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Archive | February, 2012

Growing Up in Germany During World War II

We had not heard from my Uncle Helmut in years: “lost in action,” we were told. Then one day in […]

Erika Muhlenberg is a member of Kendal Meeting in Kennett Square, Pa. Born in Hamburg, Germany, as a teenager she emigrated to the United States.

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The Solace of History: Reflections on Quakers and the Environment

Sometimes I feel painfully out‐of‐step with the world around me. Perhaps I’d have fit in better in some other era, […]

Ellen M. Ross, president of the Friends Historical Association, is associate professor and chair of religion at Swarthmore College. She is a member of Swarthmore (Pa.) Meeting. Academic citations for this article can be found on the Friends Journal website.

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Accessibility, Handwork, and Ministry in Meeting for Worship

By Staśa Morgan‐Appel In the summer of 2000, I was in a car accident with multiple impacts. I walked away […]

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Housing Desegregation in a Small Town

An important part of our complicated history turns up in family papers.

Sue Carroll Edwards grew up in Swarthmore, Pa., as a member of Swarthmore Friends Meeting. She returned to Swarthmore with her husband and two sons in 1989 and rejoined the meeting. A former drill press operator and then preschool teacher, she has more recently worked with adults with disabilities at Horizon House in Philadelphia. Now retired, she is an activist for peace and reducing climate change.

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