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Archive | November, 2011

A Season for Reading and Gratitude

A good book review tells the reader what the subject is, and whether one might want to read it. A [鈥

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Nuclear Power: How Do We Decide What is True?

In Friends Journal of August 2011, Karen Street provided us a needed reminder of the human cost of the continuing [鈥

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Meeting at the Center

We are all part of the same Quaker family. We are called to love one another, and to be reconciled [鈥

Bruce Birchard is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting. He recently retired after 19 years of service as General Secretary of Friends General Conference. He has been encouraged to develop the entirety of "Meeting at the Center" into a Pendle Hill pamphlet.聽This is an excerpt from "Meeting at the Center: Living Love and Reconciling One to Another," Bruce Birchard's plenary address at the 2011 Friends General Conference Gathering of Friends held in Iowa.

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An Obligation of Peace within a Play of Power

On a normal Friday morning, my partner had already left for work and the children and I assumed our usual [鈥

Seres Kyrie currently lives near Madison, Wis., with her partner Ash, where they homeschool their two children, Finn and Leaf.

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The Machine in the Garden

On Mothers Day this spring, a small group of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Quakers visited Wellsboro Monthly Meeting in Tioga County [鈥

Robert Lowing is a member of Lancaster (Pa.) Friends Meeting. He is a retired art professor from Millersville University, where he taught photography for 33 years. He and his wife, Cynthia, have heated their homes with wood, coal, oil, and now, gas, throughout their lifetime.

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Inspiration From Quaker Women of the Past

I have received much inspiration and encouragement from the stories of earlier Quaker women who were willing to take the [鈥

Marcelle Martin is a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. She leads retreats and workshops related to spiritual life and is completing a book telling the story of the communal shift of consciousness made by early Friends.

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