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Africa, Appalachia, and Arrest

The story of a leading.

Eileen Flanagan is a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., a teacher at Pendle Hill, and a leader of Earth Quaker Action Team. The author of The Wisdom to Know the Difference, she is currently working on a memoir tentatively titled Renewable. ©2013 Eileen Flanagan, used with permission.


Posted in: Features, June/July 2013: Quaker Testimonies
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Living in Right Relationship: How Does Spirit Call Us?

Wings of Joy Since I was a child, I have found immense and unending joy in this miraculous creation that […]

Hollister Knowlton, a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., is clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting’s Earthcare Working Group, a member of the Policy Committee of Friends Committee for National Legislation, and immediate past clerk of Quaker Earthcare Witness.


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Climate Change, Quakerism, and a Transformed Life

It was a blind date with a rising executive with General Motors that did it. It was the late 1980s […]

Hollister Knowlton, a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., is clerk of Quaker Earthcare Witness of the Americas and clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting’s Earthcare Working Group.


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Zeri: A Philosophy and Methodology to Reinvent the World

Many Friends have become increasingly concerned that our current economic system is not sustainable. Clearly, a perpetual growth economy is […]

Hollister Knowlton is a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting, active in Philadephia Yearly Meeting’s Earthcare Working Group and Friends Traveling for Peace, Justice, and an Earth Restored; a member of the Policy Committee of FCNL; and clerk of Quaker Earthcare Witness (formerly Friends Committee on Unity with Nature). She gave up her car and became a vegan in 1994 for environmental, social, and animal justice reasons and took early retirement at the end of 2003 to devote her life to furthering ecological sustainability and healing our human-Earth relationship.


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A Tribute to the Gathering — And to My Father

Nine years ago, my father and I drove from our home in Philadelphia to the 2000 Friends General Conference Gathering […]

Carl Sigmond, a member of Germantown Monthly Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., is a first-year student at Haverford College. This past summer he interned at Friends Journal. He can be reached through his website, http://​www​.carlsigmond​.com.


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Evergreen Worship Group circa 2006. Photo courtesy of the author.

Releasing One Another for Faithfulness

Exploring a vision for faithful communities.

Marcelle Martin, a member of Swarthmore (Pa.) Meeting, is the author of Our Life is Love: the Quaker Spiritual Journey. She leads workshops at retreat centers and Quaker meetings. Currently she is the core teacher for the Nurturing Worship, Faith & Faithfulness program at the Woolman Hill Quaker retreat center in Deerfield, Mass. Visit her website at awholeheart​.com.


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