Among Friends April 2014

Quaker Education: A Growing Appreciation In Seattle, where I grew up, Quaker school wasn’t an option. Friends primary and secondary schools, which now number over 75 in the United States, are still rare birds in the West. But some of my most formative experiences as a child and teen were the gatherings of Quaker kids organized by North Pacific Yearly Meeting at its annual sessions and quarterly meetings. There were times I only felt “like myself” when I was among other young people who were being raised with Quaker values, nurtured gently in community by a wonderful cadre of adult🔒

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Gabriel Ehri is the executive director of Friends Journal.

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