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How do Friends promote love, health, and justice in the ways we consciously live together? January’s features look at farming, vegetarianism, simplicity as a political strategy, and communal living for faithfulness.
Authors: Michael Bischoff, Carl Blumenthal, Steve Chase, David Brietzmann, Sandy and Tom Farley, Philip Harnden, Lynn Fitz‐Hugh, Marty Grundy, E.K. Gordon, Craig Jensen, Martin Kelley, Marcelle Martin, Chris Mohr, Jay O’Hara, Ruah Swennerfelt.
Among Friends: Our introduction to the January issue on Quaker lifestyles.
Life on a small vegetable farm.
Craig Jensen likes board games, comic books, and the bread that his wife bakes, but time with his son, Fox, is his favorite thing in the world. He grows beautiful dahlias and would like to spend all of his winter making toys. He is a member of Monadnock Meeting in Jaffrey, N.H.Posted in: Features, Quaker Lifestyles
A Friend’s bumpy path toward a lifestyle that’s lighter on the Earth.
Lynn Fitz-Hugh is a climate activist, parent, psychotherapist, and vegetarian. She belongs to Eastside Meeting in Bellevue, Wash.Posted in: Quaker Lifestyles
Finding a balance between personal and political strategies for simple living.
Philip Harnden is a member of Syracuse (N.Y.) Meeting. He has served on the board of Right Sharing of World Resources and as American Friends Service Committee’s liaison with the Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne. He wrote the Pendle Hill pamphlet Letting That Go, Keeping This: The Spiritual Pilgrimage of Fritz Eichenberg.Posted in: Features, Quaker Lifestyles
Exploring a vision for faithful communities.
Marcelle Martin, a member of Swarthmore (Pa.) Meeting, is the author of Our Life is Love: the Quaker Spiritual Journey. She leads workshops at retreat centers and Quaker meetings. Currently she is the core teacher for the Nurturing Worship, Faith & Faithfulness program at the Woolman Hill Quaker retreat center in Deerfield, Mass. Visit her website at awholeheart.com.Posted in: Quaker Lifestyles
FJ Poetry: “I thought I had a can of pineapple / but it’s only apricots / in the cabinet, apricots […]
It took a diagnosis of cancer for a Friend to take on daily worship.
Letters from our readers.
A faithful response to climate change.
Jay O'Hara is a member of Sandwich (Mass.) Meeting, and a co-founder of the Climate Disobedience Center, climatedisobedience.org. The NEYM Prophetic Climate Action Working Group consists of Alice Grendon, Brian Drayton, Dunan Herman-Parks, Jay O'Hara, John Humphries, Katherine Fisher, Louis Cox, Meg Klepack, Minga Claggett-Borne, Peter Blood-Patterson, Ruah Swennerfeldt, and Wendy Schlotterbeck.Posted in: Faith and Practice, Quaker Lifestyles
Letting the Higher Power Do It by Anonymous