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April 2014: Education

Student Voices Project: The Testimony of Integrity
15 Years of the Bridge Film Festival: Interview with Andrew Cohen
Friends Education: Our Light for the World: Galen McNemar Hamann
Quakers and Unschooling: Seres Kyrie
The Gun Play Dilemma: Jennifer Arnest
Quaker Institutional Identity: R. Melvin Keiser
Elitist Institutions?: Louis Herbst
Quaker Leadership and Education: Alexander Levering Kern

Among Friends April 2014

Quaker education: A growing appreciation

Gabriel Ehri is the executive director of Friends Journal.

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Viewpoint: Why Quakers should divest from fossil fuels

Our Quaker faith, with its values of peace, stewardship of the Earth, simplicity, and equality points to climate change as […]

Kathy Barnhart lives in Berkeley, Calif.

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Forum April 2014

Letters from our readers.

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Zivia, Levi, Grace, and True with their teacher, Kiri, in the classroom at Greene Street Friends School.

Student Voices Project: Focus on Integrity

Sixth‐ and ninth‐grade students write about the testimony of integrity in our first annual student writing competition.

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Integrity, a Noun

“I was ten when I first learned the word, just one of the dozens I had to memorize for a […]

Emma LeFebvre is a ninth grader at Westtown School near West Chester, Pa. Though she is not Quaker in name, she attends a Quaker school and feels a strong connection with the principles. In her free time, Emma loves to read, write, and play soccer. When she grows up, she would like to be a novelist.

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Waiting for Something

“It was the summer of 2011, and I was at my friend Lily’s house. We were playing with our American […]

Grace Jickling is 11 years old and a sixth grader at Greene Street Friends School in Philadelphia, Pa.  She loves to learn, write, draw, and read. Her pastimes include playing outside with her dog, reading all the Wendy Mass books, and hanging out with her friends. She lives in the East Germantown section of Philadelphia with her sister, mom, dad, one cat, one dog, and four bunnies.

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Simba

“There once was a lonely, sad dog named Simba—a huge, strong Cane Corso, which is an Italian Molosser.”

Levi Veleanu is a sixth grader at Greene Street Friends School. He loves sports (especially tennis), playing piano, and singing with the Keystone State Boychoir. One of Levi's favorite friends in the world is his dog, Simba. His compassion for animals extends beyond those in his own family and therefore, he is a vegan and an animal protection advocate.

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That Day

“Our big, black Chevy pulled into the lot in front of the Ulta makeup department store on Saturday. My mom […]

True Lyons is a sixth grader at Greene Street Friends School in Philadelphia, Pa. She loves to read and really enjoys writing about all kinds of things. She is currently working on a love story. She aspires to be an author and professional blogger when she grows up. She lives with her mom, cat, and sister in Philadelphia most of the time and with her dad in Brooklyn, N.Y., every other weekend.

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Zivia

THIS CAN’T BE HAPPENING!

“ ‘Mew. Mew.’ What’s that? I heard a small noise come from up the hill. It sounded like a … a […]

Zivia Brown is a 12-year-old cat lover and sixth grader at Greene Street Friends School in Philadelphia, Pa. Outside of school, she enjoys reading, drawing, doing karate, and playing with her cats. She lives with her mom, pop, and four cats.

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Zivia, Levi, Grace, and True with their teacher, Kiri, in the classroom at Greene Street Friends School.

Greene Street Friends School Explores Integrity

A profile of the Greene Street Friends School class that entered many of this year’s entries.

Gail Whiffen is the associate editor of Friends Journal.

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