Recent Issues

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November 2021 / December 1921
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September 2021 / October 2021
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July 2021 / August 2021

Archive Issues

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May 2015 / June 2015
Cover of "On Knowing" issue of Western Friend
March 2015 / April 2015
Cover of "On Reconciliation" issue of Western Friend
January 2015 / February 2015
November 2014 / December 2014
Cover of "On Family" issue of Western Friend
September 2014 / October 2014
Cover of "On Pride" issue of Western Friend
July 2014 / August 2014


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 2022 – On Freedom  (Manuscript deadline for print publication: 11/15/2021*)
  • 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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