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Quaking with Confidence

  I’d like to clear up right away a question that seems to crop up repeatedly at these more public […]

Ben Pink Dandelion is Professor of Quaker Studies and Programmes Leader at the Centre for Postgraduate Quaker Studies, Woodbrooke, and University of Birmingham, England. He worships at Sawley Meeting in the shadow of Pendle Hill. He has written numerous books and articles about Quakerism and Quaker history.

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Forum November 2016

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What Unites Us

If we want a world without war, we must first accept our own Quaker family.

Gretchen Castle serves as general secretary of Friends World Committee for Consultation–World Office in London, which works across the four section offices around the world and represents Friends at the world level. Gretchen is a member of Doylestown (Pa.) Meeting.

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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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Understanding Ourselves, Respecting the Differences

Understanding Ourselves, Respecting the Differences

Quakers sometimes view conflicts between the branches of our faith as trivial. These conflicts, however, express real differences, and we should […]

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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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From the Archives: Book Reviews of Young Adult Friends’ Picks

Out of the 14 books (and 1 blog) recommended by young adult Friends in the November 2013 issue, 5 titles […]

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Open for Liberation: A View from Britain

It may come as a surprise, but people are interested in Friends.

Tim Gee is a member of Britain Yearly Meeting and was the 2017 George Gorman Lecturer. His third book, Why I Am a Pacifist, will be published next year.

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Meeting for Viewing: How QuakerSpeak Deepens Our Spirituality

How QuakerSpeak deepens our spirituality.

Krista Barnard began worshiping with Friends 40 years ago. She is a member of San Francisco (Calif.) Meeting and clerk of its Welcoming Committee. In addition to hosting after-worship discussions, she leads women’s Bible study, practices qi gong, and volunteers as a docent at the zoo.

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The Quakers, 1656–1723: The Evolution of an Alternative Community

By Richard C. Allen and Rosemary Moore, with specialist contributors. Pennsylvania State University Press, 2018. 360 pages. $39.95/hardcover. The century […]

Brian Drayton worships with the new Souhegan Meeting in Wilton, N.H., allowed by Weare (N.H.) Meeting.

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