Magazine

Recent Issues

Magazine cover with image of wooden elephant and donkey
May 2019 / June 2019
Magazine cover with image egret in marshy bay
March 2019 / April 2019
Magazine cover with image of "die-in" protest
January 2019 / February 2019

Archive Issues

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November 2016 / December 2016
Magazine cover with image of a stack of computer servers
September 2016 / October 2016
Poster at a public event - Moses parting the sea
July 2016 / August 2016
Picture of tree house on magazine cover
May 2016 / June 2016
Magazine cover with photo of water on window
March 2016 / April 2016
Magazine cover with photo of Ohlone ceremonial dancers
January 2016 / February 2016

Pages

Deep Archive

Before Pacific Yearly Meeting existed, before North Pacific and Intermountain Yearly Meetings, even before the Pacific Coast Association of Friends . . . Friends in the West connected with each other through Friends Bulletin, which was founded in 1929 and transformed into Western Friend in 2008. Find a simplified chronology of past editors here, and a more detailed chronology here. Please let us know if you can help us fill in any of the “gaps” in our collection.

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Future Issues of the Magazine

Let us know if you would like to contribute writing, art, or photography to one of the upcoming issues of Western Friend, which will be organized around the following themes:

  • July / Aug 2019 – On Control  (Still accepting manuscripts for online publication.)
  • Sept / Oct 2019 – On Neighbors  (Manuscript deadline for print publication: 8/1/19)
  • Nov / Dec 2019 – On Separation  (Manuscript deadline for print publication: 10/1/19)
  • Jan / Feb 2020 – On Mediation  (Manuscript deadline for print publication: 11/15/19)
  • March / April 2020 – On Art  (Manuscript deadline for print publication: 2/1/20)
  • May / June 2020 – On Wealth  (Manuscript deadline for print publication: 4/1/20)
  • July / Aug 2020 – On Secrets  (Manuscript deadline for print publication: 6/1/20)
  • Sept / Oct 2020 – On Teachers  (Manuscript deadline for print publication: 8/1/20)
  • Nov / Dec 2020 – On Rules  (Manuscript deadline for print publication: 10/1/20)
  • We accept manuscripts for online publication at any time.

We publish articles on topics of interest to both Quaker newcomers and "seasoned Friends." Submitted manuscripts for print publication should be somewhat longer than 600, 1300, or 1900 words.

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