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Timeless Quaker Wisdom

Review: Timeless Quaker Wisdom In Plainsong

Selected, set to music, and recorded by Paulette Meier. Quaker Press of FGC, 2010. 37 minutes. $16.00/CD. The cover of […]

William Shetter was a member of Radnor (Pa.) Meeting in the early ’60s and has been an active member of Bloomington (Ind.) Meeting for more than 40 years.

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Dear Friends

We are excited to share some news with you. The Board of Trustees of Friends Publishing Corporation, which publishes FRIENDS […]

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What value does a draft have?

I was surprised and troubled to see an article in Friends Journal that concludes that Quakers should, “demand that the […]

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The Weekend: Thoughts on Community

That weekend started the week before, when it snowed almost two feet on Thursday and Friday morning. I spent a […]

Paul Hamell, a member of Ridgwood (N.J.) Meeting, is a retired police lieutenant and a volunteer emergency medical technician.

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Friends and the Understanding of Reason and Equality

[That] man, as he is a rational creature, hath reason as a natural faculty of his soul, by which he […]

Caroline Whitbeck, a member of Northampton (Mass.) Meeting, was trained as an analytical philosopher and is a professor emerita of Ethics at Case Western Reserve University.

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Ritual, Symbol, and Ceremony

The attraction and staying power of religious tradition rests largely in the appeal of ritual, symbol, and ceremony. Quakerism—and other […]

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

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Lancaster (Pa.) Meeting’s Public Apology to Native Americans

The year 2010 marked the 300th anniversary of the first permanent European settlement in what was to become Lancaster County, […]

Thomas Gates is a member of Lancaster (Pa.) Meeting, where he is active on the Peace and Social Concerns Committee.

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Letters to Dear John

Reading John Woolman’s autobiography made me curious about how I would respond to his gentle but challenging ministry for fellow […]

Marsha Green is a member of Chapel Hill (N.C.) Meeting and serves on the Board of Trustees for Carolina Friends School. She and her husband, Michael, serve as Couple Enrichment Leaders for Friends General Conference.

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U.N. Climate Talks and the Prevention of Violent Conflict

I was thrilled to attend the UN climate negotiations in Tianjin, China, this past October and the larger Conference of […]

Alexandra Stark, a member of Moorestown (N.J.) Meeting, is a program assistant in the Peaceful Prevention of Deadly Conflict program of Friends Committee on National Legislation.

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Creating a Peace Walk in Washington, D.C.

In early 2010, a local hotel contacted me to devise the itinerary for a “Peace Walk”—a walking tour of sites […]

Hayden M. Wetzel, a member of Friends Meeting of Washington, D.C., is a licensed D.C. tour guide and active in local historical and preservation efforts.

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