FJ: How did you feel about the war effort? Were people at that time okay with it? Lee: Well, sure. Everyone then was gung-ho. My parents were gung-ho. FJ: How did you end up in the military? Were you drafted? Lee: Yes. FJ: Tell us what it was like for you when you heard about […]
Richard K. Lee and Sarah M. Lloyd in Friends Journal
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Susan Corson-Finnerty, publisher and executive editor of Friends Journal, is a member of Germantown Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa.
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A largely forgotten Quaker practice brings healing and wholeness once more.
Richard K. Lee and Sarah M. (Sally) Lloyd are members of Red Cedar Meeting in Lansing, Mich.
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By Sue Monk Kidd. Viking, 2014. 369 pages. $27.95/hardback; $17/paperback; $12.99/eBook. The novel The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd immerses the reader in two worlds: upper-class Charleston, S.C., and Quaker Philadelphia, Pa., in the first half of the nineteenth century. Kidd, a highly accomplished novelist, brings to life the experiences of both […]
Wesley Mason is a member of Claremont (Calif.) Meeting.
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Steelman–Lee Margaret Steelman, 91, on June 10, 2017, at home in San Clemente, Calif. Lee was born on November 10, 1925, in West Frankfort, Ill., to loving and musical parents Lee Margaret and Frank E. Trobaugh. She became an accomplished flutist, and after graduating from high school earned a bachelor’s from Curtis Institute of Music […]
Richards—Mercedes Tharam Richards, 60, on February 3, 2016, in Hershey, Pa. Mercedes was born on May 14, 1955, in Kingston, Jamaica, to Quaker parents Phyllis and Frank Davis. When she was a child, her family traveled widely. Multi-talented, she studied classical violin performance and music theory and had passed all but one of the examinations […]
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The righteous flourish like the palm tree, and grow like a cedar in Lebanon. They are planted in the house of the Lord; they flourish in the courts of our God. In old age they still produce fruit; they are always green and full of sap, showing that the Lord is upright; he is my […]
Elizabeth F. Meyer is a member of Sandy Spring (Md.) Meeting and has served as its clerk. She is part of the leadership of the Baltimore Yearly Meeting Spiritual Formation Program.
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Reviewed books: Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship, by Edward Hemingway; Good People Everywhere, by Lynea Gillen, illustrated by Kristina Swarner; Because Amelia Smiles, by David Ezra Stein; Wanakjiji: The Villagers, by Michael Resman, translated by Fred Senelwa and illustrated by Cyrus Ngatia Gathigo; The Sandal Artist, by Kathleen T. Pelley; The Forgiveness Garden, by […]
While Nixon occasionally mentioned his Quaker background, the exact nature of his faith remained obscure.
Larry Ingle is a member of Chattanooga (Tenn.) Meeting and professor emeritus at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. He is author of Quakers in Conflict: The Hicksite Reformation (1986), First Among Friends: George Fox and the Creation of Quakerism (1994), and a forthcoming study of Richard Nixon’s religion. An earlier version of this was published on our website in January 2013.
Posted in: June/July 2013: Quaker Testimonies, Witness
Letters from our readers. This month: more stories of Richard Nixon; responses from the humorous texting piece; Quaker interest in divestment from fossil fuels increases; Quakers and atonement; children and parents in meeting; and growing Quakerism.