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Allen's Neck Meeting Friends gather rockweed for clambake, 2014. Courtesy Joseph E. Ingoldsby.

Allen’s Neck Meeting Clambake Celebrates 125 Years

A century’s-worth of adaptations in a Quaker meeting’s summer celebration inadvertently documents ecosystem change. With podcast, author chat, and additional […]

Joseph E. Ingoldsby completed post-graduate work in environmental policy and sustainable development at University of Massachusetts. He received a master’s in landscape architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. Joseph’s writings and exhibitions are focused on natural and cultural landscapes and vanishing landscapes and endangered species.  His work can be viewed at josephemmanuelingoldsby.com.

Posted in: Features, January 2015: Climate Change
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Fit For Freedom: A Weekend at Pendle Hill and My Own Self‐Discovery

How would you react if you were told that George Fox did not condemn slaveholding outright? That William Penn, like […]

Alvin Joaquín Figueroa, a member of Westfield (N.J.) Meeting, is associate professor of Modern Languages, Gender Studies, and Religious Studies at College of New Jersey.

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Clashing with the ‘B’ Word: Homophobia in Liberal Quakerism

Now that we are addressing the issue of same‐gender marriages in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, I think it is pertinent to […]

Alvin J. Figueroa, a member of Westfield (N.J.) Meeting. is associate professor of Modern Languages, Gender Studies, and Religious Studies at the College of New Jersey. He is also a candidate for a master of arts in Quaker Studies at Earlham School of Religion. He lives with his spouse, Gary, a Buddhist, in Rancocas Historic Village.

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Patricia Lea

Lea—Patricia Lea, 83, on January 28, 2018, in Mount Joy, Pa. Pat was born Patricia Lea Olson on March 15, […]

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A Letter from a Warrior

A World War II soldier and POW shares hope for the future.

George Rubin is a member of Medford (N.J.) Meeting, a retired podiatrist, and has served as clerk for New York Yearly Meeting, Medford Meeting, and American Friends Service Committee’s New York regional office. He writes for the Medford Leas literary publication, is active with many Quaker organizations, and enjoys working with youth.

Posted in: August 2015: The Effects of War, Features
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A Portrait of Two Founders

I earnestly believe our Society will serve the Kingdom [of God] better as we are unified. —J. Passmore Elkinton, in […]

Steven Elkinton, a member of Langley Hill Meeting in McLean, Va., remembers his grandparents fondly. He is indebted to the staff at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College for making available to him the Elkinton Family Papers and photographs, and the Anna Bassett Griscom Papers.

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