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The Secret Chord

By Geraldine Brooks. Viking, 2015. 302 pages. $27.95/hardcover; $16/paperback; $13.99/eBook. In Geraldine Brooks’s midrash of the story of King David, […]

Joan Dyer Liversidge, a member of Sandy Spring (Md.) Meeting, has traveled among Friends and other people of faith to learn and grow in her own relationship with God. She finds stories of women, both biographical and fictional, a source of great inspiration.

Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2016, September 2016 Books
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May Milestones 2012

Ackerman—Dorothy Hopkirk Ackerman, 90, on March 10, 2011, at home in Minneapolis, Minn. Dorothy was born on October 23, 1920, […]

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A Weekend Workcamp

Remembering a transformative youth service experience.

George Kurz is a retired ophthalmologist who practiced in New Jersey and was a clinical professor of ophthalmology at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He also taught in Africa, China, Ecuador, and the Philippines. He and his wife Elisabeth live at Pennswood Village, a Quaker retirement community in Pennsylvania.

Posted in: October 2013: On Aging
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Author chat with David Harrington Watt on the continued educational work around Hiroshima and Nagasaki

we believe that certain lessons can be drawn from historians’ accounts of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. One lesson […]

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Milestones February 2015

Births, deaths, and marriages among Friends.

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Newness to Quakerism

Is it only the newcomer among us who needs the welcoming and orientation within our meetings? Doesn’t any Quaker experience […]

David and Virginia Wood are members of Dayton (Ohio) Meeting. They carry a traveling minute from Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting.

Posted in: Features
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Helen Lewis Stanfield

Stanfield—Helen Lewis Stanfield, 91, on September 10, 2016, at Friends Homes in Greensboro, N.C. Helen was born on September 28, […]

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Quilts in Burundi: The Unending God Story Goes On

For many years my personal ministry has been to make quilts for people in hard places—divorce, terminal illness, or depression. […]

Carolann Palmer is a member of North Seattle (Wash.) Friends Church. She and Patty Federighi, also of the church, are recipients of Susan Bax grants for women traveling in the ministry, administered by FWCC.

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Economics by Innuendo and Error

David Morse’s “A Quaker Response to Economic Globalization” (FJ May) exhibits many errors in economics. He is correct to sympathize […]

Jack Powelson is professor of Economics, emeritus, at University of Colorado. He has written extensively on issues of poverty and economic development. He is a member of Boulder (Colo.) Meeting, and he edits The Quaker Economist (http://qlc.quaker.org).

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David A. Meirs II

Meirs—David A. Meirs II, 87, on March 27, 2017, in Cinnaminson, N.J., surrounded by love and family. David was born […]

Posted in: Conscience, Milestones
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