“Listening and Speaking from the Heart,” by Os Cresson, plus reactions to our issue on sexuality.
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Forum letters should be sent with the writer's name and address to [email protected] Letters may be edited for length and clarity. Because of space constraints, we cannot print every letter.Posted in: Forum, May 2013: Focus on the Arts
An artist’s work highlights the choices in our lives.
Christen Higgins Clougherty has a doctorate in Quaker studies and is executive director of the Nobis Project, a nonprofit educational company that promotes global citizenship. Her blog Quaker School Voices (quakerschoolvoices.blogspot.com) focuses on leadings at Friends schools and is co-sponsored by the Friends Council on Education.Posted in: Features, May 2013: Focus on the Arts
A time of personal brokenness inspires a clay artist.
Jiae Paik is a graduate of Earlham School of Religion, focusing her ministry on spiritual direction. She uses clay specifically as a medium to deepen and guide directees’ spiritual lives, as well as to create ceramic sculptures with spiritual and religious themes. She is a member of Seoul Meeting in Seoul, Korea, and currently lives in Paju, Korea.Posted in: Features, May 2013: Focus on the Arts
Way opens for an unexpected passion.
After a 40-year career in NGOs and academia, David Foster has reclaimed his passion for nature photography. His award-winning images have been shared through numerous exhibits and are in many individual collections. David and his wife Jenny belong to Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting, where he currently serves as clerk, and live in Decatur. His website is www.davidfosterimages.net.Posted in: Features, May 2013: Focus on the Arts
Sharing stories can heal communities.
Lucy Duncan is AFSC’s Friends Liaison. She has been a platform storyteller for 20 years. Lucy is a member of Goshen (Pa.) Meeting. She lives with her family in the caretaker’s house in a Quaker cemetery west of Philadelphia.Posted in: Features, May 2013: Focus on the Arts
Playback Theatre lends Quaker spirituality a voice.
Sara Waxman is a poet and the advertising sales manager at Friends Journal. She is a company member at People's Light and Theatre Company in Malvern, Pa., and a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia. Read more on her blog at grummelot.wordpress.com.Posted in: Features, May 2013: Focus on the Arts
An Interview with Jon Watts
Jon Watts is a Quaker musician and traveling performer with a concern for Friends and the internet. Find more of his work, including his blog, videos, and songs at www.jonwatts.com.Posted in: Features, May 2013: Focus on the Arts
An interview with FWCC’s Robin Mohr
Robin Mohr is executive secretary of Friends World Committee for Consultation-Section of the Americas, located online at fwccamericas.org. Their website VoicesofFriends.org has resources for both new seekers and long-time Friends.Posted in: May 2013: Focus on the Arts, Q&A
From their Midwinter Gathering 2013
Reviewed books: Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship, by Edward Hemingway; Good People Everywhere, by Lynea Gillen, illustrated by Kristina […]