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Our introduction to the August issue on The Art of Dying and the Afterlife.
Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal. Email: [email protected]Posted in: Among Friends, The Art of Dying
Viewpoint: Uncovering a new dimension of meeting.
If the dark conceals all possibilities, then the light wakes us.
Boyce Upholt, raised in Hartford (Conn.) Meeting, is a writer and editor based in the Mississippi Delta.Posted in: Features, The Art of Dying
The answers would only come from being present in the light.
Shannon Zimmerman is a lifelong Quaker raised in Colorado. Specializing in conflict resolution, she is currently living in Brisbane, Australia, working on a PhD. Her hope is to someday find a way to bring peace into politics. She is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.).Posted in: Features, The Art of Dying
A brief glimpse of eternity inspires a search for understanding.
Michael Resman is a member of Rochester (Minn.) Meeting and an editor for What Canst Thou Say? His books include A Contemporary Mysticism.Posted in: Features, The Art of Dying
Moving toward death is its own kind of expectant worship.
Robert Stephen Dicken is a member of First Friends Meeting in New Castle, Ind. He retired from teaching high school English in 2002. His retirement days consist of reading, writing, drawing, almost completing honey-do lists, and entertaining grandchildren.Posted in: Features, The Art of Dying
Bringing Quaker spirituality to the bedside of those dying.
John Graham-Pole is a retired physician and graduate of London University. He has spent the last 30 years as a children's oncologist and hospice director at the University of Florida, where he was a member of Gainesville (Fla.) Meeting. He has written three books and many essays and short stories.Posted in: Features, The Art of Dying
God heals in unexpected ways.
Betsy Blake builds websites and communication strategies for companies and organizations trying to do good in the world. Her photojournalism work was recently featured on CNN and NBC news. Betsy lives in Greensboro, N.C., and is a member of First Friends Meeting. Learn more about Betsy at betsyblake.com.
This version has been slightly edited from the printed piece.Posted in: Features, The Art of Dying
Poetry: “My grandmother put a little sugar in everything she cooked.”
Letting the Higher Power Do It by Anonymous