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Mary E. Starkweather‐White

Starkweather‐White—Mary E. Starkweather‐White, 67, on July 9, 2019, all too suddenly. Mary was born on October 18, 1951, in Wilmington, […]

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Are You a Quaker?

Fourth Season’s Featured Video

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Abbotts to the World’s Costello

Our introduction to the April issue on Humor in Religion.

Gabriel Ehri is executive director of Friends Journal.

Posted in: Among Friends, Humor in Religion
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Sweet Ol’ Camp Tunes

The sound of guitars, pianos, and voices of camp.

Kyle Weinman is a tenth-grader at Friends School of Baltimore. He likes soccer, chess, and documenting his exciting experiences through literature. He has been attending Echo Hill Summer Camp in Worton, Md., for the past six years.

Posted in: Online Features, Quaker Summers
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Richard Reed Parry

Of Heartbeats and Woodblocks

Reflection: Richard Reed Parry and the art of stillness.

Janet Youngdahl is a Canadian American singer and writer employed as a professor of music at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada. She has recently published essays in the Malahat Review and in Writer's Digest. Active in the Baha’i faith for 20 years, she also carries deep respect and closeness to Quakerism.

Posted in: Quakers and Social Media, Reflection
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Quaker Works April 2016

Recent work by Quaker organizations.

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The Fisk Jubilee Singers in 1882, an African American a cappella ensemble consisting of students at Fisk University. In 2002 the Library of Congress honored their 1909 recording of "Sweet Low, Sweet Chariot" by adding it to the United States National Recording Registry.

Revelation and Revolution

The Apocalypse of John in the Quaker and African American spiritual traditions.

Daniel Seeger has served as executive director of Pendle Hill and as a staff member and board member of the American Friends Service Committee. The current article grows out of a reflection on the centenary of the birth of his late friend, civil rights leader Bayard Rustin. A version of this article was presented as the 2014 keynote address of the Bible Association of Friends in America.

Posted in: Features, June/July 2015: Activists vs Mystics vs Pragmatists
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Milestones May 2015

Births, deaths, and marriages among Friends.

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"Freedom" by Zenos Frudakis (photo by Alla Podolsky)

Releasing Friends

Two Friends make the case for a crowdfunding resource website that would benefit those in ministry.

Vonn New is an independent Drupal developer and site builder. She carries a travel minute from Bulls Head-Oswego Meeting endorsed by its quarterly and yearly meetings. She is a percussionist and composer and finds improvised music her deepest form of prayer. Contact her at [email protected].

Viv Hawkins practices and teaches about faithfulness, and is working with Vonn New on the Releasing Ministry website (releasingministry.org) to crowdfund ministry. She carries a minute of religious service from Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting endorsed by its quarterly and yearly meetings. Viv loves Lola Georg and serves with the Shalom Center. Contact her at [email protected].


Posted in: Features, March 2014: Funding Ministry
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Milestones May 2013

Cayard—Leonora Balla Cayard, 88, on December 14, 2012, in Cranberry Township, Pa. Leonora was born on September 15, 1924, in […]

Death notices for Leonora Balla Cayard, Frank Lonstreth, Jeremy Hardin Mott, Ceal Phelan, Arnold Chase Satterthwait, and Daniel Test Young.

Posted in: May 2013: Focus on the Arts, Milestones
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