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The Tapestry of Meeting for Worship

Viewpoint: Uncovering a new dimension of meeting.

Thomas Sander lives in聽Lincoln, Mass.


Posted in: The Art of Dying, Viewpoint
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I Beg Your Forgiveness

About two weeks ago I was at Indiana Yearly Meeting, where the main speaker was Jan Wood, who is well [鈥

Eden Grace is a member of Beacon Hill Meeting, New England Yearly Meeting. Since 2004 she has been serving as the Field Officer in the Friends United Meeting Africa Ministries Office in Kisumu, Kenya. She has a Masters of Divinity from Episcopal Divinity School and is active with the World Council of Churches. She and her husband Jim have two teenage sons.

Posted in: Features
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News, February 2019

British Friends and Palestine announcment; new directors at Quaker Voluntary Service and Belize Friends Ministries.

Posted in: February 2019, News
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Forum October 2016

Letters from readers.

Posted in: Uncategorized
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Nurturing Growth and Healing through Stories

Relearning how to tell and to listen to stories.

Astuti Bijlefeld finds that her roles of mother, grandmother, chaplain, and gardener complement and shape each other. She is a member of Central Finger Lakes Meeting in Geneva, N.Y.

Posted in: Features, Healing
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Milestones February 2013

Births Heiland鈥擫aura Kelley Heiland was born to Julie Heiland and Martin Kelley on January 22, 2012, at 8:15 p.m, in Elmer, [鈥

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Milestones November 2012

Cargill鈥擠aisy Cargill, 99, on November 4, 2011, in Portland, Oreg., following a stroke. Daisy was born on February 18, 1912, [鈥

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Meeting at the Center

We are all part of the same Quaker family. We are called to love one another, and to be reconciled [鈥

Bruce Birchard is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting. He recently retired after 19 years of service as General Secretary of Friends General Conference. He has been encouraged to develop the entirety of "Meeting at the Center" into a Pendle Hill pamphlet.聽This is an excerpt from "Meeting at the Center: Living Love and Reconciling One to Another," Bruce Birchard's plenary address at the 2011 Friends General Conference Gathering of Friends held in Iowa.

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A Quaker Speaks from the Black Experience

The history, role, and involvement of African Americans in the Religious Society of Friends have been subjects of long鈥恠tanding interest [鈥

James Fletcher is a member of College Station Worship Sharing Group in Houston, Tex. He is treasurer for American Friends Service Committee, and has served extensively with AFSC, Friends World Committee for Consultation, and other Friends organizations in work in the Republic of South Africa. He is co-founder of the Fellowship of Friends of African Descent (FFAD), and co-author of two books, A Quaker Speaks From the Black Experience: The Life and Collected Works of Barrington Dunbar and Friends Face the World. This essay was adapted from a speech to FFAD in April 2006.

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Milestones December 2014

Births, deaths, and celebrations.

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