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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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The Seven Habits of Effective Spiritual Nurturers

Seven practices that distill the art of spiritual nurture.

Michael Green is administrator of the School of the Spirit Ministry and a former core teacher of its program On Being a Spiritual Nurturer. He is a member of Durham (N.C.) Meeting.


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Questions of the Grail

Finding the right questions for a spiritual accountability peer group. 🔒

Viv Hawkins co-founded Releasing Ministry Alliance and studies, practices, and teaches about spiritual accountability. She invites folks to releasingministry.org and the Facebook group Friends Spiritual Accountability. She loves Lola Georg, her partner, and carries a ministry to foster faithfulness with a minute from Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, endorsed by Philadelphia Quarterly and Yearly Meetings.


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Fall Down Seven Times

A story about failure, dead ends, and misunderstandings.

Amy Ward Brimmer, of Fallsington (Pa.) Meeting, has investigated meditation and mindful movement since childhood, and has practiced Alexander Technique for 25 years. She has taught at Yale, Villanova, Brooklyn College, and along the Delaware Canal. Her program, Moving Into Mindfulness, is a popular workshop at the FGC Gathering, and is available to Quaker groups and meetings, as well as in the wider public sphere.


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Even Monkeys Fall

FJ Poetry: “Even camels die of thirst. / Even cats lose their cool.”

Eleanor Dart lives in Tucson, Ariz.


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Boy Bathing Under a Coco Palm

FJ Poetry: “Every morning I see him / toddling through the long damp grass”

Stephanie JT Russell lives in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.


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Why I Won’t Teach Bible Stories in First‐day School

Religious education. 🔒

Peter Landau is married with three children, works as a writer and editor, and is a member of Orange Grove Meeting in Pasadena, Calif.


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Let’s Grow Together: Anicka Meyers

Profiles of those new to Friends.

Trevor Johnson is the editorial fellow at Friends Journal through Quaker Voluntary Service's second-year Alumni Fellows program. Do you know someone we should interview? Reach us at [email protected]


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News, April 2016

News from the world of Friends.

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Rise Again Songbook: Words & Chords to Nearly 1200 Songs

Edited by Peter Blood and Annie Patterson. Hal‐Leonard, 2015. 300 pages. $22.50 (7x10) or $25 (9x12)/spiral bound. Discount for 15 […]

Patricia Morrison attends South Mountain Meeting in Ashland, Ore. A folk singer/songwriter helping create a farm sanctuary, she also works with artists, writers, musicians, and creative professionals to help them shine their light into the world with focus, funding, and fulfillment (innerfireouterlight.com).


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With a Tender Hand: A Resource Book for Eldership and Oversight

By Zélie Gross. Quaker Books, 2015. 432 pages. $20/paperback. This is a thorough and useful resource book for Friends in […]

Marty Grundy has served on ministry and oversight committees (by a variety of names) for many years. She recently transferred to Wellesley (Mass.) Meeting in New England Yearly Meeting.


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