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Forgiveness: An Amish Lesson for the Rest of Us?

The Amish belief in forgiveness serves as a peaceful method for effecting successful negotiations and mediations. It serves the purpose […]

Jonathan Kooker works in New York and Pennsylvania as an Attorney for the Law offices of Perry Novotny, a firm based in Tel Aviv, Israel. He is a 2008 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and be currently advises clients in the areas of labor, employment, and corporate law as they relate to U. S. immigration. He also handles appeals for the firm and is committed to the furtherance of alternative dispute resolution practice in the litigation system. He is a member of the East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church in Lancaster, Pa., and is currently working to establish a Mennonite Lawyers Association.

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April Milestones 2012

Anthony—James W. Anthony, 73, on July 15, 2009, in Sudbury, Mass. Jim was born on June 17, 1936, in Columbus, […]

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Robert Purvis: Friend of the Friends

Across the road from Byberry Meeting in the 19th century, on the northeast edge of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, stood Harmony […]

Margaret Hope Bacon, a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, is a lecturer and author of 13 books on various aspects of Quaker history and biography, and vice president of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society. She is writing a book on Robert Purvis. © 2002 Margaret Hope Bacon

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Milestones May 2013

Cayard—Leonora Balla Cayard, 88, on December 14, 2012, in Cranberry Township, Pa. Leonora was born on September 15, 1924, in […]

Death notices for Leonora Balla Cayard, Frank Lonstreth, Jeremy Hardin Mott, Ceal Phelan, Arnold Chase Satterthwait, and Daniel Test Young.

Posted in: May 2013: Focus on the Arts, Milestones
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From the Archives: Book Reviews of Young Adult Friends’ Picks

Out of the 14 books (and 1 blog) recommended by young adult Friends in the November 2013 issue, 5 titles […]

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Peace monitors with Thabo Makgoba (on right), the Anglican archbishop of Cape Town. Photos courtesy of the authors.

Leadings of the Spirit

American and South African activists bring election monitoring to Cape Town suburbs.

A member of Cape Eastern Meeting in South Africa, Rommel Roberts has been an activist in various human rights, development, and nonviolent election campaigns. Through his work with Bishop Tutu, he traveled internationally among Friends and others to develop anti-apartheid support. He is the author of Seeds of Peace.

Robin Roberts, originally from California, is involved with rural and township development work, focused especially on Black youth and women. She and Rommel have fostered two girls for the past seven years. She is an internationally known artist.

Lark Worth of Kendal Meeting in Kennett Square, Pa., met Rommel in 1987 when he toured Philadelphia-area meetings and Quaker schools with the challenging question: “How do we love in the face of fear and hate?”

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Young Adult Friends’ Picks

A selection of the responses from our survey asking young adult Friends (ages 18–35) to share their reading recommendations on […]

Starred items denote a title that Friends Journal has reviewed in the past.

Posted in: Book Club, November 2013: Books and Writing
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Books September 2014

Book reviews.

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Quaker Peacemaking Put to the Test

Many of us seem to absorb the Quaker culture of peacemaking without any specific training. Nor have many of us […]

Robert G. Neuhauser, a member of Lancaster (Pa.) Meeting, is a retired electronic engineer.

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Organizing Young Adult Friends Online

How do we reach out to younger Friends struggling to find a local community?

Greg Woods is a lifelong Quaker whose leading is toward campus ministry. He is currently starting a network of Quaker campus ministries. A member of Columbia (Mo.) Meeting, he attends First Friends Meeting of Greensboro, N.C., with his wife, Jenn Bonsall, and their infant daughter, Margaret Rae Bonsall. He can be contacted at [email protected].

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