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On Answering Terror: Responses to War and Peace after 9/11/01

Answering Terror is an anthology of articles and reflections, largely drawn from Friends Journal, that deal with Quaker reactions to […]

Walter Wink is a member of South Berkshire (Mass.) Meeting and professor emeritus of Biblical Interpretation at Auburn Theological Seminary.

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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 […]

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. ©2001 Scott Simon

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Reflections on the World Since 9/11

That morning I helped my youngest child get off to school. I straightened our now‐quiet kitchen, then sat at my […]

Helena Cobban is a member of Charlottesville (Va.) Meeting. She is a "Friend in Washington" with Friends Committee on National Legislation, and has recently written a book on U.S. foreign policy after George W. Bush's presidency, due out in early 2008. Details of her work are available at her blog http://www.justworldnews.org.

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Some Musings on Pacifism

The excellent contributions on the events of September 11 in the December Friends Journal prompt these musings on “pacifism,” a […]

Edward F. Snyder is executive secretary emeritus of FCNL, and represented FCNL from 1955 to 1990. He is a member of Acadia (Maine) Friends Meeting.

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Challenging Certainty

I believe that Friends are called to reflect anew on our relationship with animals. This concern dates back at least […]

Scott Simon hosts Weekend Edition-Saturday on National Public Radio. His most recent book is Pretty Birds, a novel set during the siege of Sarajevo. He is a former member of Northside Meeting in Chicago, Ill., and Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.). He now irregularly attends Friends meetings in New York City (Morningside, Fifteenth Street) and other places. He is the author of two recent Friends Journal articles: "Reflections on the Events of September 11" (Dec. 2001) and "To Friends Journal Readers: A Response" (May 2003). He has been asked to speak about some of his dissonant ideas at various Quaker schools and forums, and he is grateful for the warmth, courtesy, and fellowship with which he has been received.

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To Friends Journal Readers: A Response

I am grateful to have been able to follow the debate over my remarks that were printed in Friends Journal […]

Scott Simon, host of National Public Radio's Weekend Edition (Saturday), is a former member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and of Northside Meeting in Chicago, Ill. His latest book is Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball.

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Milestones August 2012

Campbell—Dorothy Emily Carnell Campbell, 96, on September 19, 2011, in Mount San Antonio Gardens Health Center, Pomona, Calif., with her daughter […]

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Let Us Be Peace

One needn’t have an appreciation of the esoteric or a feeling for energy fields to perceive the palpable present anguish […]

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Seeking Light in Dark Times

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, […]

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Scott Simon: A Friend Making Waves

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