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Among Friends: Meaningful Values

Our introduction to the May issue, “What Are Quaker Values Anyway?”

Gail Whiffen is associate editor of Friends Journal.

Posted in: Among Friends, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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Selling Quakerism

The Mission–Market Tension Inherent in Quaker Values

Tom Hoopes is a member of Valley Meeting in Valley Forge, Pa., and an alternate clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. He works as the head of the religions department at George School, and serves as the clerk of the school committee of Plymouth Meeting Friends School.

Posted in: Features, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices

Edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale. Annick Press, 2014. 128 pages. $19.95/hardcover; $12.95/paperback (available in March). Recommended for teens and mature preteens. Dreaming in Indian offers young people a wide-ranging collection of piercingly authentic Native American voices, from artists and writers to scientists, chiefs, and elders on the experience of being Indian (NDN […]

Phila Hoopes is an eclectic Friend who attends Homewood and Patapsco Meetings in Maryland and pursues the experience of the Light in all faiths.

Posted in: December 2015 Books, December 2015: Economic Justice and Poverty, Quaker Book Reviews, Uncategorized
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Young Families and Quakerism: Will the Center Hold?

Recently I was invited to help plan an adult religious education session at a meeting that expressed interest in revitalizing itself to attract and engage young families. This meeting, like so many others, recognized that young families hold the key to the future vitality of the Religious Society of Friends. This meeting is noteworthy, however, […]

Tom Hoopes is a member of Valley Meeting near Valley Forge, Pa. After ten years on the staff of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting as director of education, he begins teaching Quakerism and world religions at George School this fall.

Posted in: Features
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Forum April 2013

Letters to FJ.

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Embracing Kindred Spirits in Friends Schools

Friends schools can be a Quaker pipeline for students and families.

Deborra Sines Pancoe and Elisabeth Torg serve at Friends Council on Education. As associate director, Deborra has over 30 years of Friends school experience and is a member of Abington (Pa.) Meeting. Elisabeth is director of development and communications, has ten years of Friends school experience, and is a kindred spirit.

Posted in: Features, June/July 2016: Almost Quaker
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Friends Journal Reviewer Survey

Our volunteer reviewers share some of their all-time favorite books for Quakers.

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Providing a Warm Welcome

My husband, Adam, and I were blessed to serve as co-directors of Powell House, New York Yearly Meeting’s retreat and conference center, for three and one-half years during the late ‘80s. We came there as a family with two young children (then two and five years old), eager to serve Friends—and eager to sustain Powell […]

Posted in: Features
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We Think He Might Be a Boy

Raising a transgender child.

Su Penn writes about the Tiny Tornado, homeschooling, adoption, Quakerism, and much more at tapeflags​.blogspot​.com.

Posted in: August 2013: Parenting, Features
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