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Archive | February, 2011

On Not Becoming Complacent

Like many鈥攊f not most鈥攅merging religious movements, Quakerism arose in 17th鈥恈entury England in a posture of challenging the established authority. This [鈥

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Letter to a Friend reading Reinhold Niebuhr

A friend recently wrote that he had been reading essays that Reinhold Niebuhr wrote for various periodicals in the 1920s [鈥

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The Immorality of Patriotism

Our country is the world, our countrymen are all mankind. We love the land of our nativity only as we [鈥

Tony White, an attender at Pennsdale (Pa.) Meeting, teaches Philosophy at Pennsylvania College of Technology and Misericordia University.

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Anthropology: Pursuing the Quaker Connection

As a graduate student in dance anthropology at London鈥檚 Roehampton University, I had my first mid鈥恖ife crisis. Actually, make that [鈥

Kat Richter, a member of Trenton (N.J.) Meeting and a former intern at Friends Journal, holds an MA in Dance Anthropology. She recently published "Anthropology with an Agenda: Four Forgotten Dance Anthropologists" in the Journal of Research in Dance Education. She lives in Philadelphia and divides her time between writing and teaching dance.

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Education and Service Projects in Vietnam

The wounds of war do not go away when the fighting stops. Both the physical and emotional wounds persist for [鈥

Marjorie E. Nelson, a member of Athens (Ohio) Meeting, retired at the end of June 2009 after 32 years of teaching medical students at Ohio University. For the past three years she has traveled to Quang Ngai province in Vietnam where she volunteers with Madison Quakers, Inc.

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A Legacy of Excellence in Education: High Point Normal and Industrial Institute

One of the major endeavors of Quakers has always been education 鈥攏ot just education for a select few or for [鈥

Linda Willard, a member of Marlboro Meeting in Sophia, North Carolina, lives in High Point with her husband Harold. She is employed as office support/administrative assistant to the principal of William Penn-Alfred J. Griffin School for the Arts. She is the author of three books about Quakers: Who? What? When? Where? Quaker Trivia; Quakers Preserved; and Quakers in Conflict.

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A Quaker Reconsiders the Draft

When the Universal Military Training and Service Act expired in June 1973, I was overjoyed, like most Friends in the [鈥

Larry Ingle, a member of Chattanooga (Tenn.) Meeting, is a historian and author of First Among Friends: George Fox and the Creation of Quakerism and Quakers in Conflict: The Hicksite Reformation.

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Jury Duty: Complicity in the Penal System?

The prison system in the United States is a cruel warehousing institution that neither rehabilitates nor protects society. Millions of [鈥

Rob Callard, a member of Charleston (W. Va.) Meeting, attends Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.).

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Stolen Goods: The Myth of Financial Sovereignty

You deserve a break today.鈥 鈥淕od rewards faithful followers with prosperous living.鈥 鈥淚 earned it; I deserve to enjoy it.鈥 [鈥

Chuck Hosking, a member of Harare (Zimbabwe) Meeting, lives in Albuquerque, N.Mex.

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Hidden Springs: A Quaker Farm Community in the Mid鈥20th Century

Technically, my parents did not own a house until after Dad retired, and even then, it was probably mortgaged. For [鈥

Richard K. Wood, a founding member of Gettysburg (Pa.) Meeting, has been an educator and was an administrator of computing at Gettysburg College. In the late 1950s, he was clerk of the Junior Yearly Meeting of New York Yearly Meeting.

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