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Death and Dying: A Personal Adventure

Death Caf茅s give people a place to share stories, confide their fears, and ask questions.

Alison Moore is a professional Life-Cycle Celebrant and partner in Oomph! Consulting, providing nonprofit management expertise. She is clerk of Interior British Columbia Meeting. Alison grows organic stone fruits and vegetables on Ravens View Farm in Peachland, B.C., where she moved with her husband after George W. Bush was reelected.


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The Art of Dying and the Afterlife: August Full Issue Access

Friends Journal member subscribers can download full PDF or read any article online. 🔒


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Among Friends: Understanding Death through Life

Our introduction to the August issue on The Art of Dying and the Afterlife.

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal. Email: martink@friendsjournal.org


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Forum, August 2017

Letters from our readers.


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The Tapestry of Meeting for Worship

Viewpoint: Uncovering a new dimension of meeting. 🔒

Thomas Sander lives in聽Lincoln, Mass.

 


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Unaccompanied

If the dark conceals all possibilities, then the light wakes us.

Boyce Upholt, raised in Hartford (Conn.) Meeting, is a writer and editor based in the Mississippi Delta.


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Final portrait of Shannon Zimmerman's father done by her older sister Erika Delzell Zimmerman. Courtesy of the author.

A Quaker’s Passing: My Father’s Way

The answers would only come from being present in the light. 🔒

Shannon Zimmerman is a lifelong Quaker raised in Colorado. Specializing in conflict resolution, she is currently living in Brisbane, Australia, working on a PhD. Her hope is to someday find a way to bring peace into politics. She is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.).


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Heaven-based Living

A brief glimpse of eternity inspires a search for understanding.

Michael Resman is a member of Rochester (Minn.) Meeting and an editor for What Canst Thou Say? His books include A Contemporary Mysticism.


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A Simple State of Being That Never Truly Dies

Moving toward death is its own kind of expectant worship. 🔒

Robert Stephen Dicken is a member of First Friends Meeting in New Castle, Ind. He retired from teaching high school English in 2002. His retirement days consist of reading, writing, drawing, almost completing honey-do lists, and entertaining grandchildren.


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Children and Death

Bringing Quaker spirituality to the bedside of those dying.

John Graham-Pole is a retired physician and graduate of London University. He has spent the last 30 years as a children’s oncologist and hospice director at the University of Florida, where he was a member of Gainesville (Fla.) Meeting. He has written three books and many essays and short stories.


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The author (center) with her sister Bonnie (left) and mother. Photo taken a few months before Bonnie's death. Photo courtesy of the author.

Weeping to Joy

God heals in unexpected ways.

Betsy Blake builds websites and communication strategies for companies and organizations trying to do good in the world. Her photojournalism work was recently featured on CNN and NBC news. Betsy lives in Greensboro, N.C., and is a member of First Friends Meeting. Learn more about Betsy at betsyblake.com.

 

This version has been slightly edited from the printed piece.


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Measuring Joy

Poetry: “My grandmother put a little sugar in everything she cooked.”

Michael S. Glaser lives in聽St. Mary’s City, Md.


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