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Sleeping with Margaret Fell: A Pilgrimage to 1652 Quaker Country

A pilgrimage to the “1652 Country” retraces the footsteps of early Quaker women.

Maggie O’Neill (formerly known as Peggy) is a longtime member of Richmond (Va.) Meeting and the mother of two sons, Coleman and Jonathan (Jon) Watts. She leads Sacred Circle Dances and workshops on the sacred feminine. Maggie and her husband, Al Watts, are founding members of Ashland Vineyards, a Quaker-based intentional community. She recently retired from teaching at Virginia Commonwealth University.


Posted in: December 2014, Features
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Margaret Fell

My abiding goal in these columns is to direct readers’ attention to important spiritual resources within the Quaker tradition. Margaret […]

Brian Drayton is a member of Weare (N.H.) Meeting.


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Mary Margaret Binford Bailey

Bailey—Mary Margaret Binford Bailey, 95, on May 7, 2016, at Foulkeways in Gwynedd, Pa., peacefully, surrounded by her children and […]

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Ford Maclaughlin Robbins

Robbins—Ford Maclaughlin Robbins, 72, on June 25, 2015, in Santa Fe, N.M. Ford was born on November 20, 1942, in […]


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Inspiration From Quaker Women of the Past

I have received much inspiration and encouragement from the stories of earlier Quaker women who were willing to take the […]

Marcelle Martin is a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. She leads retreats and workshops related to spiritual life and is completing a book telling the story of the communal shift of consciousness made by early Friends.


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Milestones December 2014

Births, deaths, and celebrations. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please […]

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Milestones December 2013

Benfey—Rachel Elizabeth Thomas Benfey, 86, peacefully, on September 22, 2013, at Friends Homes at Guilford in Greensboro, N.C. Rachel was […]

Births and obituaries.


Posted in: December 2013: Outside the Quaker Bubble, Milestones
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Margaret L. Fogg

Fogg—Margaret L. Fogg, 90, on January 7, 2017, in Tallahassee, Fla., after a brief illness. Margaret was born on November […]

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Enlarging Our Circle of Love

By Margaret Fisher. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (number 440), 2016. 32 pages. $7/pamphlet. A physician, organic gardener, and member of Baltimore […]

Carl Blumenthal is a member of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Meeting. He was a culture critic at the Brooklyn Daily Eagle for 20 years. Food was one of his beats.


Posted in: February 2017, February 2017 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Jan de Hartog: Activist and Storyteller

In 1963, tiny, unprogrammed Live Oak Meeting in Houston, Texas, started having its Sunday meetings for worship in Jeff Davis […]

Ann Walton Sieber is a journalist and a member of Live Oak Meeting in Houston, Tex. This is an abridgement of “Jan de Hartog: A Captain on the Ocean of Light and Love,” which appeared inThe Best of Friends, ed. Chuck Fager, vol. 1, 1998, pp. 24–50. The quoted material in this article comes from the author’s interviews with Jan and Marjorie de Hartog. An obituary for Jan de Hartog appeared in Friends Journal in August 2003.


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