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Strained, Breathless, and Hurried: Learning from the Life of Thomas R. Kelly

The breakneck pace of our over鈥恠cheduled lives often serves as an obstacle to the cultivation of spiritual wisdom. For some, [鈥

Chad Thralls is currently a visiting professor of Christian Spirituality at Fordham University's Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education. A Presbyterian with a soft spot for Quaker authors Rufus Jones, Thomas Kelly, and Douglas Steere, he was awarded a Gest Fellowship from Haverford Library Special Collections to conduct research on Thomas Kelly. He can be reached at [email protected] yahoo.com.

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Thomas Kelly

Thomas Kelly is the first of four activist Friends that I intend to write about in this column over the [鈥

Brian Drayton is a member of Weare (N.H.) Meeting.

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Mercedes Tharam Richards

Richards鈥擬ercedes Tharam Richards, 60, on February 3, 2016, in Hershey, Pa. Mercedes was born on May 14, 1955, in Kingston, [鈥

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East Whittier Friends Church in the 1920's.

Richard Nixon鈥檚 First Cover鈥怳p

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聽Quakers in Conflict: The Hicksite Reformation聽(1986),聽First Among Friends: George Fox and the Creation of Quakerism聽(1994), and a forthcoming study of Richard Nixon鈥檚 religion. An earlier version of this was published on our website in January 2013.

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Forum November 2013

Letters from our readers. This month: more stories of Richard Nixon; responses from the humorous texting piece; Quaker interest in [鈥

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Truth As a Moving Target On A Local Train

On a hot summer morning in July 1979, I was riding a local train from Geneva to Basel. Families, individuals, [鈥

Richard Macy Kelly has served as a YMCA professional, Executive Director of the Maryland Council of Churches, and Director of hiv/aids services for the City of Baltimore in the Health Department. He is the author of Thomas Kelly, A Biography, and edited The Eternal Promise, the posthumous work by his father Thomas Kelly. His most recent publication is the Pendle Hill Pamphlet, Three Ravens and Two Widows. He now lives in Maine where he is a member of Vassalboro Meeting.

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Milestones March 2013

Marriage Harris and Smith鈥擩ennifer Chapin鈥怱mith (a member of Maryland鈥檚 Adelphi Meeting, nee Jennifer Chapin Harris) and Alexi Chapin鈥怱mith (nee Alexi [鈥

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Meeting for Business for Community

In psychotherapy there is a technique we call 鈥減aradoxical intervention.鈥 It鈥檚 what we do when we tell a two鈥恲ear鈥恛ld who [鈥

Ron McDonald, a member of Memphis (Tenn.) Meeting, is a pastoral counselor, folksinger, and storyteller. His book, The Spirituality of Community Life: When We Come 'Round Right, is expected to appear in March 2006.

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