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Thanks to Sierra from Salem Meeting!


Two issues of Friends BulletinThanks to Salem Friends Meeting and especially Sierra Newby-Smith for taking the incredibly thoughtful initiative, when culling thought their meeting library’s old periodicals, to consult the Western Friend website, determine whether they held any issues that are missing from our “deep archive,” discovering that they did have two, and sending them home to Western Friend!

Tact for People in Hardship


Dear Editor, 

For "a homeless man," I believe the preferred terminology these days is "a person experiencing homelessness." If Friends have questions as to the reasoning behind the choice, I should be glad to discuss privately. 

from E.J. Harkness, Sojourning Friend (9/23/2022)

Job Openings with Right Sharing


Dear Friends,

We are still seeking candidates for three senior leadership positions. All positions are fully remote. An eligible candidate must have legal authorization to work in the U.S. The full job descriptions are hyperlinked below.

The Associate Secretary of Operations is a senior leadership position responsible for organizational operations including accounting, bookkeeping, budgeting, and financial and legal transactions that promote the mission of RSWR.

Hear from a Friend in Guatemala


The director of the Guatemala Friends Scholarship Program (PROGRESA), Miguel Costop, will be speaking about the growth of PROGRESA, a program that develops community and leadership skills in students using Quaker values and its success in promoting higher education for women in Guatemala. Join us on zoom:

Books Seeking Reviewers


Three new books awaiting willing reviewers:


An Invitation to Quaker Eldering

by Elaine Emily, Mary Kay Blazer, Janet Gibian Hough, and Bruce Neumann

A guide to enrich and nourish the practice of eldering among Friends. (2022)


Stories of Spiritual Healing

by Kwang-hee Park

Forty-one stories of Divine guidance and inner wisdom helping ordinary people. (2022)


Friendly Leadership

by Donn Weinholtz

Quakers Strengthening Democracy


As the November elections approach, the fault lines in our democracy are becoming increasingly evident. A deeply polarized public and attempts to manipulate election outcomes are challenges that have led many Friends to unite in a Quaker Call to Action to defend democracy.

Join us for “Strengthening Democracy This Election Year” to discuss how Quakers are being led to respond.

Loss and Damage Day


"Loss and damage" is a term used by the United Nations to refer to the impacts of climate change that aren’t possible to adapt to.

At last year’s UN climate talks in Glasgow (COP26) Quaker work helped to push loss and damage up the agenda.


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