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Archive | April, 2010

Thought for Food

As a part of the administrative team here at Friends Journal, I don鈥檛 always have the opportunity to read and [鈥

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What Underlies the Debate about Abortion?

I was deeply disturbed by last year鈥檚 revealing back and forth between the ads from Friends Witness for a Pro鈥怢ife [鈥

Guli Fager is a member of Austin (Tex.) Meeting. She works as the Healthy Sexuality Education Coordinator at University of Texas at Austin and developed the FGC workshop "Healthy Sexuality as Quaker Testimony." She blogs about sex and sexual health under the name Julie Sunday at http://thisisgotogirl.com.

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Green Jesus: The Meaning of Easter

My good friend Reverend Julia Jarvis, who officiated at the wedding of my wife and me and the baptism of [鈥

Charles David Kleymeyer, a member of Langley Hill Meeting in McLean, Va., is an author, performing storyteller, and international grassroots-development sociologist. He is currently finishing an intergenerational novel about a close friendship that a Galilean boy and his sister have with their neighbor, Jesus.

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Applying Quaker Thought to Food

Many of the world鈥檚 faiths and religious organizations make faith鈥恇ased eating easy for their believers: Don鈥檛 eat pork. Don鈥檛 eat [鈥

Shaun Chavis, a member of Birmingham (Ala.) Meeting, specializes in food journalism. She is an associate editor for Health magazine.

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Should Quakers Support Climate Engineering?

Ethical Decision鈥怣aking in Risk Environments The rise of complex technologies has thrown ethical decision making for a loop. The risk [鈥

Keith Helmuth, a member of New Brunswick Monthly Meeting in Canada, is one of the founders of the Quaker Institute for the Future and is the secretary of its Board.

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Singing 鈥淟ord of the Dance?鈥: Reflections on Anti鈥 Semitism and Loving One Another

An old controversy among Friends resurfaced this summer on the online Quaker Outreach Forum on Yahoo Groups. One member posted [鈥

Steve Chase is a member of Putney (Vt.) Meeting and serves on Friends General Conference's national Quaker Quest Traveling Team.
Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta is a member of Vancouver (B.C.) Meeting and the Ahavat Olam synagogue. She is an associate member (for Israel/ Palestine concerns) of Canadian Friends Service Committee.
Janet Minshall is a member and former clerk of Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting and has served as co-editor of Friendly Woman magazine.
Free Polazzo is a member of Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting, has served as assistant and recording clerk for Southern Appalachian Yearly Meeting and Association, and is currently serving on its Faith and Practice Revision and Outreach committees. He was born in Naples, Italy before the end of World War II and was raised as a Jew.
Joy Weaver, who grew up Jewish, has been a member of the Religious Society of Friends since 1969. She is a member and co-clerk of Conscience Bay Meeting in St. James, N.Y. She is the former publisher of the Old Foundations newsletter.

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Quakers in Germany during and after the World Wars

At the end of the 17th century, groups of German Quakers migrated to North America, leaving only very small, scattered [鈥

Henning Mielke, a freelance journalist, lives in Berlin. While working on various radio features about Christian resistance to the Nazis, he found a trail that led to the Quakers. In 2004 he produced a 30-minute feature for North German Radio. He occasionally attends the meeting for worship in Berlin. He is the founder of NACOA Deutschland, a charity that advocates for children of addicted families.

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One German鈥檚 Response to What My Nation Did in World War II

Two weeks after I first moved from Germany to Los Angeles in 2002 to study theology, a fellow seminarian asked [鈥

Jochen Strack, a member of Orange Grove Meeting in Pasadena, Calif., serves with his wife as resident Friends at the meeting. He grew up in Munich, Germany. After starting a career in business and receiving a degree in marketing and empirical research, he pursued a theological seminary education in Munich, Honolulu, and Los Angeles. He finds that the approach of process theology relates particularly well to his identity as a Quaker. From 2003 to 2007 he served as a program associate for American Friends Service Committee in Los Angeles, working in a variety of programs. He is currently studying to be a nurse practitioner and works as a cardiac step-down nurse at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Los Angeles.

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The Real Peace Movement

I enjoyed reading a Reflections called 鈥淟iving Outside the Box鈥 by Fran Palmeri of Sarasota (Fla.) Meeting (FJ Sept. 2007). [鈥

Catherine Price is a member of Lake Wales (Fla.) Worship Group.

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Who Turned on the Lights? A Reflection from Within

One of my worst recurring nightmares is that when I walk into a room and flick on the light switch, [鈥

Keith Maddock is a member of Toronto (Ont.) Meeting.

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