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Recent Issues

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September 2023 / October 1923
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July 2023 / August 2023
Cover of magazine showing a gorilla in a zoo
May 2023 / June 2023

Archive Issues

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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
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May 2015 / June 2015

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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

Magazine articles: Click on "contact us" above to contribute ideas, writing, art, or photography for an upcoming issue of Western Friend, which will be organized around the following themes:

  • Nov / Dec 2023 – On Seeds  (Manuscript deadline for print publication: 10/1/2023*)
  • Jan/Feb 2024 – On Division  (Manuscript deadline for print publication: 11/15/2023*)
  • Mar/Apr 2024 – On Prayer  (Manuscript deadline for print publication: 2/1/2024*)
  • May/June 2024 – On Innocence  (Manuscript deadline for print publication: 4/1/2024*)
  • July/Aug 2024 – On Tech (Manuscript deadline for print publication: 6/1/2024*)
  • Sept/Oct 2024 – On Legacy (Manuscript deadline for print publication: 8/1/2024*)
  • Nov/Dec 2024 – On Compassion (Manuscript deadline for print publication: 10/1/2024*)
  • Jan/Feb 2025 – On Solidarity  (Manuscript deadline for print publication: 11/15/2024*)
  • 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.

Newsletter news items: Visit the webpage for our weekly email newsletter, Extra Extre Western Friend, where you will find a form for submitting news items.

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