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A Quaker Retirement Community Faces the Pandemic by Nancy Thomas

Worshiping Online with Friends by Katie Breslin

Communing Together Virtually by Greg Woods


Student Voices

Seventh Annual Student Voices Project


Thin Spaces Features

God in the ATM by Kat Griffith

Two Meditations on the Intrusion of the Divine into My Daily Life by John Andrew Gallery

A Parallel Universe by Jennifer Kavanagh

Channeling Agape for Those on Their Final Journey by Diane D’Angelo

Grounded in God by Michael Wajda


Poetry
(Two Poems for Saint Thérèse of Lisieux) by Sarah Law

So It Goes by Mary Timberlake


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A Gathered People

Our introduction to the May 2020 issue.

Gabriel Ehri is Executive Director. [email protected].

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A Quaker Retirement Community Faces the Pandemic

Creativity and service flowers under quarantine.

Nancy Thomas lives with her husband, Hal, in Friendsview, a retirement community in Newberg, Ore. They’ve served in Bolivia many years as Friends Serving Abroad. She is a poet, the poetry editor of Friends Journal, and a member of North Valley Friends Church in Newberg.

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Worshiping Online with Friends

Lessons from digitally connected Friends.

Katie Breslin is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and is currently sojourning at West Richmond (Ind.) Meeting. She is a first-year student at Earlham School of Religion. Before moving to Richmond, Katie was the young adult program manager at Friends Committee on National Legislation. You can follow her on Twitter at @katiebreslin.

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The Creation of Adam (fragment, altered), part 
of the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling, painted c. 1508–1512,  Michelangelo.

Communing Together Virtually

An opportunity to make Quaker communion more accessible.

Greg Woods (he/him) is a lifelong Quaker who currently serves as the youth ministries and education coordinator at Friends Meeting at Cambridge (Mass.). Greg resides with his wife, daughter, and their cat in the Allston neighborhood of Boston, Mass.

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Cat Rescuer

Before I was in kindergarten, I started rescuing cats with my mom and my babysitter. We found a group of […]

Jade Louis Clarke McKay (he/him), Grade 7, Friends Meeting School in Ijamsville, Md.

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The Dangerous Turn

Most school days, when one of my parents picks me up, we have to make a turn out of the […]

Austin Setzler (he/him), Grade 8, New Garden Friends School in Greensboro, N.C.

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Stronger Together

From his pink cheeks and the way he walked with his head down, I could tell he was ashamed of […]

Coco Campbell (she/her), Grade 6, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.

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Our Turn

The petition was signed by 30 girls. It was very simple, or at least we thought so. All we wanted […]

Maina Vaidya (she/her), Grade 6, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.

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From Juicy Burger to Leafy Greens

A man I had never met before was sitting in front of me waiting patiently, when my father spoke. “This […]

Lara Asch (she/her), Grade 6, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.

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Teaching Tech to Seniors

In seventh and eighth grade, while attending Newtown Friends School (NFS), I clerked the Tech Team, a student‐run committee charged […]

Ankita Achanta (she/her), Grade 9, George School in Newtown, Pa.

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