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Archive | December, 2011

Introduction: New England Yearly Meeting Friends Explore their Relationship with Friends United Meeting

A series on New England Yearly Meeting’s discernment over the challenges of their relationship with Friends United Meeting, and with […]

Martin Kelley is editor of Friends Journal.

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Experiments in Faithfulness

In August, I traveled to Rhode Island to join Friends from New England Yearly Meeting at their annual sessions. New […]

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Renewing the Subscription

I have had a subscription to the Friends Journal for years, and sporadically found excellent articles in it. I liked […]

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New England Yearly Meeting Friends Explore Their Relationship with Friends United Meeting

At its 2011 annual sessions in August, New England Yearly Meeting held a panel discussion to advance Friends’ discernment of […]

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I Beg Your Forgiveness

About two weeks ago I was at Indiana Yearly Meeting, where the main speaker was Jan Wood, who is well […]

Eden Grace is a member of Beacon Hill Meeting, New England Yearly Meeting. Since 2004 she has been serving as the Field Officer in the Friends United Meeting Africa Ministries Office in Kisumu, Kenya. She has a Masters of Divinity from Episcopal Divinity School and is active with the World Council of Churches. She and her husband Jim have two teenage sons.

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Encouraging Each Other’s Faith and Truths

My thoughts about Friends United Meeting and its relationship with Friends in New England have changed a lot over the […]

Hannah Zwirner is a lifelong attender of Beacon Hill Meeting in Boston and of New England Yearly Meeting. She is currently studying religion and history at Harvard Extension School. Over the years as she has grown into the adult community in NEYM, she has felt a strong calling to help the yearly meeting learn to communicate effectively with each other and to involve Young Adult Friends in both worship and business.

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Love Is Rigorous

I am embarrassed but glad to confess that for many years now, a watchword for me has been the title […]

Brian Drayton, an ecologist working in science education, is a member of Weare (N.H.) Meeting in New England Yearly Meeting, and a recorded minister. He is the author of On Living with a Concern for Gospel Ministry, and more recently the Pendle Hill Pamphlet James Nayler Speaking.

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God Has No Hands on Earth but Ours

I have always been Quaker, even before I really knew what that meant. I have been Quaker in my upbringing, […]

Anne-Marie Witzburg is a member of Wellesley (Mass.) Meeting and is co-coordinator of the Young Friends group there. She is a high school Spanish teacher and the advisor for the school's Gay-Straight Alliance. She is committed to creating a safe space for dialogue about social justice issues as a first step to taking action for positive change. She loves running in the rain and baking vegan desserts. She lives with her partner in Boston.

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On Love

The Greek language has three words for the one English word “love.” I do not read Greek, and although I […]

John Andrew Gallery is a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. He is the author of the Pendle Hill Pamphlet Reflections from a Prayer Vigil for Peace, and of The Planning of Center City Philadelphia: From William Penn to the Present (2007).

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Truth As a Moving Target On A Local Train

On a hot summer morning in July 1979, I was riding a local train from Geneva to Basel. Families, individuals, […]

Richard Macy Kelly has served as a YMCA professional, Executive Director of the Maryland Council of Churches, and Director of hiv/aids services for the City of Baltimore in the Health Department. He is the author of Thomas Kelly, A Biography, and edited The Eternal Promise, the posthumous work by his father Thomas Kelly. His most recent publication is the Pendle Hill Pamphlet, Three Ravens and Two Widows. He now lives in Maine where he is a member of Vassalboro Meeting.

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