Recent Issues

Magazine cover with image of rally for climate action
November 2018 / December 2018
Magazine cover with image of hungry child and playground
September 2018 / October 2018
Magazine cover with image of swimming shark
July 2018 / August 2018

Archive Issues

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
Magazine cover with photo of statue of wagon train
November 2015 / December 2015
Magazine cover with picture of toys on a playground
September 2015 / October 2015
July 2015 / August 2015


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:

  • Jan / Feb 2019 – On Weapons  (Still accepting manuscripts for online publication)
  • March / April 2019 – On Water  (Manuscript deadline for print publication: 2/1/19)
  • May / June 2019 – On Puzzles  (Manuscript deadline for print publication: 4/1/19)
  • July / Aug 2019 – On Control  (Manuscript deadline for print publication: 6/1/19)
  • Sept / Oct 2019 – On Neighbors  (Manuscript deadline for print publication: 8/1/19)
  • Nov / Dec 2019 – On Division  (Manuscript deadline for print publication: 10/1/19)
  • 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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