Philip C. Scott in Friends Journal

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My Life as a Friend

A woodcarver leaves the Marines for a more peaceful life.

Philip C. Scott is a member of Valley Meeting in Wayne, Pa., and lives in Stowe, Vt., with his wife, Roberta. He is an outdoors person, but on rainy days he turns to art for entertainment. Woodcarving is his favorite form of intellectual play鈥攖hat is what Albert Einstein called art.

Posted in: Features, November 2014: Books and Writing
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Florence Scott Stickney Sawyer

Sawyer鈥擣lorence Scott Stickney Sawyer, 97, on February 24, 2018, peacefully, in her sleep, in Medford, N.J. Florence was born on [鈥

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Among Friends: The Virtue of Cooperation

Introduction to the issue.

Gabriel Ehri is the executive director of聽Friends Journal.聽

Posted in: Among Friends, October 2015: Faithful Living
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Naming Our Own Radical Faith

In the Gospel of Matthew, in the record of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus teaches his disciples, saying, 鈥淏lessed [鈥

Emma M. Churchman is a sojourning member at Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Pa.) and a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.). She was artist in residence at Pendle Hill Quaker center in Wallingford, Pa.

Posted in: Features
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Weathering the Windfall Winner Announced!

Congratulations to Friends at Barnegat (N.J.) Meeting for their winning submission in our Weathering the Windfall contest.

Posted in: Online Features
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FGC Gathering 2015 Plenary: Daryl Atkinson & Scott Holmes

Video recording from the 2015 FGC Gathering.

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Milestones May 2015

Births, deaths, and marriages among Friends.

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Reflections on the Events of September 11

I am grateful for the opportunity to speak with you at what is so clearly an urgent time. With your [鈥

Scott Simon, host of National Public Radio's Weekend Edition, is a former member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.), and of Northside Meeting in Chicago, Ill. He spent many hours covering the terrorist strike at the World Trade Center. This article is based on a talk given on September 25 in Washington, D.C, as the annual Parker Lecture sponsored by the United Church of Christ. Scott Simon's memoir Home and Away has recently been released in paperback. 漏2001 Scott Simon

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The Rebirthing of God: Christianity鈥檚 Struggle for New Beginnings

By John Philip Newell. SkyLight Paths Publishing, 2014. 135 pages. $19.99/hardcover; $9.99/eBook. In The Rebirthing of God, Celtic peacemaker John [鈥

Judith Favor, a lifelong contemplative, belongs to Claremont Meeting in Southern California. She savors memories of shared meals with John Philip Newell at a Spiritual Directors International conference, and worship in the courtyard of Casa del Sol at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico.

Posted in: January 2016 Books, January 2016: Quakers and the Political Process, Quaker Book Reviews
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Unlearning God: How Unbelieving Helped Me Believe

By Philip Gulley. Convergent Books, 2018. 224 pages. $22.99/hardcover; $11.99/eBook. The words 鈥渦nlearning鈥 and 鈥渦nbelieving鈥 make it plain that this [鈥

William Shetter is a member of Bloomington (Ind.) Meeting. Much of the conservative Baptist Church of his childhood years now seems a remote though still treasured world.

Posted in: Books That Have Changed Us, November 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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