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Simba

“There once was a lonely, sad dog named Simba—a huge, strong Cane Corso, which is an Italian Molosser.”

Levi Veleanu is a sixth grader at Greene Street Friends School. He loves sports (especially tennis), playing piano, and singing with the Keystone State Boychoir. One of Levi's favorite friends in the world is his dog, Simba. His compassion for animals extends beyond those in his own family and therefore, he is a vegan and an animal protection advocate.

Posted in: April 2014: Education, Student Voices Project, Unfeatured
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That Day

“Our big, black Chevy pulled into the lot in front of the Ulta makeup department store on Saturday. My mom […]

True Lyons is a sixth grader at Greene Street Friends School in Philadelphia, Pa. She loves to read and really enjoys writing about all kinds of things. She is currently working on a love story. She aspires to be an author and professional blogger when she grows up. She lives with her mom, cat, and sister in Philadelphia most of the time and with her dad in Brooklyn, N.Y., every other weekend.

Posted in: April 2014: Education, Student Voices Project, Unfeatured
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Zivia

THIS CAN’T BE HAPPENING!

“ ‘Mew. Mew.’ What’s that? I heard a small noise come from up the hill. It sounded like a … a […]

Zivia Brown is a 12-year-old cat lover and sixth grader at Greene Street Friends School in Philadelphia, Pa. Outside of school, she enjoys reading, drawing, doing karate, and playing with her cats. She lives with her mom, pop, and four cats.

Posted in: April 2014: Education, Student Voices Project, Unfeatured
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Zivia, Levi, Grace, and True with their teacher, Kiri, in the classroom at Greene Street Friends School.

Greene Street Friends School Explores Integrity

A profile of the Greene Street Friends School class that entered many of this year’s entries.

Gail Whiffen is the associate editor of Friends Journal.

Posted in: April 2014: Education, Student Voices Project, Unfeatured
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Review: The Dance Between Hope and Fear

By John Calvi. True Quaker Press, 2013. 222 pages. $14.95/paperback, available from Quakerbooks of FGC and Amazon​.com. Reviewed by Eileen Flanagan In […]

Eileen Flanagan is a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., and a teacher in the Pendle Hill resident program. She is the author of The Wisdom to Know the Difference and a forthcoming memoir about her midlife calling to environmental activism.

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Middle school students gather at Friends' Central School in Wynnewood, Pa. (courtesy of the school)

Student Voices Project: Dear President

We’re inviting middle and high school students to add their voices to our community of readers. Deadline: February 13, 2017. […]

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Among Friends: When Love Requires Conflict

If the Quaker faith were a tree, it would bear the scars of conflict but also the gnarly character of […]

Gabriel Ehri is executive director of Friends Journal.

Posted in: Among Friends, September 2013, Unfeatured
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Quaker Bestsellers 2013

From the 2013 FGC Gathering in Greeley, Colorado

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Friends Journal 1958 coverage of the Golden Rule

In 1958, Friends Journal was a weekly publication and published frequent updates about the status of the Golden Rule.

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Earthcare: Expanding the Old Pine Farm

Deptford, New Jersey, is known mainly for its huge shopping mall, located just off Route 42 which becomes the Atlantic […]

Lynne Shivers is a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. She was a board member of the Old Pine Farm when she lived in South Jersey from 1994-2009. She is a writer and currently lives at Stapeley, a retirement community in the Germantown section of Philadelphia.

Posted in: August 2013: Parenting, Unfeatured, Witness
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