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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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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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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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On Prayer for Others and Ourselves

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We Are Pilgrims on a Journey

A faithful response to climate change.

Jay O'Hara is a member of Sandwich (Mass.) Meeting, and a co-founder of the Climate Disobedience Center, climatedisobedience.org. The NEYM Prophetic Climate Action Working Group consists of Alice Grendon, Brian Drayton, Dunan Herman-Parks, Jay O'Hara, John Humphries, Katherine Fisher, Louis Cox, Meg Klepack, Minga Claggett-Borne, Peter Blood-Patterson, Ruah Swennerfeldt, and Wendy Schlotterbeck.

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Quaker Works April 2016

Recent work by Quaker organizations.

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