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PUBLICATIONS

This page features published writing by Johanna Jackson. It includes essays that relate to Forward in Faithfulness as well as other creative projects.

Essays are posted in reverse chronological order.

Written for Quaker audiences, focuses on a call to ministry that unfolded during the first few weeks of the pandemic. it describes the bravery and faith needed to start a new endeavor during uncertain times.

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This article is a news update about the closing of a small business in Chelsea, Michigan. It explores the townspeople – from orchestra teachers to accountants to clerks – who moved in and through the building during its history.

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VISIONS OF A STRONG QUAKER FUTURE


Friends Journal,
Oct. 2021

This essay summarizes Johanna and JT's work with the Listening Project. What do Friends under 55 say about Quaker systems? This article has been called "eye-opening an thought-provoking" by Friends Journal.

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SMASHING CHAINS
(Poem and Collage)


Communities Magazine,
Fall 2021

With beautiful collages that convey something that words cannot, this personal, delicate poem shares about a time that consent was violated. Specific content about the event is not included. Note: This file takes a minute to download.

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NEW QUAKER COMMUNITIES


Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, June 2021

Johanna offers suggestions for building new Quaker structures that support and nourish everyone – particularly rural Friends and younger Friends who may be far from their peers.

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PRESERVING
QUAKER HEIRLOOMS


Friends Journal, May 2021

This essay imagines and explores what it would look like for different generations to mentor each other. What might we learn? What might we find? It centers on a community of Friends in State College, Pennsylvania

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ON BELONGING: QUAKERS CAN BE MORE INVITING


Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, April 2021

Johanna Jackson and Melissa Rycroft make a call to expand Quaker membership so that it fits with contemporary realities. This article is publicized through Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.

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Johanna interviews several Friends about their 12-step programs, describing ways that healthy faith communities can support recovery. This article was published in Friends Journal, January 2020.

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Aimed at environmental educators and teachers, this essay offers ideas for hands-on youth programs that celebrate one of Pennsylvania's native trees.

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Tropical Leaves

Three additional essays are forthcoming in The Natural Farmer and in Friends Journal, 2022.