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Archive | April, 2012

Quakers are Way Cooler Than You Think

There are many ways to equip and engage young adult Friend members and attenders.

Emma M. Churchman is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington D.C. and an Associate Member of Chavakali Yearly Meeting in Kenya.  She founded and facilitates the Quaker Fellows program for Earlham College in Richmond, Ind., and she is completing her Master’s in Divinity degree at Earlham School of Religion.

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Crossing the Monkey Bridge Together

One of my summer camp highlights as a child was to help build the Monkey Bridge every year and then […]

Mary Klein is a member of Palo Alto (CA) Monthly Meeting and works as a nonprofit communications consultant.  In addition to Pacific Yearly Meeting’s Youth Program Coordinator Supervisory Committee, the following Friends contributed to this article:   Cara Arcuni, Elizabeth Boardman, Anna-Lisa Chacon, Anthony Chang, Kate Connell, Nora Cooke, Robert Hinson, Rose Hinson, Sarah Rose House-Lightner, Lanny Jay, Nick McCormick, George Mills, Alyssa Nelson, Kate Watkins, and Steve Wolgast. The photos feature Jarod and Ray Rischpater.

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Belonging: Quakers, Membership, and the Need to be Known

What role does monthly meeting membership play in our understanding of faith and belonging?  Can someone be a Quaker without […]

Emily Higgs is a member of Lancaster (Pa.) Meeting and lives in Philadelphia, Pa., where she is a part of the West Philadelphia Worship Group.  Emily serves as the Director of Quaker Affairs for Haverford College, and is the Clerk of the Board of the Young Adult Friends Leadership Institute.

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Requesting Hospitality for Isolated Friends

Is Quakerism a community limited by geographical constraint, or is it a spiritual understanding that can be shared and lived […]

Isabel Penraeth is the author of QuakerJane.com. A member of Mountain View (Denver, Colo.) Friends Meeting, Isabel is active with Denver Conservative Friends' mid-week worship group. She currently spends most First Days at First Denver Friends Church, Denver, Colo.

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