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Books November 2013

Books reviewed: Gathered: Contemporary Quaker Poets (ed. by Nick McRae); Powerful Beyond Measure: The Legacy of Quaker Leadership in the […]

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Review: The Dance Between Hope and Fear

By John Calvi. True Quaker Press, 2013. 222 pages. $14.95/paperback, available from Quakerbooks of FGC and Amazon​.com. Reviewed by Eileen Flanagan In […]

Eileen Flanagan is a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., and a teacher in the Pendle Hill resident program. She is the author of The Wisdom to Know the Difference and a forthcoming memoir about her midlife calling to environmental activism.

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Torture and the War System

Thanks for John Calvi’s Viewpoint “A Perfect Spiritual Work” (FJ Aug.). I was inspired and stimulated by his discussion of […]

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Unobstructed Love

The problem with unobstructed love is that it’s rarely understood. Maybe that’s because it does not appear like any other […]

John Calvi, a member of Putney (Vt.) Meeting, convened the Quaker Initiative to End Torture (QUIT). He has been working with torture survivors since 1982 as a healer and massage therapist. See http://www.johncalvi.com.

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A Call to Spiritual Discipline

I was 16 years old when I attended meeting for worship for the first time. Also present were a woman […]

John Calvi, member of Putney (Vt.) Meeting, is the convener of QUIT, the Quaker Initiative to End Torture. QUIT's second conference is June 1-3, 2007, at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C. See http://www.quit-torture-now.org.

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Quakers, Sexuality, and Spirituality

Talking about sex in any context, even a Quaker one, can be dangerous because we don’t all use the same […]

John Calvi, a member of Putney (Vt.) Meeting, has worked with trauma survivors for 22 years. His book on healing from trauma, The Dance between Hope and Fear: The Soft Touch Journals, will be available later this year.

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Personality and Place: The Life and Times of Pendle Hill

By Douglas Gwyn. Plain Press, 2014. 512 pages. $20/paperback; $15/eBook. Querencia (from the Spanish verb “querer”) is a metaphysical […]

Valerie Brown is a member of Solebury Meeting in New Hope, Pa., and a long-time Pendle Hill teacher and retreat leader. She is principal of Lead Smart Coaching, LLC (leadsmartcoaching.com), specializing in leadership and mindfulness training.

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Quaker Works October 2018

A semiannual feature to connect Friends Journal readers to the good works of Quaker organizations.

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The Secret of Torture

The spiritual consequences of secrets are sudden potholes in integrity, surprises, and struggles to keep a secret hidden rather than […]

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Having a Gift

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