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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.

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This essay summarizes Johanna and JT's work and exploration with the Listening Project. This article has been called "eye-opening an thought-provoking"  FJ. Click on photo to download pdf, or view online.

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This essay imagines and explores what it would look like for different generations to mentor each other. Focusing on Quakers in the State College community, it uplifts one community in full beauty. Click on photo to download pdf, or view online.

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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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This essay was published in 2014 in the Journal of the American Chestnut Foundation. Aimed at environmental educators and teachers, it offers ideas for hands-on youth programs that celebrate one of Pennsylvania's native trees.

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Johanna Jackson and Melissa Rycroft make a call to expand Quaker membership so that it fits with contemporary realities. This article is a partnership with 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.  Click on photo to download pdf, or view online.

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Within Communities magazine, this issue focuses on consent. This personal, delicate poem shares about a time that consent was violated. It describes both the loss and healing. Specific or graphic content about the violation is not included.

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This article is a news update about the closing of Vogel's & Foster's clothing store. 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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Many of these publications were written with brainstorming and editing support from JT Dorr-Bremme.