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Thou Shalt Wear Comfy Shoes by Suzanne W. Cole Sullivan

In Defense of Blue Kool‐Aid by Kat Griffith

The Next Testimony by Andrew Huff

How to Be an Inclusive Quaker by Valerie Brown

Uncertainty: An Unnamed Quaker Creed? by Rhiannon Grant

When Is a Creed Not a Creed? by Ann Birch


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River Crossing by Anne+Maren-Hogan

Somewhere in This Large Field by David Black


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What Did Easter Mean to Early Quakers?

Early Friends’ understanding of the resurrection was colored by their experience of the presence of God in their midst.

David K. Leonard is a member of Birmingham (Pa.) Meeting, which invited him to share these thoughts as a talk on Easter Sunday in 2019.

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Among Friends: Getting Over Ourselves

Our introduction to the March 2020 issue.

Martin Kelley is Senior Editor. [email protected]

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Thou Shalt Wear Comfy Shoes

Do our attitudes toward formal dress push people out the door?

Suzanne W. Cole Sullivan is a convinced Friend who lives and worships in Georgia (mostly), but they can often be spotted at meetings around the country during weekend adventures. Suzanne carries a concern for hospitality and a culture of welcoming. Suzanne is often heard before they are seen.

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In Defense of Blue Kool‐Aid

An exploration of food culture among Friends.

Kat Griffith is a former teacher and homeschooler and a current writer and volunteer in a variety of environmental and child-related endeavors. A member of the Winnebago Worship Group (Wis.) and Northern Yearly Meeting, she loves to cook, feed people, and be fed! Email: [email protected].

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The Next Testimony

Can Friends model a new kind of Christian governance?

Andrew Huff served with Quaker Voluntary Service in Boston, Mass., in 2015–16. He attends Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.

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How to Be an Inclusive Quaker

The unwritten norms of speech and silence.

Valerie Brown is a Buddhist and Quaker teacher, retreat leader, leadership coach, and writer. She is the founder of Lead Smart Coaching. She leads an annual pilgrimage to walk the Camino de Santiago in Spain to celebrate the power of sacred places.

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Uncertainty, an Unnamed Quaker Creed?

Moving beyond belief in the “absolute perhaps.”

Rhiannon Grant is a member of Bournville meeting in Birmingham, UK, and works at Woodbrooke, the Quaker center. Her book on Quaker theology, Telling the Truth about God, came out last year, and her introduction to Quakerism, Quakers Do What! Why? will appear in July 2020. Email: [email protected].

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When Is a Creed Not a Creed?

Revisiting that of God in every man.

Ann Birch is a member of El Paso (Tex.) Meeting, where she is currently the clerk. She is a librarian, a grandmother, and active in local theater.

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River Crossing

FJ Poetry: “Sitting in bed she gazes at the river, …”

Anne Maren-Hogan lives in Burnsville, N.C.

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Somewhere in This Large Field

FJ Poetry: “Somewhere in this large field…”

David Black lives in Louisa, Va.

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