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James Nayler: The Lessons of Discernment

Friends encounter James Nayler mostly as an object lesson. They tend to know that he was an important early leader, [鈥

Brian Drayton, an ecologist working in science education, is a member of Weare (N.H.) Meeting and a recorded minister.

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Valerie Bertinelli and James Claypoole鈥檚 Letter Book

Actress Valerie Bertinelli鈥檚 Quaker ancestry and a review of James Claypoole鈥檚 Letter Book ( FJ Nov. 15, 1967).

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The Ecology of Quaker Meeting

By James W. Hood. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (number 449), 2018. 32 pages. $7/pamphlet. James Hood, a member of Friendship Meeting [鈥

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James Turrell: Spirit and Light

Originally published in the March 1999 Friends Journal, this article is also included in the web edition of the February [鈥

Born in Jerusalem, May Mansoor Munn was once a member of Ramallah Meeting. She is now a member of Live Oak Meeting in Houston, Texas, as well as Fellowship of Quakers in the Arts.

Posted in: February 2014
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Beyond All Understanding

The nurses are all in Room 21, the room we use for the most serious cases鈥攖he cardiac arrests, heart attacks, [鈥

Brad Cotton, convenor of Circleville (Ohio) Worship Group, has worked for 32 years as a paramedic and emergency department RN and physician.

Posted in: Features
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Reflections on Selma: What Quakers Were Saying in 1965

Commentary about Selma from the Friends Journal archives

Gail Whiffen Coyle is associate editor of Friends Journal.

Posted in: From the Archives, Online Features
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There Is Hope

The search for a welcoming meeting

The mother of two great kids, Gabbreell James is a lifelong Quaker from Woodbury, N.J., and a member of Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. She serves on Friends General Conference鈥檚 Central Committee and Philadelphia Yearly Meeting鈥檚 Nominating Committee.

Posted in: Features, October 2014: Experience of Friends of Color
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Lucretia and James: Living in Perfect Love

Our heroes and heroines rarely emerge fully formed.

Pamela Haines is an active member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting. She works on leadership development and organizing for policy change among child-care workers, teaches peer counseling, leads family playgroups, and works on a variety of urban gardening ventures. She is passionate about quilting and mending of all kinds, and blogs at聽pamelascolumn.blogspot.com.

Posted in: Features, September 2013
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My Name Is Truth: The Life of Sojourner Truth

By Ann Turner, illustrated by James Ransome. HarperCollins, 2015. 40 pages. $17.99/hardcover. Recommended for ages 8 and up. It is [鈥

Alison James is a member of South Starksboro (Vt.) Meeting.

Posted in: Friends and Other Faiths: Friends and Other Faiths, May 2015 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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A Midlife Pilgrimage

A Midlife Pilgrimage

At the close of my student year at Pendle Hill outside of Philadelphia鈥攚hen I had the time and resources鈥擨 was sensitive [鈥

Dyck has had a long life as a Quaker including a student year at Pendle Hill and, later, as Dean. Following his student year he was led to go to Zimbabwe when it was still Rhodesia and to Cape Town when it was still a country of apartheid. He now lives with his wife Avis in Taos, New Mexico. He is a member of the Clearlight Worship Group.

Posted in: August 2012: Sustainable Travel, Features
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