Books reviewed: Gathered: Contemporary Quaker Poets (ed. by Nick McRae); Powerful Beyond Measure: The Legacy of Quaker Leadership in the […]
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Letters on couples and money, Quaker process, and the expense of simple living.
Friends Journal’s executive director shares his recent membership story.
Gabriel Ehri is executive director of Friends Publishing Corporation and a member of Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa.Posted in: December 2012: Hospitality
A Quaker at a Catholic Worker house examines the need for hospitality.
M. F. Byrnes is a live-in volunteer at the Winona Catholic Worker, attends Winona (Minn.) Preparatory Meeting and Twin Cities Meeting in St. Paul, Minn., teaches banjo, and is a vegan.Posted in: December 2012: Hospitality, Features
Lessons from Beacon Hills Friends House.
Holly Baldwin is called to hospitality through community building and stewardship of Friends organizations. She is a member of Fresh Pond Meeting in Cambridge, Mass. She is a resident of Beacon Hill Friends House, where she works as the director. She serves as the clerk of the Permanent Board of New England Yearly Meeting.Posted in: December 2012: Hospitality, Features
An American returns to a boyhood home in Kenya.
David Hallock Sanders attends Arch STreet Meeting in Philadelphia and is a regular sojourner at Pendle Hill Quaker Study Center, where he goes to reflect and to write Busara Road, his novel-in-progress.Posted in: December 2012: Hospitality, Features
One meeting’s annual debate about holiday decorations.
Jack H. Schick is a convinced Friend and a member of Richland Meeting in Quakertown, Pa., where he serves as historian and quarterly representative. He is a columnist for the Upper Bucks County Free Press, and regularly contributes to WryteStuff.com, a writers' website. Married 40 years, he is a parent of three and grandparent of one. He is employed in the wastewater treatment industry.Posted in: December 2012: Hospitality, Features
Quaker refugees link up across national borders.
Valerie Joy has worked with the Asia West Pacific section of Friends World Committee for Consultation since 2004 and is the editor of its quarterly newsletter. She also edits the Directory for Travelling Friends, which lists hosts and meetinghouses, primarily for travel in Australia.Posted in: December 2012: Hospitality, Features
A religious traveler offers tips for welcoming visitors.
Kim Peavey writes and farms in southwestern New Hampshire, where she and her family raise vegetables biodynamically for a 100 member Community Supported Agriculture garden with two teams of draft horses. Kim holds a master’s degree from Drew Theological School, as well as a master’s in literature from Truman State University.Posted in: December 2012: Hospitality, Features
The neighborhood Y was more than just a place of refuge.
Jim Ross is a public health researcher with a particular interest in physical activity. He's an attender at Sandy Spring Meeting in Baltimore, Md., and also a long-time member of the YMCA that provides the setting for this story. He is grateful to members of the meeting who encouraged him to write this article, especially to Gary Stein who edited an early draft. A version of this story was previously published by TheAtlantic.com.Posted in: December 2012: Hospitality, Features
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