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April 2016: Spiritual Nurture, Quaker Training

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Student Voices Project: Focus on Building Community
A Ministry of Prayer and Learning: Catherine Bly Cox
The Seven Habits of Effective Spiritual Nurturers: Michael Green
Fall Down Seven Times: Amy Ward Brimmer
Let’s Grow Together
FJ Books April 2016

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Among Friends: A Spiritual and Secular Community in One

An introduction to the issue.

Gail Whiffen Coyle is associate editor of Friends Journal.


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Letters from our readers. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world’s largest online library of Quaker information: every Friends Journal ever published, going back […]

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3rd Annual Student Voices Project

“Building Community” is the theme of our third annual selection of writing and art from Quaker-affiliated students.

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Student Voices 2016 Option 1: Building Community

What are the important elements of building a loving, safe, and supportive community? How do you contribute to maintaining these elements in your community?

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Student Voices 2016 Option 2: Supporting Community

What are some ways to support and care for each member of your community? How do you help out when someone is in need? How do you make newcomers feel welcome in your community?

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Student Voices 2016 Option 3: Conflicts in Community

What happens when there are differences or conflicts within a community? How do we respond with patience, tolerance, and openness to building bridges?

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Student Voices 2016 Option 4: Community Working Together

Share an example of a community working together to accomplish a greater goal. What happened and how was it made possible? What kind of roles did members play along the way?

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Student Voices 2016: Thanks

Thank you to all of the participants of the 3rd Annual Student Voices Project!

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Spiritual Nurture in a Fix-it Culture

Gardening helped a disillusioned seminarian open to the deepness of questions without answers. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world’s largest online […]

Sarah Klatt-Dickerson is the Portland coordinator for Quaker Voluntary Service. She’s also an artist and poet, a growing listener, and amateur gardener. As a part of her work with QVS, she gets to spend time with Liberal and Evangelical Friends in the Pacific Northwest.


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A Ministry of Prayer and Learning

The School of the Spirit Ministry teaches Friends how to live and grow in grace.

Catherine Bly Cox has been a teacher of college English, a writer, and a full-time mom. She is a graduate of the Spiritual Nurturer program and a member of Goose Creek Meeting in Lincoln, Va.


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