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April 2014: EducationStudent Voices Project: The Testimony of Integrity
15 Years of the Bridge Film Festival: Interview with Andrew Cohen
Quakers and Unschooling: Seres Kyrie
The Gun Play Dilemma:  Jennifer Arnest
Elitist Institutions?: Louis Herbst

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Responses from our readers. 馃敀 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please [鈥

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2nd Annual Student Voices Project

Introduction to this year鈥檚 Student Voices Project

Gail Whiffen Coyle is associate editor of Friends Journal.


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Of Stinkbugs and God

Spiritual nurture and young children.

Joshua Valle is a pre-K teacher at Friends School of Baltimore, his alma mater. He lives in Baltimore, Md., with his wife and daughter (a Friends School student) and enjoys reading, writing, and spending time in the woods.


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Among Friends April 2014

Quaker education: A growing appreciation 馃敀 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, [鈥

Gabriel Ehri is the executive director of聽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 [鈥

Kathy Barnhart lives in聽Berkeley, Calif.


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Forum April 2014

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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鈥 and ninth鈥恎rade students write about the testimony of integrity in our first annual student writing competition.

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Integrity, a Noun

鈥淚 was ten when I first learned the word, just one of the dozens I had to memorize for a [鈥

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

鈥淚t was the summer of 2011, and I was at my friend Lily鈥檚 house. We were playing with our American [鈥

Grace Jickling is 11 years old and a sixth grader at Greene Street Friends School in Philadelphia, Pa. 聽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

鈥淭here once was a lonely, sad dog named Simba鈥攁 huge, strong Cane Corso, which is an Italian Molosser.鈥

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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