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Returning Home Changed

Returning home doesn’t mean leaving the journey behind. Podcast and video author chat available.

Rachel Guaraldi is a practitioner and scholar of peace-building, interreligious dialogue, and community development. She is a member of Beacon Hill Meeting in Boston, Mass., and is currently part of a clinical pastoral education program in Boston where she is training to be a hospital chaplain.

Posted in: Features, February 2015

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Quaker Passage Ceremonies for Our Youth

Engaging young Friends and rebuilding our faith.

Ken Brick is a lifelong Friend, former member of Baltimore Yearly Meeting, current member of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, now living in Wilmington, Del. He is a graduate of Earlham College, the City University of New York graduate school, and has numerous affiliations with Quaker institutions. Author audio reading available.

Posted in: Features, February 2015

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A Pacifist’s Coming of Age

What needs would invented Quaker rituals fill today?

Ralph (R.M.) Ambrose is a writer of science fiction and fantasy and an IT professional. Ralph has studied anthropology and linguistics, and has a first degree black belt in Aikido. He has attended Berea (Ky.) Meeting, Orange Grove Meeting in Pasadena, Calif., and Inland Valley Meeting in Riverside, Calif. He blogs at http://liminal.IT.

Posted in: Features, February 2015

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The Meanings of Endings

Every ending transforms us.

Jim Ross is a public health researcher and an attender at Sandy Spring (Md.) Meeting. He is a resident of Silver Spring, Md. Author audio reading available.

Posted in: Features, February 2015

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Seeking Clearness with Work Transitions

Surrendering to a source of deeper wisdom. With podcast and video author interview.

Iris Graville is a writer from Lopez Island, Wash., where she attends Lopez Island Preparative Meeting and blogs regularly at irisgraville.com. Her first book is Hands at Work; her memoir-in-progress, Hiking Naked—A Quaker Woman’s Search for Balance, is a personal narrative of what she learned while living in Stehekin, Wash.

Posted in: Features, February 2015

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Cell Shed

Sitting alongside a patient for the final transition.

John Graham-Pole was for many years a member of Gainesville (Fla.) Meeting, and is now a member of Antigonish Worship Group in Nova Scotia, Canada. He is a professor emeritus from the University of Florida College of Medicine. Author podcast reading available.

Posted in: Features, February 2015

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Allen’s Neck Meeting Clambake Celebrates 125 Years

A century’s-worth of adaptations in a Quaker meeting’s summer celebration inadvertently documents ecosystem change. With podcast, author chat, and additional photos.

Joseph E. Ingoldsby completed post-graduate work in environmental policy and sustainable development at University of Massachusetts. He received a master’s in landscape architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. Joseph’s writings and exhibitions are focused on natural and cultural landscapes and vanishing landscapes and endangered species.  His work can be viewed at josephemmanuelingoldsby.com.

Posted in: Features, January 2015

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Braided Journey

A life interweaves Quaker spirituality and earthcare. With podcast.

Shelley Tanenbaum is the general secretary of Quaker Earthcare Witness (QEW). She currently also serves on the board of Quaker Institute for the Future, and has previously served on the boards of QEW and EarthLight magazine. She is a member of Strawberry Creek Meeting in Berkeley, Calif.

Posted in: Features, January 2015

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Allowing Ourselves to Be Bold

The experience of Earth Quaker Action Team.

George Lakey was first arrested in the Civil Rights Movement. He has taught at Pendle Hill study center and Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges and has led over 1,500 workshops on five continents. George is an active member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, a board member of EQAT, and a columnist for <em>Wagingnonviolence.org</em>.

Posted in: Features, January 2015

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Climate Change Is a Hot Mess

Observations from the People’s Climate March. With podcast.

Karie Firoozmand is a member of Stony Run Meeting in Baltimore, Md. and a founding member of the Chesapeake Quarter Fracking Working Group.

Posted in: Features, January 2015

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