Recent Issues

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January 2022 / February 2022
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November 2021 / December 1921
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September 2021 / October 2021

Archive Issues

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July 2017 / August 2017
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May 2017 / June 2017
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March 2017 / April 2017
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January 2017 / February 2017
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November 2016 / December 2016
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September 2016 / October 2016


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:

  • Mar / Apr 2022 – On Alternatives  (Manuscript deadline for print publication: 2/1/2022*)
  • May / June 2022 – On Place  (Manuscript deadline for print publication: 4/1/2022)
  • July / Aug 2022 – On Normality  (Manuscript deadline for print publication: 6/1/2022*)
  • Sept / Oct 2022 – On Cooperation  (Manuscript deadline for print publication: 8/1/2022*)
  • Nov / Dec 2022 – On Science  (Manuscript deadline for print publication: 10/1/2022*)
  • 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 2100 words.

* It is possible that enough submissions will be submitted and accepted to fill the print edition of this issue before this deadline arrives.

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