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May 2018: What Are Quaker Values Anyway?

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Fifth Annual Student Voices Project
Powerful Quakers by Lukas Austin
The Value of Loss by Emily Weyrauch
Selling Quakerism by Tom Hoopes
The Quaker Value of Testing by Asha Sanaker

May 2018 Books

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Among Friends: Meaningful Values

Our introduction to the May issue, “What Are Quaker Values Anyway?”

Gail Whiffen is associate editor of Friends Journal.


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Student Voices Project

For this year’s project, Quaker-affiliated students tell stories of Quaker testimonies acting in their lives.

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Center Yourself

My journey through my Quaker faith and education all started in nursery school. I went to a small Quaker nursery school. It’s the kind of place where I sat on my teacher’s lap, and the room was filled with worn wooden blocks with a certain cozy smell I can still remember. There’s a beautiful meetinghouse […]

Naomi Brangan, Grade 7, Buckingham Friends School, member of Wrightstown Meeting in Newtown, Pa.


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Gianna-Katsock

Our D.C. Family

Signs passed by as we continued to drive on the bumpy road. It was a dreary, dark, foggy day. The weather seemed to relate to the type of day we were soon going to have. The lightly tinted windows were open, and I could feel the spring breeze. Cars honked, and lights changed. The silence […]

Gianna Katsock, Grade 6, Sidwell Friends School


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Quinn-Daugherty

To Build Is to Love

The stairs to the vast, rustic house creaked as I lugged my teal trunk up the steps. The bright sunlight emanated onto the thick wooden bunks, creating lines of radiance. Duffle bags and suitcases lined the perimeter of the room. Feelings of doubt crossed my mind, and I looked at my parents with big, worried […]

Quinn Daugherty, Grade 10, Westtown School, attender of Unami Meeting in Pennsburg, Pa.


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Jadyn-Williams

Comfort in Diversity

This is my first year at Westtown School. I am a proud Christian who goes to church and worships God. At my church we sing, dance, cry, and mostly make noise! I am comfortable in this environment because in my culture, we recognize that God deserves all the praise. This is a strong aspect of […]

Jadyn Williams, Grade 9, Westtown School


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All Teammates Deserve Respect

Five years ago, I tried out for a new hockey team. When I walked through the glass doors of the ice rink for tryouts, I saw a girl trying out for the same team. I instantly recognized her as I had played against her in years past; I knew she was a tough competitor. In […]

William Reardon, Grade 8, Buckingham Friends School


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Jocie-Resnik

Finding My Community

I grew up going to a Quaker meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina. I never truly liked going to meeting because it always felt way too long. My family and I moved to Pennsylvania about four years ago, and we continued to attend Quaker meeting. One day my mom told me I was going on a […]

Jocie Resnik, Grade 9, Westtown School, member of Goshen Meeting in West Chester, Pa.


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From the Circus to the Community

“So, Rosie … do you want to go to the Ringling Brothers Circus for their final show?” my dad asks happily. “Of course, I would love to go! Can you tell me why you’ve always loved it so much?” I ask, thinking he might not tell me. “Sure,” he says. “Well, I proposed to your […]

Rosie Reed, Grade 6, Greene Street Friends School


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