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Archive | May, 2011

Calls to witness, calls to charity

As I write this, I can鈥檛 help but note the many powerful world events unfolding in 2011. We have seen [鈥

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Unearthing the Roots of Patriotism

I鈥檝e read Tony White鈥檚 article, The Immorality of Patriotism (FJ Feb.) several times. I particularly appreciate his frank honesty in [鈥

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Seekers and Shooters: A Quaker Photojournalist Reflects on Witnessing

By the time I graduated from college, I had burned out as an activist. I鈥檇 spent years telling people, stridently, [鈥

Michael Forster Rothbart, a member of Ann Arbor (Mich.) Meeting, currently attends Butternuts Meeting in Oneonta, N.Y. He recently returned from two years in Chernobyl on a Fulbright Fellowship to photograph and interview people who still live near the site of the nuclear disaster. His photographs are traveling on exhibit; see http://www.afterchernobyl.com for details.

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Strained, Breathless, and Hurried: Learning from the Life of Thomas R. Kelly

The breakneck pace of our over鈥恠cheduled lives often serves as an obstacle to the cultivation of spiritual wisdom. For some, [鈥

Chad Thralls is currently a visiting professor of Christian Spirituality at Fordham University's Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education. A Presbyterian with a soft spot for Quaker authors Rufus Jones, Thomas Kelly, and Douglas Steere, he was awarded a Gest Fellowship from Haverford Library Special Collections to conduct research on Thomas Kelly. He can be reached at [email protected] yahoo.com.

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Quakers and Yunus Emre

There have been times in my life when I鈥檝e been given the pleasure of discovering a writer or a poet [鈥

Judy Brown, poetry editor of Friends Journal, is a member of Agate Passage Meeting on Bainbridge Island, Washington.

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Anne Parrish: Unsung Friend

The ministries of Quaker women who notably served the Religious Society of Friends have received well鈥恉eserved attention. In most cases, [鈥

Greg Barnes is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting. This article is adapted from text in his forthcoming book on Arch Street Meeting House. His last book was A Biography of Lillian and George Willoughby, 20th-Century Peace Activists.

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The Task of the Recording Clerk: Spiritual Exercise and Ministry

For me, the first step in all aspects of living, including recording the minutes of a meeting, is the personal [鈥

Sharon Hoover, a longtime member of Alfred (N.Y.) Meeting, currently attends Lewes (Del.) Worship Group. She has served as recording clerk for local, regional, and yearly meetings.

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Quaker Organizations Welcome New Leaders

In recent months there have been numerous changes in the executive leadership of several Quaker organizations. Some observers have even [鈥

Diana Allinger, an intern with Friends Journal in the fall of 2010, is a senior at Temple University. Several other FJ interns, including Melissa Archer, Patty Cangelosi, Julia Feerrar, and Madeline Schaefer, assisted with the development of this article.

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