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Milestones August 2012

Campbell—Dorothy Emily Carnell Campbell, 96, on September 19, 2011, in Mount San Antonio Gardens Health Center, Pomona, Calif., with her daughter […]

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Addressing Race in Red Cedar Meeting

In the early 1990s I began attending Red Cedar Meeting in East Lansing, Michigan, with my then partner Deborah, an […]

Theo Mace, now of University Meeting in Seattle, Wash., and formerly of Red Cedar Meeting in Lansing, Mich.


Posted in: Features
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Alice Paul and the Fight for Women’s Rights

FJ Review: “Deborah Kops provides an accessible and engaging telling of the life of Alice Paul (1885–1977) and the women’s rights […]

Gwen Gosney Erickson is a librarian and archivist at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C.


Posted in: Conflict and Controversy, December 2017 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews
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Milestones June/July 2013

Austin—Deborah Austin, 93, on January 27, 2013, in Foxdale Village, State College, Pa. Deborah was born on January 18, 1920, […]

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Books May 2013: A Young Friends Bookshelf

Reviewed books: Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship, by Edward Hemingway; Good People Everywhere, by Lynea Gillen, illustrated by Kristina […]

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Author Deborah First reads “Israel-Palestine and the Call to Faithful Action”

Excerpt from Israel-Palestine and the Call to Faithful Action: A journey that began 20 years ago with the decision to spend time […]

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The Miracle of Death

On May 10, 2006, my wife and partner of a quarter century, Deborah “Misty” Gerner, who was under treatment for […]

Philip Schrodt was a regular attender, and Deborah Gerner a member, of Oread Meeting in Lawrence, Kans. Details on Deborah Gerner’s life, and an extended set of emails detailing her experience with metastatic breast cancer, can be found at her memorial website, http://​deborahgerner​.org.


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Shabbat and First Day

A Quaker Jewish path along walls and borders, both physical and spiritual.

Deborah Mayaan attends Pima Meeting in Tucson, Ariz., where she is an energy work and flower essence practitioner. Her articles and essays have appeared in Spirituality & Health magazine, Arizona Daily StarArizona Jewish Post, Tucson LifestyleTucson Weekly, and other publications. Her website is deborahmayaan​.com.


Posted in: Features, Friends and Other Faiths: Friends and Other Faiths
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Milestones June/July 2015

Births, deaths, and marriages among Friends. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this […]

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Israel-Palestine and the Call to Faithful Action

Worship and reconciliation in Ramallah.

Deborah First retired from the faculty of Nazareth College in elementary and science education. A member of Fredonia (N.Y.) Meeting, she serves the boards of American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam and Friends of Ramallah Friends Meeting. Eleven grandchildren, traditional rug hooking, and music take up available time.


Posted in: Features, October 2015: Faithful Living
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