An introduction to the June/July issue, “Almost Quaker.”
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Hospitality in a Quaker Kitchen
Half a Quaker
Embracing Kindred Spirits in Friends Schools
Deborra Sines Pancoe & Elisabeth Torg
Are You a Friend?
Let’s Grow Together
FJ Book Reviews
Gabriel Ehri is the executive director of Friends Journal. [email protected]Posted in: Among Friends, June/July 2016: Almost Quaker
A resource for Quakers to connect Your feature “Quaker Works” (FJ Apr.) serves a very current need. In their reorganizations, […]
An ongoing journey from Catholicism to free‐range spirituality to Quakerism.
Patty Quinn lives in Philadelphia, Pa.Posted in: 2016, Departments, June/July 2016: Almost Quaker, Viewpoint
The welcoming environment of a Quaker community created space for spiritual formation.
Julia McStravog is the program and research specialist with the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. She holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in theology, and will begin doctoral studies this year.Posted in: Features, June/July 2016: Almost Quaker
An activist learns from the spiritual practices of her colleagues.
Lina Blount is a Philadelphia-based organizer, trainer, writer, and nonviolent action strategist. In April Lina joined the team at Pendle Hill, a Quaker study, retreat, and conference center, where she is the communications and outreach coordinator.Posted in: Features, June/July 2016: Almost Quaker
Friends schools can be a Quaker pipeline for students and families.
Deborra Sines Pancoe and Elisabeth Torg serve at Friends Council on Education. As associate director, Deborra has over 30 years of Friends school experience and is a member of Abington (Pa.) Meeting. Elisabeth is director of development and communications, has ten years of Friends school experience, and is a kindred spirit.Posted in: Features, June/July 2016: Almost Quaker
A hand‐painted sign along a highway starts a slow path to Friends.
Andrew Glazier is a nursery manager growing native California plants for restoration projects and has written for various gardening publications. He attended Visalia (Calif.) Meeting for five years before becoming a member.Posted in: Features, June/July 2016: Almost Quaker
A restless Friend finds fellowship and service opportunities with spiritual neighbors.
Lisa Rand attends Bally Mennonite Church in Berks County, Pa. She also prays and serves the hungry at Christ Episcopal Church in Pottstown, Pa. Lisa writes a book review blog at Lighttoreadby.wordpress.com.Posted in: Features, June/July 2016: Almost Quaker
A seeker with Quaker values struggles to find community in a local Friends meeting.
Kimberly Fuller lives in southern California, fulfilling her life’s calling as wife to Mike and mother to Thomas and Jake. When she isn’t busy being a mountain bike mom, she enjoys reading, knitting, walking, and spending countless hours in the kitchen making plant-based meals for her friends and family.Posted in: Features, June/July 2016: Almost Quaker
Our communities are not beacons of the Spirit simply on the basis of being called “Quaker.”
A native of the Philadelphia suburbs, Peter Moretzsohn is a graduate of Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vt. He recently moved to Lambertville, N.J., where he works for a nonprofit farm/preserve. A lifelong lover of songwriting and playing the guitar, he is an attendee of Solebury Meeting in New Hope, Pa.Posted in: Features, June/July 2016: Almost Quaker