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Community Dinner at Brooklyn’s Quaker Diner

Three decades of monthly dinners have done more than just feed the hungry.

Carl Blumenthal is a member of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Meeting’s Community Dinner Committee. If your meeting would like information on how to set up a community dinner, contact Carl at [email protected].

Posted in: Life in the Meeting, September 2019
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The Role of Children’s Issues Books in Meeting Libraries

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Tom and Sandy Farley are members of Palo Alto (Calif.) Meeting, volunteer booksellers with EarthLight, and coauthors of the Earthcare for Children curriculum.

Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, Life in the Meeting
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Facing the Light

Emmanuel Levinas goes to Quaker meeting.

Austin Ricketts lives with his wonderful wife, Catherine, in St. Michaels, Md. He is an attender at Third Haven Meeting in Easton, Md. Recently, he served as a chaplain for Trinity Fellows Academy. He has degrees in biblical studies and religion, and is interested in pursuing spiritual direction as a vocation.

Posted in: January 2017: Quakers in the Workplace, Life in the Meeting
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Being Rufus Jones

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Daniel Lee is a member of Indianapolis First Friends Meeting. A longtime bike rider and writer, he credits cycling with helping to lead him to Indiana and then to Quakerism. Daniel lives with his wife and three children in Carmel, Ind.

Posted in: Life in the Meeting, May 2016: Gender and Sexuality
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Why Have a Peace and Social Concerns Committee?

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Eileen Flanagan is a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., and clerk of the board of Earth Quaker Action Team. Her latest book is Renewable: One Woman’s Search for Simplicity, Faithfulness, and Hope.

The copyright for this article belongs to Eileen Flanagan.

Posted in: January 2016: Quakers and the Political Process, Life in the Meeting
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Trenton Friends meetinghouse and burial ground in March 2011.

The Challenge of Celebrating Historical Wars

What does a Friends meeting do when their hometown celebrates war?

Sharon Ann Holt began attending Trenton (N.J.) Meeting upon moving to the city in 2012, having absorbed some Quaker spirit in her three years as director of the Sandy Spring Museum in Maryland. She teaches history and public history at Penn State Abington and enjoys using her professional abilities to serve the meeting.

Posted in: June/July 2015: Activists vs Mystics vs Pragmatists, Life in the Meeting
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Built on Faith

Friends in Monteverde, Costa Rica, build a new meetinghouse.

Kenna Creer Manos, a retired academic, is a member of Monteverde Meeting in Costa Rica, where she volunteers at Monteverde Friends School. The rest of the year, she lives in Nova Scotia and attends Halifax Meeting. Her poetry has appeared in many journals.

Posted in: Life in the Meeting, May 2014: Mental Health and Wellness
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The Monkey Who Went to Meeting

A story from a Friend in Costa Rica.

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The Mandala

Haddonfield Meeting in New Jersey recently hosted a group of seven Buddhist monks visiting from their monastery in the Karnataka […]

Edith Roberts, a member of Haddonfield (N.J.) Meeting, is a retired Camden City ESL teacher. In 2004, she and her husband traveled extensively, with India being one of the highlights. It is a source of delight to her that music and things of the spirit can unite us and need no translation. The monks will be returning to Haddonfield Meeting to make another mandala from June 25-30, 2013.

Posted in: June/July 2013: Quaker Testimonies, Life in the Meeting
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