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Facing the Light

Emmanuel Levinas goes to Quaker meeting. 🔒

Austin Ricketts lives with his wonderful wife, Catherine, in St. Michaels, Md. He is an attender at Third Haven Meeting in Easton, Md. Recently, he served as a chaplain for Trinity Fellows Academy. He has degrees in biblical studies and religion, and is interested in pursuing spiritual direction as a vocation.


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Lorie Dodge Leininger

Leininger—Lorie Dodge Leininger, 89, on July 29, 2016, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Lorie was born on August 9, 1926, in Vienna, Austria, to an Austrian mother and a Hungarian father, who left the family when she was young. Sickly as a child, she almost died from pneumonia. In her large Catholic family, discipline was strict, but […]

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Edward Furnas Snyder

Snyder—Edward Furnas Snyder, 90, on August 12, 2016, in Bar Harbor, Maine, after a brief, rapid decline, surrounded in his last days and hours by family and friends. Ed was born on November 13, 1925, in Belle Plaine, Iowa, the oldest of three children of Mary Ella Blue and Edward F. Snyder Sr. His father […]


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Margaret Parrish Paul Stark

Stark—Margaret Parrish Paul Stark, 99, on June 1, 2016, in Port Townsend, Wash. Peg was born on December 4, 1916, in her Philadelphia family’s summer cottage in Corea, Maine, a lobster fishing village that nurtured her love of the sea. Her grandmother and her father, who left his job at a steel company when it […]

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December full issue access

FJ Members get full website access to all of the articles in the December issue, along with a PDF to read it offline. 🔒

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Among Friends: Giving Light in the Darkness

Introduction to our issue on Giving and Philanthropy

Gabriel Ehri is executive director of Friends Journal.


Posted in: Among Friends, Giving and Philanthropy
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Viewpoint: How to Write a Thank-you Note

How to get through that pile of thank-you notes—and end up liking your Friends! 🔒

Mariellen Gilpin lives in Champaign, Ill.


Posted in: Giving and Philanthropy, Viewpoint
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Quaker Family Values on Giving

Charity begins in the home. 🔒

Kathleen Costello Malin is a member of Smithfield (R.I.) Meeting and is active on a New England Yearly Meeting committee and her quarterly meeting as well. Kathleen works at a community foundation and presents frequently on philanthropy and technology. She has two millennial sons and a boomer husband. This article has been slightly corrected from the print edition.


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Speaking the Language of Quaker Values

A Friend’s perspective on money and philanthropy.

Henry B. Freeman is a fundraising consultant who works with nonprofit organizations and educational institutions around the country. An active Friend, Henry lives in Richmond, Ind., and is a member of Clear Creek Meeting in Richmond.


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