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Archive | August, 2011

The Peaceable Kingdom 2.0: Young Adults and Quakerism’s Future

In this post‐Christendom, post‐9/11 country, there is a growing inter‐faith youth movement, thanks in part to the ability of new […]

Stephen Willis Dotson is a member of Goose Creek (Va.) Meeting who carries a concern for the future of Friends. This concern manifests in a desire to nurture rising generations, to facilitate Quaker engagement with ecumenical and inter-religious work, and to help the unique gifts of Quakerism reach those who are seeking them through both traditional and emerging technologies. He is a Board member for Friends Journal.

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Fidgeting in Worship

A Friend shares his process of settling into worship: “As I sit in meeting, I use prayer as a way […]

Greg Woods, a member of Columbia Friends Meeting in Missouri, has been involved in youth and young adult ministry for the past eight years. Currently he serves as the Assistant Coordinator of the Young Adult Leadership Development (YALD) Program at Pendle Hill. He graduated from Earlham College and in the fall he will start a MA program in Youth Ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary. In his free time, he enjoys traveling the world, attending demolition derbies, and telling jokes of all kinds.

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Moving On

By the time you receive this issue, I will have retired as senior editor. It was 12 years ago that […]

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Quaker Earthcare Witness: Minute on Nuclear Fission in Light of the Disaster in Japan

We are horrified and saddened by the staggering physical, human, and environmental damage that has been suffered by Japan following […]

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The Spirit of Pendle Hill and the Origin of Quaker Institute for the Future

When I first came to Pendle Hill in the spring of 1965, Alan Hunter was visiting from Los Angeles. I […]

Keith Helmuth, a member of New Brunswick Monthly Meeting in Canada, is a founding member of the Board of Trustees of Quaker Institute for the Future, on which he serves as secretary.

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Writing Midrash at Pendle Hill

It was a workshop at Pendle Hill that led me to discover more of myself and of the Bible through […]

Ron Pudlo, a member of New Garden Meeting in Greensboro, N.C., is a practicing pediatrician who writes for pleasure and spiritual practice. The stories in this article are part of a book of contemporary midrashim he hopes to publish someday.

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Who Was Joy Hodgkin?

When my grandfather, Henry Hodgkin, migrated from England in 1930 to be the first director of studies at Pendle Hill, […]

Margaret (Meg) Hodgkin Lippert is the granddaughter of Henry and Joy Hodgkin. Meg was born a Friend and is currently a member of South Seattle (Wash.) Meeting. A former classroom teacher and author of over 20 books of multicultural folktales, she currently teaches storytelling for Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass., and works with high school youth in Seattle. Her website is http://www.storypower.net.

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Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Power in Japan: The Ocean of Light above the Ocean of Darkness

The Ocean of Light above the Ocean of Darkness “…there was an ocean of darkness and death; but an infinite […]

Karen Street, a member of Berkeley (Calif.) Meeting, continues to work on climate change. Her new work is exploring cultural theory of risk: how our worldview makes changing our minds so difficult, by shaping where we see risk, determining who we see as experts, and locking us into we-good, they-bad perceptions of those who disagree.

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The Life of Japanese Quaker Inazo Nitobe

At Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, numerous epistles are read from other yearly meetings throughout the world. Likewise Philadelphia sends its annual […]

Samuel M. Snipes, a member of Fallsington (Pa.) Meeting, is a lawyer. He and other family members operate Snipes Farm and Education Center in Morrisville, Pa. He is active in many Bucks County peace activities.

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Toward a More Balanced Analysis of Zionism

Steve Chase, in his Reflection “Recovering a Forgotten Zionist Vision for Peace?” in the April issue of Friends Journal, offers […]

Allan Kohrman, a retired professor of history and English, is a member of Wellesley (Mass.) Meeting. His pamphlet Quakers and Jews is available from QuakerBooks of FGC.

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