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Archive | September, 2011

Remember that You Are Dust and to Dust You Shall Return

Ash Wednesday and Earth action: the more we build our Eden together, the more stable our lives become.

Dan Coppock, a member of Eastern Hills Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, lives and attends worship in West Philadelphia. He is a former Friends Journal intern.

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Thank you, Robert Dockhorn

Often, when I travel among Friends, individuals will come up to me and offer warm comments on the excellence of [鈥

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On a Mission to Heal the Planet

Risking esteem and friendship to speak truth through Friends ministry interviewed by Shirley Dodson Amanda, what motivated you to apply [鈥

Amanda Kemp, a member of Lancaster (Pa.) Meeting, is the founder of Theatre for Transformation, a company that has reached over 7,000 people since its launch in 2007, and the author of a forthcoming book, The Ancestors are Calling: Your Guide to Forgiveness and Creating a Life of Purpose. Shirley Dodson, a member of the Middletown Meeting in Lima, Pa., is director of communications at Pendle Hill.

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Remember that You are Dust and to Dust You Shall Return

Wednesday morning at 6 am my alarm woke me from warm, senseless sleep to face a cold, rainy, and intimidating [鈥

Dan Coppock, a member of Eastern Hills Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, lives and attends worship in West Philadelphia. He is a former Friends Journal intern.

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Lillian and George Willoughby

Raspberries, bread, serendipity, and nonviolence. Lillian and George Willoughby, members of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, were engaged with many projects [鈥

Lynne Shivers, a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, has been a social activist, college teacher, and writer.

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Service in the Friends Ambulance Unit

In October 1944, it was my privilege to be one of the Canadian conscientious objectors who had volunteered for service [鈥

Edwin V. Abbott, a member of Simcoe-Muskoka Meeting in Ontario, Canada, is a retired physician.

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Susan

The Tennessee State Prison for Women was on the north side of Nashville, just beyond the edge of town. It [鈥

Tina Coffin, a member of Little Rock (Ark.) Meeting, grew up in the Netherlands. She met her husband, John, who is from the United States, while both were working at the international Quaker school in her home country. They moved with their children to Nashville, Tenn., where they became Friends in the early 1970s.

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What Would Jesus (Have Me) Do?

鈥淐ome, Holy Spirit.鈥 This was the first message at the October 10, 2010, meeting for worship. It settled me further [鈥

Edna Whittier, a member of Roanoke (Va.) Meeting, joined Friends at Red Cedar Meeting in East Lansing, Mich., and attended Dover- Randolph Meeting in Randolph, N.J. In each of these meetings, she has been active in monthly Meeting for Healing groups.

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Come Back to the Body

I sense a revived yearning in the Religious Society of Friends to deepen and unite both our inner and our [鈥

Walter Hjelt Sullivan, a member of Providence Meeting in Media, Pa., and currently attending Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., is a Quaker educator, nonprofit manager, and certified practitioner and instructor of Breema, an esoteric form of bodywork and a commonsense approach to physical, mental, and emotional health. He occasionally blogs at http://whsbodywork.blogspot.com.

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Three Kinds of Singing in Meeting

Some years ago (in 1980) when my husband, Bruce, and I were visiting New England Yearly Meeting with a minute [鈥

Geoffrey Kaiser, a member of Apple Seed Meeting in Sebastopol, Calif., has been active in the struggle for civil rights, gay rights, and opposition to the Vietnam War. He was a founding member of Unami Meeting in Pennsburg, Pa.

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