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Moving toward Wholeness: Addressing Race among Friends

George Fox admonished Friends “to know one another in that which is eternal.” In building our communities and in providing […]

Patricia McBee is editor of Pastoral Care Newsletter and works among Friends on discerning and responding to the leadings of the Spirit. Vanessa Julye is the former clerk of Fellowship of Friends of African Descent and a member of the Friends General Conference Committee for Ministry on Racism. She has a minute of travel in the ministry recognizing her concern for helping the Religious Society of Friends become a more inclusive community for people of color. Both are members of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.


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Quaker Spiritual Disciplines for Hard Times

an the spiritual disciplines of early Friends help us through hard times in the 21st century? The very question of […]

Patricia McBee is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting. She is editor of Pastoral Care Newsletter and has recently edited a book, Grounded in God: Care and Nurture in Friends Meetings.


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Books March 2015

Book reviews

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Quaker Testimony in Green Building

In the late 1990’s the building that housed all the efforts and activities of the Friend’s Committee on National Legislation […]


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Quaker Testimony in Green Building

In the late 1990s, the building that housed Friends Committee on National Legislation was literally falling apart. “There were filing […]


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”What are Friends Called to Today?

Go deep. Go deep, dear Friends. Touch the bedrock. Find the Source from which springs your own true, deep calling. […]

Patricia McBee is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting who travels and teaches on Quaker spirituality and Quaker practice. Her current leading is to work for the greening of Friends Center in Philadelphia.


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The Sabbath Year at Central Philadelphia Meeting

“The Sabbath year has been unfolding so wonderfully.… I feel like we are growing and sprouting individually and as a […]

Patricia McBee is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting and served as co-clerk of its Sabbath Year coördinating committee. She carries a concern for deepening Friends spiritual roots in order to strengthen Friends activism.


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Winter in Fairbanks

The sun, high in the late afternoon sky, is warm on my bare arms this spring, 2001, day in Alaska. […]

Brad Sheeks returned to Philadelphia at the end of April 2001 after serving as Friend-in-residence with Chena Ridge Meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska, since the previous July. He works as a visiting RN for a local hospice service and is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, currently serving as clerk of its Membership Care Committee. He and his wife, Patricia McBee, have been leading couple enrichment workshops since 1975, most recently at Pendle Hill.


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News September 2014

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Workshop One

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