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A Very Different War: The Story of an Evacuee Sent to the U.S. During World War II

It was only later that we realized how lucky we had been when we arrived in the United States to […]

Louise Milbourn, who lives in Cambridge, England, is a retired teacher of geography and geology. To inquire about the availability of Louise's full story, A Very Different War, in book form, e-mail Su Wood at [email protected]


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Opening to the Spirit in Creation

I see myself within the Quaker Universalist tradition, which affirms that there are many paths to Truth, and that no […]

Bill Cahalan is a member of Community Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. He leads retreats for Friends interested in beginning or deepening their practice of opening to the Spirit in Creation.


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Natural Quiet at Goose Creek

Some keep the Sabbath going to church; I keep it staying at home, With a bobolink for a chorister, And […]

Miriam Westervelt has clerked the Unity with Nature Committee at Goose Creek Monthly Meeting in Lincoln, Va. for many years. She is a multicultural environmental educator and recently published Il Giardino Delle Farfalle, a children's book about butterflies in Italian.


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Chloe Giles Wood

Wood—Chloe Giles Wood, 82, on March 14, 2016, in Talent, Ore. Chloe was born on June 8, 1933, in Las […]

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What Have We Done: The Moral Injury of Our Longest Wars

By David Wood. Little, Brown and Company, 2016. 291 pages. $28/hardcover; $14.99/eBook. “War is Hell.” —General William Tecumseh Sherman, 1879 […]

J.E. McNeil is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and, as an attorney, a longtime supporter of those who say no to war. She spent 11 years as the executive director of the Center on Conscience & War and longer as part of the GI Rights Hotline. She participated as a vetting attorney of military members testifying at the Winter Soldier event organized by Iraq Veterans Against the War in 2008.


Posted in: September 2017, September 2017 Books
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Milestones December 2012

Marriages, births and obituaries.

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To Live Deliberately

Henry David Thoreau explained his famous sojourn at Walden Pond with the words, “I went to the woods because I […]

Kirsten Backstrom is a member of Multnomah Meeting in Portland, Oreg. She is the author of a Pendle Hill Pamphlet, In Beauty: A Quaker Approach to End-of-Life Care.


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John H. Wood Jr.

Wood—John H. Wood Jr., 101, on April 1, 2016, at home in Pennswood Village in Newtown, Pa., surrounded by family. […]

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New Katsura Tree Continues Tradition at George School

A new tree at a Quaker school.

Gail Whiffen is associate editor of Friends Journal.


Posted in: Earthcare, June/July 2014: Concepts of God
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Musings on Aging and Death

A recent illness has forced me not to deny the facts of my apparent mortality any longer. Culturally, through a […]

Horatio C Wood IV, a retired physician specializing in psychiatry, is a member of Community Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. This is an abridgment of a paper that he presented at Haverford College on the occasion of his 50th reunion in 2000.


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