From a Gathering on Religious Education in Friends Journal

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Collaboration in Action

Religious Education

Christel Jorgenson, a member of Friends Meeting at Cambridge (Mass.), was the youth and education secretary for New England Yearly Meeting for a long spell, and now happily helps with family worship at her meeting. She spends winter months at Casa de los Amigos in Mexico City, Mexico, where she attends Mexico City Meeting.

Posted in: November 2015: Books and Pop Culture, Religious Education
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Epistle: From a Gathering on Religious Education

To Friends Everywhere: Ten Friends gathered from four yearly meetings and Friends General Conference with a concern for the state [鈥

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News February 2015

Quaker addressing racism, climate change, and religious education

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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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Finding Our Place as Young Adult Friends

Sometimes I feel as though I lived during the period of Quietism in Quaker history. I attended what may be [鈥

Adam Waxman, a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., graduated from the Quaker Leadership Studies Program at Guilford College this year with dual degrees in Political Science and Religious Studies. He is living in Washington, D.C.

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Middle school students at a meeting for worship at Friends' Central School in Wynnewood, Pa. Photo courtesy Friends' Central School.

Friends Education: Our Light for the World

The experience of a Friends education leads to a teaching career.

Galen McNemar Hamann is a member of Friends Meeting at Cambridge (Mass.). She is director of Friends education at Moses Brown School, where she teaches religion and ethics and serves as a spiritual counselor. She also serves as a multi-faith chaplain in local hospitals.

Posted in: April 2014: Education, Features
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Friends Association for Higher Education: Serving Mind and Spirit

In 1993 I had recently received tenure as an associate professor of English at a state university with an undergraduate [鈥

Barbara Dixson is a member of Stevens Point (Wis.) Meeting and teaches English and English teachers at University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.

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Preparing for Ministry in a Non鈥怌reedal Tradition

鈥淚n the beginning.鈥︹ Good creation stories affirm the origin of those who tell them and intrigue the imaginations of those [鈥

Jay Marshall, a member of New Castle (Ind.) First Friends Meeting, has served since 1998 as dean of Earlham School of Religion.

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The Peace Gathering: An Overview

From January 13 through 17, 2009, at Arch Street Meetinghouse in Philadelphia, nearly 400 people from 48 Christian denominations and [鈥

Daniel Coppock is a member of Eastern Hills Monthly Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. He currently lives in Philadelphia, where he is serving as an intern at Friends Journal. Therese Miller is a member of Lewisburg (Pa.) Meeting and served as director of the Peace Gathering.

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Hospitality in a Quaker Kitchen

The welcoming environment of a Quaker community created space for spiritual formation.

Julia McStravog is the program and research specialist with the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. She holds a bachelor鈥檚 degree and a master鈥檚 degree in theology, and will begin doctoral studies this year.

Posted in: Features, June/July 2016: Almost Quaker
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