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Wanted: A Network of Soul Connection by Francine Brocious

Facing Hard Truths by Robin Mohr

Quaker Schools Transforming the World by Deborra Sines Pancoe and Elisabeth Torg

Advancing Quaker Spirituality in the Twenty‐first Century by Barry Crossno

Quaker Meetings Respond to Coronavirus by Katie Breslin

Noticing Patterns of Oppression and Faithfulness by Lisa Graustein


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Servant by Ruth Naylor

Psalm 131 by Jane Simpson


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Noticing Patterns of Oppression and Faithfulness

Special Web Feature: New England Yearly Meeting’s experiment with paying attention.

Lisa Graustein is a member of Beacon Hill Meeting in Boston, Mass. She wrote this article in consultation with the members of New England Yearly Meeting’s Noticing Patterns of Oppression and Faithfulness Working Group.

This article was originally published online on February 2, 2020.

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Love in the Time of Coronavirus

Carrying on with the care of our meetings.

Gabriel Ehri is Executive Director. [email protected]

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Wanted: A Network of Soul Connection

How do we build faith communities where we really know one another?

Francine Brocious attends Schuylkill Meeting in Phoenixville, Pa. Her interests include singing, psychology, spirituality, dance, improv, lifelong learning, and sharing her voice through writing. She cherishes and seeks more authentic, repeated human connections; deep talks; and spontaneous expressions of laughter, play, and joy. She can be reached at [email protected].

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Facing Hard Truths

What can Friends learn from the hospice movement?

Robin Mohr is happily married with two young adult children. She currently serves on the property committee of her monthly meeting and as executive secretary for Friends World Committee for Consultation Section of the Americas. This article is based on her personal leading and does not reflect an official position of FWCC.

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Quaker Schools Transforming the World

Friends schools face the challenges of societal changes.

Deborra Sines Pancoe is Friends Council on Education’s associate director and a member of Abington (Pa.) Meeting. Elisabeth Torg is director of development and communications for Friends Council on Education, a kindred spirit of Quakers, and a parent of two Friends school graduates.

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Advancing Quaker Spirituality in the Twenty‐first Century

Preparing for the future of the 100‐year‐old FGC Gathering.

Barry Crossno became the general secretary of Friend General Conference in 2011. He joined Friends in Taos, New Mexico, and now lives in Philadelphia with his wife Beth and their eleven-month-old son, Auden. He recently co-authored Pendle Hill Pamphlet No. 460 with J. Brent Bill titled On Vocal Ministry. Email: [email protected].

 

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Servant

FJ Poetry: “In a black transport chair, …”

Ruth Naylor lives in Bluffton, Ohio.

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Psalm 131

FJ Poetry: “Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, …”

Jane Simpson lives in Atlanta, Ga.

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Why I Identify as Quaker

The question is not if God exists, but what is the nature of God.

Kurt H. Parkum lives in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

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Forum

Forum, April 2020

Letters from our readers.

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