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Archive | December, 2010

Traveling Among Friends

This past fall I traveled among Friends from Santa Rosa, California, driving through Oregon to islands near Seattle, Washington. It […]

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Cadbury Christmas

By Sharon Hoover In the December 15, 1983, issue of Friends Journal , Quaker scholar Henry J. Cadbury reported that […]

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Away in a Manger: A Quaker Midrash

Since the time I was a small child I have loved the well‐known story of the birth of Jesus, and […]

Charles David Kleymeyer, a member of Langley Hill Meeting in McLean, Va., is an author, storyteller, and international grassroots-development sociologist. This story is adapted from his intergenerational novel-in-progress about a young boy and his sister who grow up next door to Jesus and his carpentry workshop.

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Christmas Eve Comments: Why Egypt?

In November 2008, before our communal Christmas cards were displayed at Friends Homes at Guilford, our Art Gallery wall carried […]

Ted Benfey, a member of Friendship Meeting in Greensboro, N.C., offered these remarks at a 2009 Christmas Eve worship service at Friends Homes at Guilford.

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Finding the Fearsome and the Fearful in Pakistan

By Nancy Kaufmann Before and during my visit to Pakistan, I encountered the question— often with looks of disbelief or […]

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What am I Doing Here?: Partnering with a Himalayan Village

I first went to the Himalayan Mountains in Nepal as an adventurer and mountain climber in 1995. After four Himalayan […]

Jeff Rasley attends Indianapolis (Ind.) First Friends Meeting. His book, Bringing Progress to Paradise: What I Got From Giving to a Mountain Village in Nepal, is now available.

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Seven Thousand Miles to Find a New Friend

What role can Quaker education play in building bridges of understanding across the world? To answer that question, fourth grade […]

Carolyn Garth, an attender at Westport (Mass.) Meeting, teaches fourth grade at Moses Brown School and serves on the school’s Global Studies Task Force, which has been instrumental in the Kenya partnership. Elizabeth Grumbach also teaches fourth grade at the school and serves as co-clerk of the All- School Diversity Committee. She has self-published a series of children’s travel books. Matt Glendinning, head of Moses Brown School, has previously served at Moorestown Friends and Germantown Friends schools. Moses Brown is a day school in Providence, R.I., that enrolls 785 students.

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Stewardship — Thoughts From a Friend

Although the Kenya–Moses Brown project highlights one way Friends schools in the United States can build relationships with Friends schools […]

Galen McNemar Hamann, a member of Friends Meeting at Cambridge (Mass.), is Friends Education Coordinator at Moses Brown School. During her summers she has participated in Verano de los Jovenes with AFSC, volunteered at Monteverde Friends School in Costa Rica, offered workshops on Friends Education for Friends Schools in Bolivia with Bolivian Quaker Education Fund, and traveled to Israel and Palestine on a Peace and Global studies Tour with Earlham College.

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Stewardship — Thoughts From a Friend

Although the Kenya‐Moses Brown project highlights one way Friends schools in the United States can build relationships with Friends schools […]

Galen McNemar Hamann, a member of Friends Meeting at Cambridge (Mass.), is Friends Education Coordinator at Moses Brown School. During her summers she has participated in Verano de los Jovenes with AFSC, volunteered at Monteverde Friends School in Costa Rica, offered workshops on Friends Education for Friends Schools in Bolivia with Bolivian Quaker Education Fund, and traveled to Israel and Palestine on a Peace and Global studies Tour with Earlham College.

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Rolling Through Fox Country

In September 2010, I was privileged to organize a tour of Fox country for a group from my yearly meeting. […]

Herb Haigh is a member of St. Petersburg (Fla.) Meeting.

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