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Are Meeting Libraries Encumbrances?

Information is coming to us in different ways than it did in the first 350 years of Quaker history.

Carol Kitchen is retired from a career in social work in varied settings. She has professional degrees in library science and social work and a doctorate in religion and society.

Posted in: Online Features, Quaker Libraries
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April Milestones 2012

Anthony—James W. Anthony, 73, on July 15, 2009, in Sudbury, Mass. Jim was born on June 17, 1936, in Columbus, […]

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Forum, January 2018

Letters from our readers.

Posted in: Forum, Quaker Lifestyles
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November Short Fiction: “Holy Day”

A short story about resolving conflict.

Nathan Alling Long grew up in a log cabin in the Maryland Appalachians, lived on a queer commune in Tennessee, and studied writing in Virginia.  His stories and essays have been published in over 50 publications and have appeared on NPR and in several anthologies.  He lives in Philadelphia, Pa., and teaches at Richard Stockton College in Galloway, N.J.


Posted in: Departments, Fiction, November 2012: Quaker Books, Writing, and Poetry
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God the Trickster?

Our son brought Marge Abbott’s essay “In the Belly of the Whale” to me during my stay in a South […]

Carol Reilley Urner, who now spends winters with her daughter in Whittier, Calif., and summers with her son and family in Portland, Oreg., is a member of Central and Southern Africa Yearly Meeting and of Sarasota (Fla.) Meeting. She is working on issues of demilitarization with Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

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Forum, May 2020

Letters from our readers.

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Personality and Place: The Life and Times of Pendle Hill

By Douglas Gwyn. Plain Press, 2014. 512 pages. $20/paperback; $15/eBook. Querencia (from the Spanish verb “querer”) is a metaphysical […]

Valerie Brown is a member of Solebury Meeting in New Hope, Pa., and a long-time Pendle Hill teacher and retreat leader. She is principal of Lead Smart Coaching, LLC (leadsmartcoaching.com), specializing in leadership and mindfulness training.

Posted in: November 2015 Books, November 2015: Books and Pop Culture, Quaker Book Reviews, Uncategorized
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Photos courtesy of Seres Kyrie.

Quakers and Unschooling

One Quaker family’s approach to education.

Seres Kyrie lives with her partner and two children in southwest Wisconsin where they homeschool, make music, and cook delicious food. The Kyries travel an hour to Madison (Wis.) Meeting, where they are in the process of becoming members. When they cannot attend meeting, worship is held on the riverbanks.

Posted in: April 2014: Education, Features
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Chestnut Hill Meeting's new meetinghouse.

The Freedom to Build

A brief history of meetinghouse design and the story of Chestnut Hill Meeting’s new building.

John Andrew Gallery is a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., and a member of the Arch Street Meeting House Preservation Trust. He is the author of Sacred Sites of Center City, a guide to all the places of worship in Center City Philadelphia, and of Living in the Kingdom of God and other spiritual essays.

Posted in: Features, February 2014
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Forum September 2013

Forum A colorful shock The color August issue of Friends Journal was a shock, but a good one! I commend […]

A selection of letters from our readers.

Posted in: Forum, September 2013
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