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The Ministry of the Written Word

Quakers Uniting in Publications (QUIP) is an international consortium of Quaker book publishers, book sellers, authors, and periodical publishers. This […]

Posted in: Features, May 2001
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Be Thou Perfect

Perfection is not a static state of self‐satisfaction. It not only permits growth, it requires growth. Did not Christ grow […]

Kirsten Backstrom, a member of Multnomah Meeting in Portland, Oregon, is a frequent contributor to Friends Journal.

Posted in: Features, May 2001
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The Miracle of Forgiveness: A Journey of the Heart

Seeds, whether planted by the human hand or sown by the wind, endure. Covered by earth they rest unseen, waiting […]

After 20 years of teaching in juvenile detention, Roxy Jacobs is now field secretary for Illinois Yearly Meeting.

Posted in: Features, May 2001
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‘The Power,’ Quaking, and the Rediscovery of Primitive Quakerism

“The Power of the Lord,” or just simply, “The Power,” was a very important concept to the early Quakers, but […]

Scott Martin is a longtime attender at Centre Meeting in Centreville, Delaware.

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The Making of A Western Quaker Reader: An Interview with Anthony Manousos

In 2000, A Western Quaker Reader: Writings by and about Independent Quakers in the Western United States, 1929–1999 was published […]

Kenneth Sutton is the senior editor and Robert Dockhorn the assistant editor of Friends Journal.

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Arlene Kelly

One of the difficult issues for Quakers is leadership. Somehow we know we need leaders, yet we are all supposed […]

Kara Newell is a member of Reedwood Friends Church in Portland, Oregon.

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New England Friends in Unity With Nature (NEFUN) Committee

The current work of the NEFUN Committee supports discernment around New England monthly meetings of the faith and practice of […]

Posted in: Features, May 2001
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