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Archive | January, 2010

A Common Misimpression

Reader response to last month鈥檚 Open Letter has been very heartening. A great many of you have written to us, [鈥

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Why Do The Unbelievers Rage?

We are witnessing another of the fierce assaults on religion and on theism that have recurred in the modern era. [鈥

Daniel A. Seeger, a member of Moorestown (N.J.) Meeting, now attends Newtown (Pa.) Meeting. He serves as chair of Friends Center Corporation. In the past he has served on the staff of American Friends Service Committee and Pendle Hill. A U.S. Supreme Court case, The United States of America v. Daniel A. Seeger, abolished the requirement that one must believe in a Supreme Being in order to be recognized as a conscientious objector to military service.

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Spring Friends Meeting: A Success Story

A Friend and I were working in the basement of the Hege Library at Guilford College, sorting books for the [鈥

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A Quaker鈥檚 Quest in Poland

Poland wouldn鈥檛 have been my first choice as a tourist destination. I had too many troubling memories going back to [鈥

Lyndon S. Back is a member of Old Haverford Meeting in Havertown, Pa., and a member of Friends Historical Association. Her Pendle Hill Pamphlet Rebecca Janney Timbres Clark: Turned in the Hand of Godwas published in 2007. In 2008 she received grants from the Lyman Fund, the Pemberton Fund, and her monthly and quarterly meetings to spend a month in Poland, retracing the footsteps of Rebecca Janney Timbres Clark and visiting the sites of the Quaker Mission. This article is the story of her journey. Since her return from Poland, Lyn has continued to research the work of the Quaker Mission in Poland. She also teaches Oral Communication at Harcum College. When she is not preparing lesson plans or listening to student presentations, she is analyzing a collection of letters and reports recently uncovered in an archive in Warsaw, Poland. The documents date back to 1920 and 1921, when the Catholic Church raised serious allegations about the true purpose of the Quaker Mission in eastern Poland.

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At the Movies: Reflections on the Testimony of Honesty/Integrity

In 1952, Ernesto Guevara de la Serna set off on a journey with his friend Alberto Granado. They traveled by [鈥

John Andrew Gallery, a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., is executive director of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia. He is the author of the just published third edition of Philadelphia Architecture: A Guide to the City and Sacred Sites of Center City: A Guide to Philadelphia's Historic Churches, Synagogues, and Meetinghouses.

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Close Encounter in the Parking Lot

Dune鈥恖ike mounds of plowed snow glistened as I wheeled my cart from the supermarket to my car. For almost a [鈥

Dorothy Kinsman Brown is a member of Annapolis (Md.) Meeting.

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Farm Share

Our farmer is sick. Community Supported Agriculture provides the relationship. You buy a share of a particular farm鈥檚 harvest at [鈥

Pamela Haines is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting. You can read more of her writing at http://www.pamelascolumn.blogspot.com and http://www.ourchildrenourselves.org.

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Our New Best Friend?

Written a few weeks after the Inauguration of President Barack Obama last year, this is reprinted with permission from the [鈥

Roger Copeland is a professor of Theater and Dance at Oberlin College. He is the author of What Is Dance? and Merce Cunningham: The modernizing of Modern Dance.

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An Unspoken Message

As often happens in the silence of meeting for worship, I felt a message coming within me, which was not [鈥

Peter Lang is a member of Chatham-Summit (N.J.) Meeting.

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