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Portrait of Anna T. Jeanes painted posthumously 
by Esther Heacock. Image courtesy of the Anna T. Jeanes Foundation.

The Legacy and Philanthropy of Anna Thomas Jeanes

Examining the life of a relatively unknown yet visionary nineteenth‐century Quaker philanthropist.

Kay Sackett Fitzgerald is a retired registered nurse and professor interested in history. She is a member of Buffalo (N.Y.) Meeting.

Eleanor Reinhardt is a retired registered nurse, educator, and an officer of the Anna T. Jeanes Foundation.

Posted in: Lives of Friends, Unnamed Quaker Creeds
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Sister Alegría and Sara Kettle, a British Friend and sojourner at Amigos del Senor in 2014.

Our Peace Testimony and Taxes

It takes a village to raise a child, and it takes a community to support a person of any age.

Sister Alegría lives in Amigas del Señor Monastery in one of the poorest parts of Honduras. Amigas spiritually share in a Covenant of Caring with Multnomah Meeting in Portland, Ore. She is coauthor of the book Giving Up Something Good for Something Better and may be contacted at [email protected].

Posted in: Humor in Religion, Lives of Friends
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The Value of Seminary

Lives of Friends: “But why go to seminary?”

Ashley M. Wilcox is a recorded minister and pastor of Church of Mary Magdalene. She is a member of Freedom Friends Church and a sojourning member of Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting. Her writing has been published in Friends Journal, Western Friend, and various Quaker anthologies, as well as on her website, ashleymwilcox.com.

Posted in: June/July 2017: Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem, Lives of Friends
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Darkness and Light

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Mary Jean Port is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee. Her chapbook of poems, The Truth About Water, was published in 2009 by Finishing Line Press. She lives in Minneapolis and teaches at the Loft Literary Center. She is a 20-year member of Minneapolis (Minn.) Meeting.

Posted in: Giving and Philanthropy, Lives of Friends
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Cheering, Leveling, Threshing: A Weekly Hour in the Light

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Helen S. Horn and her husband are members of Athens Meeting in Chauncey, Ohio. Her plenary talk at Lake Erie Yearly Meeting, “There is a Fountain: A Quaker Life in Process," was published as a Pendle Hill pamphlet. Friendly Woman and Friends Journal have published her poems. Before retirement, she was a community counselor.

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New Paths in Later Life

When I retired from being an attorney, I wanted to start a new life of service. I first became interested […]

S. Jean Smith is a member of Kaimosi Meeting. She is the founder of the Kuwesa Project, which is based in Kaimosi, Kenya, where she lives.

Posted in: April 2013: Conflict and Eldering, Lives of Friends
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Carolyn Miller: A Woman for All Seasons

Carolyn Miller is a tall, slim woman, with sparkly blue eyes, short silvery hair and a stately bearing. For more […]

Karen L. Cadbury is a consultant and writer who works with not-for-profit organizations. She is a member of Midcoast Meeting in Damariscotta, Maine, and co-clerk of the Midcoast Peace Center. Suzanne Hallett is an artist and designer who is co-clerk of Midcoast Meeting.

Posted in: February 2013, Lives of Friends
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