Among Friends: An Everlasting Space for Truth

An introduction to our issue on Quaker Spaces.

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.

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It’s the Spirit That Makes It Beautiful

A Friends church in Oregon opens itself to its neighbors.

Cherice Bock teaches at George Fox University, and is pursuing a PhD in environmental studies. She is part of Northwest Yearly Meeting, where she organizes Peace Month (nwfriends.org/peacemonth). Cherice enjoys spending time with her spouse and two sons, raising chickens, gardening, hiking, biking, writing, and reading.

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Ministry of Tourism

A historic meetinghouse becomes a place where the public can learn about Friends.

Since 2013, Lynne Calamia has overseen the operation, maintenance, and upkeep of the historic Arch Street Meeting House and burial ground. She holds a PhD in American Studies from Penn State University. Lynne is a member of the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia.

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The Dwelling Place Within

While traveling to unusual worship places, a Friend discovers the sacred dwelling space within.

Lola Georg is a member of Media (Pa.) Meeting. Currently, she is a licensed professional counselor in private practice. Previously, she had an extensive career in financial management for nonprofit organizations, including Quaker organizations. She loves Viv Hawkins, and they live in Philadelphia, Pa.

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On Being Empty

FJ Poetry: "I’ve been empty for a while now..."

Karie Firoozmand lives in Timonium, Md.

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Gabby Hammons (center, with short hair) next to Congressman John Lewis during FCNL's Spring Lobby Weekend, 2016.

Lets Grow Together Interview with Gabby Hammons

Our Lets Grow Together interviews profile newcomers to Friends.

Trevor Johnson is the editorial fellow at Friends Journal through Quaker Voluntary Service’s second-year Alumni Fellows program. Do you know someone we should interview? Reach us at editors@friendsjournal.org.

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A New Conspiracy Theory

Believing that miracles occur.

Marydale Stewart is a retired college English teacher and librarian. She has a chapbook, Inheritance (Puddin’head Press, 2008); a poetry collection, Let the Thunder In (Boxing Day Books, 2014); and poems in a number of literary magazines. She is a member of Clear Creek (Ill.) Meeting.

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News, August 2016

News of Friends.

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