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Releasing Friends

Two Friends make the case for a crowdfunding resource website that would benefit those in ministry.

Vonn New is an independent Drupal developer and site builder. She carries a travel minute from Bulls Head-Oswego Meeting endorsed by its quarterly and yearly meetings. She is a percussionist and composer and finds improvised music her deepest form of prayer. Contact her at [email protected].

Viv Hawkins practices and teaches about faithfulness, and is working with Vonn New on the Releasing Ministry website (releasingministry.org) to crowdfund ministry. She carries a minute of religious service from Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting endorsed by its quarterly and yearly meetings. Viv loves Lola Georg and serves with the Shalom Center. Contact her at [email protected].

 

Posted in: Features, March 2014: Funding Ministry
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Author Viv Hawkins reads “Questions of the Grail”

Finding the right questions for a spiritual accountability peer group.

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The Mystic Soul of a More Whole Religious Society

How to move beyond denial and defensiveness when talking about race.

Since 2014 through Undoing Racism Group, an unofficial group of Friends seeking to co-create Beloved Community, Viv Hawkins has learned much about racism; she has much yet to learn and do. A member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, she embraces a ministry to foster faithfulness and Lola Georg, her life partner.

Posted in: Online Features, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
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Finding a Quaker Charism at the Wild Goose Festival

A progressive Christian festival reveals Friends’ gifts to the wider world.

Viv Hawkins practices and teaches about faithfulness, and is working with Vonn New on a project to crowd-fund ministry. She carries a minute of religious service from Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting endorsed by its quarterly and yearly meetings. Viv loves Lola Georg and serves with the Shalom Center. Contact her at [email protected].

Posted in: December 2013: Outside the Quaker Bubble, Features
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Questions of the Grail

Finding the right questions for a spiritual accountability peer group.

Viv Hawkins co-founded Releasing Ministry Alliance and studies, practices, and teaches about spiritual accountability. She invites folks to releasingministry.org and the Facebook group Friends Spiritual Accountability. She loves Lola Georg, her partner, and carries a ministry to foster faithfulness with a minute from Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, endorsed by Philadelphia Quarterly and Yearly Meetings.

Posted in: Features, Spiritual Nurture / Quaker Training
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Forum, March 2019

Letters from our readers

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News: May 2015

News from Quakerbooks, Releasing Ministry Alliance, the Quaker Bridge Film Festival, and Guilford College.

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Money as a Mutual Blessing

Moving from anxiety and greed to milk and honey.

Lola Georg attends Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. She is a licensed professional counselor in private practice. Previously, she had an extensive career in financial management for nonprofits, including Quaker organizations. She conducts workshops about the spirituality of money (spiritualityofmoney.com). She loves Viv Hawkins, and they live in Philadelphia.

Posted in: Features, Meetings and Money
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The Dwelling Place Within

While traveling to unusual worship places, a Friend discovers the sacred dwelling space within.

Lola Georg is a member of Media (Pa.) Meeting. Currently, she is a licensed professional counselor in private practice. Previously, she had an extensive career in financial management for nonprofit organizations, including Quaker organizations. She loves Viv Hawkins, and they live in Philadelphia, Pa.

Posted in: August 2016: Quaker Spaces, Features
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Forum November 2014

Letters from our readers.

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