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Among Friends: A Spiritual and Secular Community in One

An introduction to the issue.

Gail Whiffen Coyle is associate editor of Friends Journal.


Posted in: Among Friends, April 2016: Spiritual Nurture / Quaker Training
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Spiritual Nurture in a Fix-it Culture

Gardening helped a disillusioned seminarian open to the deepness of questions without answers.

Sarah Klatt-Dickerson is the Portland coordinator for Quaker Voluntary Service. She’s also an artist and poet, a growing listener, and amateur gardener. As a part of her work with QVS, she gets to spend time with Liberal and Evangelical Friends in the Pacific Northwest.


Posted in: April 2016: Spiritual Nurture / Quaker Training, Features
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The Seven Habits of Effective Spiritual Nurturers

Seven practices that distill the art of spiritual nurture.

Michael Green is administrator of the School of the Spirit Ministry and a former core teacher of its program On Being a Spiritual Nurturer. He is a member of Durham (N.C.) Meeting.


Posted in: April 2016: Spiritual Nurture / Quaker Training, Features
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Questions of the Grail

Finding the right questions for a spiritual accountability peer group.

Viv Hawkins co-founded Releasing Ministry Alliance and studies, practices, and teaches about spiritual accountability. She invites folks to releasingministry.org and the Facebook group Friends Spiritual Accountability. She loves Lola Georg, her partner, and carries a ministry to foster faithfulness with a minute from Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, endorsed by Philadelphia Quarterly and Yearly Meetings.


Posted in: April 2016: Spiritual Nurture / Quaker Training, Features
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Even Monkeys Fall

FJ Poetry: "Even camels die of thirst. / Even cats lose their cool."

Eleanor Dart lives in Tucson, Ariz.


Posted in: April 2016: Spiritual Nurture / Quaker Training, Poetry
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Boy Bathing Under a Coco Palm

FJ Poetry: "Every morning I see him / toddling through the long damp grass"

Stephanie JT Russell lives in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.


Posted in: April 2016: Spiritual Nurture / Quaker Training, Poetry
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Why I Won’t Teach Bible Stories in First-day School

Religious education.

Peter Landau is married with three children, works as a writer and editor, and is a member of Orange Grove Meeting in Pasadena, Calif.


Posted in: April 2016: Spiritual Nurture / Quaker Training, Religious Education
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Let’s Grow Together: Anicka Meyers

Profiles of those new 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.


Posted in: April 2016: Spiritual Nurture / Quaker Training, Let's Grow Together
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