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Archive | March, 2010

What Friends Journal Offers

For the last three months, this “Among Friends” column has focused on Friends Journal’s financial situation, and future columns are […]


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Do Quaker Testimonies Have an Authentic Historical Dimension?

At first glance, this question may seem rather odd. Of course Quaker testimonies have a historical dimension. However, the inclusion […]

Keith Helmuth is a member of New Brunswick Monthly Meeting (Canada) and a contributing author to Right Relationship: Building a Whole Earth Economy.


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Left in Darkness

There was something about the way the new green had sprouted precisely in the middle of my garden. The garden […]

Holly Cedar, a member of Bloomington (Ind.) Meeting, is studying for a Master's of Divinity at Earlham School of Religion. She is planning to start an internship in clinical pastoral education, preparing to be a chaplain. This is a portion of a larger work for which she is currently seeking a publisher.


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Moving toward Environmental Action

Friends have a defining and mystical method for reaching personal decisions and taking action. Our practice of opening ourselves to […]

Fred W. Doneit, a member of Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) Meeting, is currently serving as clerk of the meeting's Eco-Spirituality Interest Group. He has just begun retirement after a career in communications, computers, and mechanical construction.


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Global Warming: The Need for a Paradigm Shift

In the early years of our country, Friends enslaved other human beings. Thanks to a few Friends such as John […]

Wilfred Candler, an attender at Annapolis (Md.) Meeting, is the author of Global Warming: The Answer.


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Meditation on the Decalogue

The Decalogue, or Ten Commandments, was written on the stone tablets given to Moses on Mount Sinai as he led […]

William H. Mueller, a member of St. Lawrence Valley Meeting in Potsdam, N.Y., retired in 2004 from a career of teaching Biological and Behavioral Sciences at University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston. This is his first published article on a religious theme.


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Clashing with the ‘B’ Word: Homophobia in Liberal Quakerism

Now that we are addressing the issue of same‐gender marriages in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, I think it is pertinent to […]

Alvin J. Figueroa, a member of Westfield (N.J.) Meeting. is associate professor of Modern Languages, Gender Studies, and Religious Studies at the College of New Jersey. He is also a candidate for a master of arts in Quaker Studies at Earlham School of Religion. He lives with his spouse, Gary, a Buddhist, in Rancocas Historic Village.


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Simplicity in Avoiding War Taxes

In 1982 the contradiction of “praying for peace and paying for war” overwhelmed us. We needed to try to live […]

Harrison and Marilyn Roper were members of Haverford (Pa.) Meeting for 18 years, up to the 1980s, and since then have been members of Houlton-Woodstock Worship Group, New Brunswick Monthly Meeting, Canadian Yearly Meeting.


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Parting Time

The end came early and unexpectedly for my friend Sue, and in a few days I will join her family […]

Stephen Redding is a member of Richland Meeting in Quakertown, Pa. He owns and, with the help of his family, operates the Happy Tree Ltd., a tree and landscaping company and nursery in Green Lane, Pa. a mystic, he is the author of two books, Something More and More or Less. See http://www.stephenredding.com.


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