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William Penn: A Life

By Andrew R. Murphy. Oxford University Press, 2018. 488 pages. $34.95/hardcover; $23.99/eBook. The name William Penn evokes an image of [鈥

Cameron McWhirter is a journalist and the author of聽Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America.聽He is a member of Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting and has served on the board of trustees of Friends Publishing Corporation, publisher of Friends Journal.

Posted in: March 2019 Books, Outside the Meetinghouse, Quaker Book Reviews
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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's theological works in modern English, published by Earlham School of Religion.

Posted in: Features
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Primitive Christianity Revived and Primitive Quakerism Revived

Primitive Christianity Revived. By William Penn, translated into modern English by Paul Buckley. Inner Light Books, 2018. 115 pages. $25/hardcover; [鈥

Max L. Carter is a retired educator, having served five different Quaker secondary schools and colleges in a 45-year career.

Posted in: Books That Have Changed Us, November 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Forum, January 2016

Letters from our readers.

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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.

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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.

Posted in: Features
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News: March 2015

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

Posted in: March 2015, News
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After a Quote by William Penn

FJ Poetry: 鈥淗ave you ever / met somebody / who carries silence / with them鈥︹

Maggie Hess lives in聽Bristol, Tenn.

Posted in: Outside the Meetinghouse, Poetry
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Intergenerational Learning in Friends Schools

Quakers believe in truth鈥恠eeking 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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