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Time to Lay Down William Penn鈥檚 Sword

The story of William Penn and his sword is deeply embedded in Quaker mythology; so deeply, it seems, that it [鈥

Paul Buckley is a Quaker theologian and historian living in Richmond, Ind., where he attends Clear Creek Meeting. His most recent book is Twenty-First Century Penn, a collection of five of William Penn鈥檚 theological works in modern English, published by Earlham School of Religion.


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Forum, January 2016

Letters from our readers. 馃敀 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please [鈥

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Friends Select students stand with "William Penn."

News November 2014

325 years of Quakereducation, Australian Quaker biographies, Palestine recognition, and appointments. 馃敀 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an [鈥

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Lancaster (Pa.) Meeting鈥檚 Public Apology to Native Americans

The year 2010 marked the 300th anniversary of the first permanent European settlement in what was to become Lancaster County, [鈥

Thomas Gates is a member of Lancaster (Pa.) Meeting, where he is active on the Peace and Social Concerns Committee.


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News: March 2015

Quaker house on Capitol Hill at risk; Quaker student leaders gather; Quaker-founded peace awards project honors students; Friends school to [鈥


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Intergenerational Learning in Friends Schools

Quakers believe in truth-seeking as a process of continuing revelation, seeing life as a journey of learning from one鈥檚 experiences [鈥

Sarah Sweeney-Denham, a member of Germantown Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., is associate director for programs and publications for Friends Council on Education. This article is adapted from one published in the Fall 2001 issue of Chronicles of Quaker Education.


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Books: Young Friends Book Shelf

Oh No, George By Chris Haughton. Candlewick Press, 2012. 32 pages. $15.99/hardcover. Recommended for ages 2 and up Reviewed by [鈥

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William Penn Lecture speaker Mary Craudereuff (center) with panelists Barry Scott (left) and Becca Bubb (right) after the lecture.

News: May 2016

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Beyond Goodness Sex

A response to Friends school educator Al Vernacchio鈥檚 book. 馃敀 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? [鈥

Su Penn ([email protected]鈥媠upenn.鈥媍om) previously spoke to Quakers about sex in a 2014 FGC Gathering plenary. Like Walt Whitman, she believes that nothing is profane which can be spoken of with love in the presence of God. Invite her to visit your meeting; you will probably like her and learn something.

 

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The Quaker Value of Testing

Losing and then rediscovering Quaker values and community.

Asha Sanaker is a writer and political journalist, regularly featured by the online outlet Countable. She grew up as a member of Adelphi (Md.) Meeting outside of Washington, D.C. and now attends Ithaca (N.Y.) Meeting with her two daughters, Hazel and Ruby.


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