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Archive | July, 2006

Among Friends: Relating to Money

Friends and Money: This topic could be more controversial, more sensitive to many Friends than discussions about politics, racism, religion, [鈥

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Our Money and Our Lives

Money is a hard thing for Quakers to talk about. That鈥檚 my experience, at least鈥攚hether it be in conversations with [鈥

Carolyn Hilles is a member of Beacon Hill Meeting in Boston, Mass.

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Reconsidering Financial Security

Friends speak of living in faithfulness to God, of letting our outward lives be wholly patterned by obedience to the [鈥

Joanna Hoyt, a member of Portland (Maine) Meeting, is currently living in upstate New York. She is listed as "an isolated Friend" within Farmington-Scipio Regional Meeting. She participates in a Meeting for Faithfulness, a group of Friends in western New York who gather monthly, or as able, for extended worship focused on faithfulness to the Spirit's leading in their lives.

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Fighting over Money

Have you noticed that most fights involve triangles鈥攖wo people or groups and a sticky issue? The sticky issue is often [鈥

Ron McDonald, a member of Memphis (Tenn.) Meeting, is a pastoral counselor and the author of a new book, The Spirituality of Community Life: When We Come 'Round Right.

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Living with Beggars

The man walking toward me grinned broadly from several feet away, and at first I thought he was being friendly. [鈥

Anna Redsand is especially interested in writing about social justice issues. She teaches high-risk high school students in Albuquerque, N.Mex., and has also spent many years as a psychotherapist and counselor. Her young adult biography, Viktor Frankl: A Life Worth Living, will be released by Clarion Books in December 2006, and her book reviews have appeared in Third Coast magazine. She has a meditation practice that draws on several traditions.

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The Costs of the Quaker Faith

Benjamin Franklin once said, 鈥淩ather go to bed without dinner than to rise in debt.鈥 This might be difficult advice [鈥

Glenn L. Reinhart is a member of Manhattan Meeting in New York, N.Y. To join a Quaker Finance Discussion Group and to download free Quaker financial data and a monthly meeting expense planning tool, please send an e-mail message to David Clements at [email protected]

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Asking for Money for the Monthly Meeting

Recently I attended a Unitarian Universalist Sunday service in Montreal, where the congregation was in the midst of their annual [鈥

Caroline Balderston Parry is a member of Ottawa Meeting in Canada.

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Ministry and Money in the Experience of Earlier Friends

The connection between money and ministry is such a hot鈥恇utton issue for many unprogrammed Friends. It might be useful to [鈥

Marty Grundy is a member of Cleveland Meeting, Lake Erie Yearly Meeting. She is a former clerk of Friends General Conference's Traveling Ministries Committee.

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The Right Use of Money

Money has always caused Christians鈥攁nd modern Quakers鈥攁 host of problems. We all know some version of the injunction from Paul: [鈥

David H. Ciscel, a member of Memphis (Tenn.) Meeting, is a professor of Economics at University of Memphis.

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Money as a Proxy for the Gifts of Spirit

Between a Christian distrust of wealth and witnessing massive contemporary greed, it鈥檚 no wonder we react to money in emotional [鈥

Nadine Hoover, a member of Alfred (N.Y.) Meeting, travels under a minute from New York Yearly Meeting, ministering to Friends in the United States and to people in tsunami-and war-torn Aceh, Indonesia.

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