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January 2014Finding a Path
Gabriel Ehri is the executive director of Friends Journal.Posted in: Among Friends, January 2014: Finding a Path
Viewpoint The Peace Testimony and the Enduring Light of Christ When George Fox was sent to turn people from darkness […]
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.Posted in: Features, January 2014: Finding a Path
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’s 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’s assistant director and Philadelphia coordinator.Posted in: Features, January 2014: Finding a Path
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.Posted in: Features, January 2014: Finding a Path
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.com). She is currently in a chaplain residency program at Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, Tenn.Posted in: Features, January 2014: Finding a Path
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.Posted in: Features, January 2014: Finding a Path
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].Posted in: Features, January 2014: Finding a Path
Reflections on how young Friends use Quaker process and suggestions for authentic community.
Zachary Dutton works as the coordinator for Western Quarterly Meeting of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. His article “The Meaning of Nonviolence” was recently published in Quaker Studies. He blogs at Theliberalquaker.wordpress.com. He is a member of Wilmington (Del.) Meeting, and he lives in West Philadelphia with his partner and two imaginary dogs.Posted in: Features, January 2014: Finding a Path
Friends school students meet at U.N., two Quaker funds, and a new songbook from the creators of Rise Up Singing.
Letting the Higher Power Do It by Anonymous