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How Far Can We Take Thou Shalt Not Judge?

Can we examine our judgements and find reasons to understand?

Rebecca Payne is a member of Red Cedar Meeting in Lansing, Mich. She works for the State of Michigan. She is on the board of the Greater Lansing Peace Education Center and edits the Peace Notes newsletter.


Posted in: Online Features, September 2017
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A Quaker’s Quest in Poland

Poland wouldn’t have been my first choice as a tourist destination. I had too many troubling memories going back to […]

Lyndon S. Back is a member of Old Haverford Meeting in Havertown, Pa., and a member of Friends Historical Association. Her Pendle Hill Pamphlet Rebecca Janney Timbres Clark: Turned in the Hand of Godwas published in 2007. In 2008 she received grants from the Lyman Fund, the Pemberton Fund, and her monthly and quarterly meetings to spend a month in Poland, retracing the footsteps of Rebecca Janney Timbres Clark and visiting the sites of the Quaker Mission. This article is the story of her journey. Since her return from Poland, Lyn has continued to research the work of the Quaker Mission in Poland. She also teaches Oral Communication at Harcum College. When she is not preparing lesson plans or listening to student presentations, she is analyzing a collection of letters and reports recently uncovered in an archive in Warsaw, Poland. The documents date back to 1920 and 1921, when the Catholic Church raised serious allegations about the true purpose of the Quaker Mission in eastern Poland.


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Back to Basics

When I was a child my Quaker neighbor kept a large organic garden and several hen houses where he grew […]


Posted in: Features, February 2001
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The Fruit of Her Hands

My mother had intended to get rid of the old pillows. Taking them out her back door one summer day, […]

Rebecca A. Payne is a member of Red Cedar Meeting in Lansing, Michigan. She is a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service.


Posted in: Features, February 2001
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A Quaker Family in Afghanistan, 1949–51

In 1947 two young Quakers were looking for a way to make a practical contribution to world peace. Like many […]

Os Cresson is a member of Monteverde Meeting in Costa Rica and a sojourning member of Mount Holly (N.J.) Meeting. The letters are excerpts from the book, We Felt their Kindliness: An American Family’s Afghan Odyssey, 1949–1951, edited by Os Cresson, to be published by Emerald Pademelon Press, summer 2002, for the purpose of raising funds for American Friends Service Committee’s Afghan relief programs. See http://​www​.emeraldpademelon​.com. © 2002 Os Cresson


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Alan Scott Robinson

Robinson—Alan Scott Robinson, 67, on February 7, 2018, at Solace Hospice Care in Asheville, N.C., with his husband, David Russell […]


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Elwood A. Way

Way—Elwood A. Way, 98, peacefully, on December 31, 2016, in Foxdale Village in State College, Pa. Ellwood was born on […]

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Among Friends, May 2012

 Transforming Need into Opportunity As I write these words, spring in Philadelphia has cast off winter’s grey robe and bathes […]


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Little Girl, Wake Up

My granddaughter Abby sometimes likes me to tell her stories about Jesus. She is four, so I keep them simple […]

Rebecca Ankeny has worked as an English professor and administrator since 1986, and at George Fox University since 1988. In January 2012, she will become the General Superintendent of Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends. She and her husband Mark have two daughters and sons-in-law and three granddaughters. She is a member of Newberg (Oregon) Friends Church and her interests include music, soccer, reading, preaching, and writing.


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Ladybug

Beyond the forest, at the edge of the swamp, a little red-speckled ladybug crawled slowly up the stem of an […]

Rebecca M. Osborn is a member of Unami (Pa.) Meeting.


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