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March 2015

Silent Bodies
  Madeline Schaefer

26 Weekends at Columbia County Jail
  Joseph Olejak
Powerful Hope
  Phil Lord
Human Trafficking
  Jack Ciancio

Quakers Doing Lent?

A daily reflection offered by William Penn House.

Brad Ogilvie is the program coordinator at William Penn House in Washington, D.C.

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Among Friends March 2015

The Unexpected Conversation

Gabriel Ehri is executive director of Friends Journal[email protected]

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Viewpoint: Religion and spirituality

A March 2015 Viewpoint. Includes author reading.

Sam Cypressi lives in West Grove, Pa.

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Forum March 2015

Letters, comments, and emails from our readers

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Silent Bodies: My Struggle with an Eating Disorder

Quakers and the spirituality of food and the body. Podcast available.

Madeline Schaefer grew up attending Radnor (Pa.) Meeting outside of Philadelphia. She currently lives in West Philadelphia in a big house with lots of house meetings and good conversation. When she is not riding her bicycle around the city, she can be found doing yoga, writing poetry, and collecting stories.

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Through the Clouds of Unknowing

An inward journey through clouds of uncertainty.

A member of Canadian Yearly Meeting, Keith R. Maddock is trained in theology, religious education, and multifaith chaplaincy. He has authored articles on prison visitation and spiritual growth published in such periodicals as The Canadian Friend, Friends Journal, Pendle Hill Pamphlets, Spirituality, and Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction.

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26 Weekends at Columbia County Jail

A jailed Quaker chronicles the stories behind the bars of mass incarceration. Includes video author interview.

Joseph Olejak is an attender at Old Chatham (N.Y.) Meeting. He discovered Quaker principles when he met his long-time friend Peter Miles at age 16 while hiking in Copake Falls, N.Y. Peter taught English at George School and introduced him to the work of Kurt Vonnegut. Joseph is a chiropractor by training.

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A Powerful Hope

Reflections on the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Rome.

Phil Lord is clerk of the board of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and an attorney who began his career by organizing low-income tenants. A longtime Quaker, he is a founding member of the Fellowship of Friends of African Descent. He currently serves as the executive director of TURN, a non-governmental service and advocacy organization in Philadelphia, Pa.

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Human Trafficking: We Cannot Keep Silent

A sober look at the modern day slavery that fuels our consumerism. Includes author video chat.

Jack Ciancio, is a member of Ararat (N.C.) Meeting, clerk of the Peace and Social Issues Committee of the North Carolina Yearly Meeting (FUM), Friends Committee on National Legislation General Committee member, president of Solutions4Peace Ministries (Solutions4peace.com), and a hospice volunteer and bereavement counselor.

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The Friendly FolkDancers Tour the Congo: Along the western edge of Lake Tanganyika

The Quaker dancing troupe visits a failed state. Includes author reading.

Rosemary Coffey, a member of Pittsburgh (Pa.) Meeting, is a former teacher and current freelance editor. She has been touring with the Friendly FolkDancers since 1992.

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