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February 2015: Life TransitionsReturning Home Changed
  Rachel Guarldi
A Pacifist鈥檚 Coming of Age
  R.M. Ambrose
Seeking Clearness with Work Transitions
  Iris Graville
Cell Shed
  John Graham-Pole

And You Thought Dragons Didn鈥檛 Exist

February 2015 Viewpoint

Deedy Roberts lives in Deptford, N.J.


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Among Friends: Spiritual Participation in Life鈥檚 Transitions

An introduction to the February 2015 issue.

Gabriel Ehri is the Executive Director of Friends Journal.


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Our 60th Anniversary

Looking back on our first issue in 1955.

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Forum February 2015

Letters 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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Returning Home Changed

Returning home doesn鈥檛 mean leaving the journey behind. Podcast and video author chat available.

Rachel Guaraldi is a practitioner and scholar of peace-building, interreligious dialogue, and community development. She is a member of Beacon Hill Meeting in Boston, Mass., and is currently part of a clinical pastoral education program in Boston where she is training to be a hospital chaplain.


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Quaker Passage Ceremonies for Our Youth

Engaging young Friends and rebuilding our faith. 馃敀 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read [鈥

Ken Brick is a lifelong Friend, former member of Baltimore Yearly Meeting, current member of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, now living in Wilmington, Del. He is a graduate of Earlham College, the City University of New York graduate school, and has numerous affiliations with Quaker institutions. Author audio reading available.


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A Pacifist鈥檚 Coming of Age

What needs would invented Quaker rituals fill today?

Ralph (R.M.) Ambrose is a writer of science fiction and fantasy and an IT professional. Ralph has studied anthropology and linguistics, and has a first degree black belt in Aikido. He has attended Berea (Ky.) Meeting, Orange Grove Meeting in Pasadena, Calif., and Inland Valley Meeting in Riverside, Calif. He blogs at http://鈥媗iminal鈥.IT.


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The Meanings of Endings

Every ending transforms us.

Jim Ross is a public health researcher and an attender at Sandy Spring (Md.) Meeting. He is a resident of Silver Spring, Md. Author audio reading available.


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Seeking Clearness with Work Transitions

Surrendering to a source of deeper wisdom. With podcast and video author interview.

Iris Graville is a writer from Lopez Island, Wash., where she attends Lopez Island Preparative Meeting and blogs regularly at irisgraville鈥.com. Her first book is Hands at Work; her memoir-in-progress, Hiking Naked鈥擜 Quaker Woman鈥檚 Search for Balance, is a personal narrative of what she learned while living in Stehekin, Wash.


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Cell Shed

Sitting alongside a patient for the final transition.

John Graham-Pole was for many years a member of Gainesville (Fla.) Meeting, and is now a member of Antigonish Worship Group in Nova Scotia, Canada. He is a professor emeritus from the University of Florida College of Medicine. Author podcast reading available.


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