Edward Elder in Friends Journal

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The Law, Grace, and Homosexuality

There are two radically different ways of reading the Bible; we can approach it under the Law or under Grace. […]

Edward Elder is current clerk of New York Quarterly Meeting’s Ministry and Counsel committee. He is a pastoral psychotherapist.

Posted in: Features, March 2013: Sexuality
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Milestones, January 2016

Marriages, births, and deaths.

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The Peaceable Kingdom 2.0: Young Adults and Quakerism’s Future

In this post‐Christendom, post‐9/11 country, there is a growing inter‐faith youth movement, thanks in part to the ability of new […]

Stephen Willis Dotson is a member of Goose Creek (Va.) Meeting who carries a concern for the future of Friends. This concern manifests in a desire to nurture rising generations, to facilitate Quaker engagement with ecumenical and inter-religious work, and to help the unique gifts of Quakerism reach those who are seeking them through both traditional and emerging technologies. He is a Board member for Friends Journal.

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Milestones December 2014

Births, deaths, and celebrations.

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Making Peace with Mother Earth

She has sheltered us all our lives. She is the source of our sustenance. She is steadfast and unwavering though […]

Fran Palmeri is a dual member of Annapolis (Md.) and Sarasota (Fla.) meetings. She interprets the natural places of Florida in essays and photographs for regional publications.

Posted in: Features
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Why Covenant with My Oppressors?

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Quaker teachers, families, and students at the Ottawa School, Indian Territory, 1872. Courtesy of the Quaker Collection at Haverford College.

Quaker Indian Boarding Schools

Facing our history and ourselves.

Paula Palmer's Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples ministry is under the care of Boulder (Colo.) Meeting. She offers Toward Right Relationship workshops in churches, schools, and colleges. Her 60-minute slide presentation on the Quaker Indian boarding schools and additional resources are posted at boulderfriendsmeeting.org/ipc-right-relationship.

Posted in: Crossing Cultures, Features
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Milestones January 2015

Births, deaths, and marriages.

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Quaker Leadership and Education

Three stories and a vision of recovering joy.

Alexander Levering Kern is an educator, poet, writer, ecumenical and interfaith leader, and member of Friends Meeting at Cambridge (Mass.). Editor of the anthology Becoming Fire: Spiritual Writing from Rising Generations, he currently serves as executive director of the Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service (CSDS) at Northeastern University in Boston.

Posted in: April 2014: Education, Features
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Books February 2014

The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI By Betty Medsger. Knopf, 2014. 608 pages. $29.95/hardcover. Reviewed by […]

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