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Among Friends: January 2014

Character and voices.

Gabriel Ehri is the executive director of Friends Journal.


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Forum January 2014

Viewpoint The Peace Testimony and the Enduring Light of Christ When George Fox was sent to turn people from darkness [鈥

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QVS 2013-2014 orientation with volunteers, staff, and board members.

Coming Alive: Discerning the Next Chapter of Quaker Service

The story behind the founding of Quaker Voluntary Service.

Christina Repoley is the founding executive director of Quaker Voluntary Service. She is a 2002 graduate of Guilford College and a 2011 graduate of Candler School of Theology at Emory University. She lives in Atlanta, Ga., with her husband, Dean, and is a member of Atlanta Meeting.


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QVS Volunteers at Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting.

The Most Effective Instrument of Peace

A convinced Quaker finds a positive outlet for his spiritual energy.

Ross Hennesy became a convinced Quaker in 2004 while at Harrisburg (Pa.) Meeting and has been a member of Germantown (Pa.) Meeting since 2007. He completed a master鈥檚 program in the Religious Studies Department at Temple University, and is currently working on a PhD in the same department. In 2008, he helped found a collective housing community and urban farm in Northwest Philadelphia where he continues to live. He serves as Quaker Voluntary Service鈥檚 assistant director and Philadelphia co枚rdinator.


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Photo by Christopher Woods. Used with permission.

Finding a Way to Peace

Early Friends help lead a journey in search of inner strength.

Christopher Stern, a member of Middletown Meeting in Lima, Pa., followed a calling into Quaker ministry starting in 1985 at Pendle Hill. He has traveled in the ministry among Friends for over 30 years. He works in special education and lives with his wife and two children in Media, Pa.


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Midwife for the Holy

A journey into hospital chaplaincy.

Emma M. Churchman is a life-long Quaker and member of Swannanoa Valley Meeting in Black Mountain, N.C. She has a MDiv from Earlham School of Religion and a private practice as a spiritual director and transformational coach (Quakershaman鈥.com). She is currently in a chaplain residency program at Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, Tenn.


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My Path to Quaker House

A place of peace in a military city.

Lynn Newsome was an art teacher for 34 years. Growing up the child of Northerners transplanted to the segregated South, she recognized early on the need to stand up for the rights of others. Her Quaker home is now Fayetteville (N.C.) Meeting.


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Photos 漏Joanne Clapp Fullagar.

Growing Faith in Blessed Community

FLGBTQC nurtures a spiritual transformation.

Kathy Beth, who prefers coming out to people in person, is humbled to serve as co-clerk of FLGBTQC given her deep respect for this community. She is currently seeking a new spiritual home in Philadelphia, Pa., and new openings to live into her calling as an anti-racist psychologist. She welcomes emails at [email protected]鈥媑mail.鈥媍om.


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"Stormy Steptoe" by Kathy Barnhart.

Confessions of a Recovering Quaker Process Junkie

Reflections on how young Friends use Quaker process and suggestions for authentic community.

Zachary Dutton works as the co枚rdinator for Western Quarterly Meeting of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. His article 鈥淭he Meaning of Nonviolence鈥 was recently published in Quaker Studies. He blogs at Theliberalquaker鈥.wordpress鈥.com. He is a member of Wilmington (Del.) Meeting, and he lives in West Philadelphia with his partner and two imaginary dogs.


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News January 2014

Friends school students meet at U.N., two Quaker funds, and a new songbook from the creators of Rise Up Singing.

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