, December 2013.jpg
Friends Journal from December 2013
CategoriesQuaker magazine
First issueOctober 13, 1827
CompanyFriends Publishing Corporation
CountryUnited States
Based inPhiladelphia

Friends Journal is a monthly Quaker magazine that combines first-person narrative, reportage, poetry, and news. It is an independent publication of Friends Publishing Corporation based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Friends Journal began with two earlier publications, The Friend (Orthodox, 1827—1955) and The Friends Intelligencer (Hicksite, 1844—1955).[1] It was rebranded as Friends Journal in 1955 with the merger of the two magazines, which coincided with the reconciliation of Hicksite and Orthodox Friends in Philadelphia [2]. It was originally published weekly and then bi-weekly; it became a monthly periodical in 1988.[3]

The mission of Friends Journal is "to communicate Quaker experience in order to connect and deepen spiritual lives." [4] The magazine is a founding member of Quakers Uniting in Publications. [5]

In 2014, Friends Journal launched QuakerSpeak, a YouTube channel featuring interviews with Friends on core questions of Quaker faith.

In 2016, Friends Journal received the Best in Class award from the Association of Church Press.[6]


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