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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?”

Posted in: Features, Friends in Africa
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Staff Picks

A look at the formative books for staff members.

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Photo courtesy of Westtown School.

Quaker Institutional Identity

What makes an institution Quaker?

R. Melvin Keiser is professor emeritus of religious studies, Guilford College. He is the author of many essays in Quaker theology and post-critical philosophy, and of books on early Quaker Isaac Penington (with Rosemary Moore) and on the American theologians H. Richard Niebuhr and Stanley Romaine Hopper. He is a member of Swannanoa Valley Meeting in Black Mountain, N.C.

Posted in: April 2014: Education, Features
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How Quaker Are We? Reflections on the Character of George Fox University

September 9, 1891, marked the official opening of Pacific College in Newberg, Oregon—later to be renamed George Fox College and […]

Jamie R. Johnson, a member of Newberg (Oreg.) Friends Church, is director of the Friends Leadership Program at George Fox University in Newberg.

Posted in: Features
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A Call to Spiritual Discipline

I was 16 years old when I attended meeting for worship for the first time. Also present were a woman […]

John Calvi, member of Putney (Vt.) Meeting, is the convener of QUIT, the Quaker Initiative to End Torture. QUIT's second conference is June 1-3, 2007, at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C. See http://www.quit-torture-now.org.

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Tom and Anne Moore

I visited with the Moores in their compact apartment (which they share with Anne’s large loom!) at the Hickman, a […]

Kara Newell is a member of Reedwood Friends Church in Portland, Oregon.

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Reflections on My Creative Journey

Contemplating “Friends in the Arts” has drawn me into thinking about Quakers and creativity, and how this vital force has […]

Caroline Balderston Parry grew up in Goshen (Pa.) Meeting and is currently a member of Ottawa (Ont.) Meeting. Her website is http://www.openconcept.ca/caroline/ © 2002 Caroline Balderston Parry

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Realizing Wholeness: Reflections from a Gay Palestinian Quaker

Our souls are able to hold all the various parts of who we are.

Sa’ed Atshan is a visiting assistant professor of peace and conflict studies at Swarthmore College. He is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.

Posted in: Features, October 2015: Faithful Living
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100 Years of Quiet Tenacity

Friends of Fairhope, Alabama.

Laura Melvin is a member of Fairhope (Ala.) Meeting. She has published in various magazines and is the author of the book Public Secrets and Justice: A Journal of a Circuit Court Judge, which is available through QuakerBooks of FGC.

Posted in: Online Features, September 2017
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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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