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Singing “Lord of the Dance?”: Reflections on Anti‐ Semitism and Loving One Another

An old controversy among Friends resurfaced this summer on the online Quaker Outreach Forum on Yahoo Groups. One member posted […]

Steve Chase is a member of Putney (Vt.) Meeting and serves on Friends General Conference's national Quaker Quest Traveling Team.
Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta is a member of Vancouver (B.C.) Meeting and the Ahavat Olam synagogue. She is an associate member (for Israel/ Palestine concerns) of Canadian Friends Service Committee.
Janet Minshall is a member and former clerk of Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting and has served as co-editor of Friendly Woman magazine.
Free Polazzo is a member of Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting, has served as assistant and recording clerk for Southern Appalachian Yearly Meeting and Association, and is currently serving on its Faith and Practice Revision and Outreach committees. He was born in Naples, Italy before the end of World War II and was raised as a Jew.
Joy Weaver, who grew up Jewish, has been a member of the Religious Society of Friends since 1969. She is a member and co-clerk of Conscience Bay Meeting in St. James, N.Y. She is the former publisher of the Old Foundations newsletter.

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Annie, Pete & Peter

Pete Seeger and Friends

A musical Friend shares stories of the peace‐loving folksinger Pete Seeger, who passed away on January 27, 2014.

Peter Blood is a member of Mount Toby Meeting in Leverett, Mass. He is a music editor, song leader, and performer living in Amherst, Mass.

Posted in: March 2014: Funding Ministry, Online Features
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Milestones May 2013

Cayard—Leonora Balla Cayard, 88, on December 14, 2012, in Cranberry Township, Pa. Leonora was born on September 15, 1924, in […]

Death notices for Leonora Balla Cayard, Frank Lonstreth, Jeremy Hardin Mott, Ceal Phelan, Arnold Chase Satterthwait, and Daniel Test Young.

Posted in: May 2013: Focus on the Arts, Milestones
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Singing among FGC Friends

Quaker disciplines in the mid‐19th century criticized instrumental and choral music as frivolous, “worldly” recreation that led Friends away from […]

Peter Blood-Patterson teaches Bible and Quakerism at Westtown School. He and his wife Anne have traveled extensively in the ministry under a concern for the movement of the spirit through music under minutes from Middletown Meeting in Lima, Pennsylvania. © 2002 Peter Blood

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Firbank Fell’s Challenge for 21st Century Quakerism

Sunday, June 13, 1652, about 1,000 people gathered on an isolated hillside in rural northern England to listen to a […]

Peter Blood-Patterson is a member of Middletown Meeting in Lima, Pa. He is a nurse, family therapist, retreat leader, father, songleader, gatherer of wildflowers, and teacher of Quakerism. ©2002 Peter Blood-Patterson

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Visit to Vietnam

On December 11, 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. spoke these words: “Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and […]

Brynne Howard, a member of Des Moines Valley (Iowa) Meeting, is a freshman at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, where she is studying History and Political Science and attends Canon River Meeting.

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Facing Fears of Shared Accountability Among Friends Today

In June 2005, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting met in called session to consider its response to Earth‐wide challenges of climate change. […]

Peter Blood-Patterson is a member of Middletown Meeting in Lima, Pa.

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The Solace of History: Reflections on Quakers and the Environment

Sometimes I feel painfully out‐of‐step with the world around me. Perhaps I’d have fit in better in some other era, […]

Ellen M. Ross, president of the Friends Historical Association, is associate professor and chair of religion at Swarthmore College. She is a member of Swarthmore (Pa.) Meeting. Academic citations for this article can be found on the Friends Journal website.

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Rise Again Songbook: Words & Chords to Nearly 1200 Songs

Edited by Peter Blood and Annie Patterson. Hal‐Leonard, 2015. 300 pages. $22.50 (7x10) or $25 (9x12)/spiral bound. Discount for 15 […]

Patricia Morrison attends South Mountain Meeting in Ashland, Ore. A folk singer/songwriter helping create a farm sanctuary, she also works with artists, writers, musicians, and creative professionals to help them shine their light into the world with focus, funding, and fulfillment (innerfireouterlight.com).

Posted in: April 2016 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Spiritual Nurture / Quaker Training
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Power of Worship at the Trial of Peter Blood

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