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We Are All Connected (Friends and God)

From “Friends and God,” personal reflections from a selection of Friends.

J.A. Kruger, Medford, N.J.

Posted in: June/July 2014: Concepts of God, Reflection, Unfeatured
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In the Light of Nontheistic Friendliness (Friends and God)

From “Friends and God,” personal reflections from a selection of Friends.

Scott MacLeod, Canyon, Calif.

Posted in: June/July 2014: Concepts of God, Reflection, Unfeatured
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The Oneness of Suffering (Friends and God)

From “Friends and God,” personal reflections from a selection of Friends.

Julie Hliboki, Atlanta, Ga.

Posted in: June/July 2014: Concepts of God, Reflection, Unfeatured
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Receiving My Measure of the Light (Friends and God)

From “Friends and God,” personal reflections from a selection of Friends.

Michael Austin Shell, Jacksonville, Fla.

Posted in: June/July 2014: Concepts of God, Reflection, Unfeatured
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From Signs to Waiting, I Endure

From “Friends and God,” personal reflections from a selection of Friends.

tonya thames taylor, Coatesville, Pa.

Posted in: June/July 2014: Concepts of God, Reflection, Unfeatured
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’Tis the Gift to be Simple

The testimony of simplicity goes deeper than song lyrics in a hymnal. I find simplicity to be the most challenging […]

John Lawson-Myers is a convinced Friend, feminist, LGBTQ equality advocate, and an alumnus of Wilmington College, where he studied social work and was a Quaker Leader Scholar Program (QLSP) participant. He currently resides in Dayton, Ohio, and attends a semi-programmed meeting.

Posted in: June/July 2013: Quaker Testimonies, Reflection
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Reimagining a Yearly Meeting

Indiana Yearly Meeting has recently split, and we’re in the early stages of setting up a new association of Friends. […]

Joshua Brown has worked for Friends in New England, New York, and Indiana. He currently serves as pastoral minister at West Richmond (Ind.) Meeting. A version of this article originally appeared on his blog arewefriends.wordpress.com.

Posted in: April 2013: Conflict and Eldering, Reflection
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A Holy Place

Many years ago, I found myself driving a long distance with a woman from my office. I didn’t know her […]

Debby Churchman is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington, where she serves as an administrative secretary and events manager. She is a retired journalist.

Posted in: February 2013, Reflection
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Why I Work for Social Justice and Healing

A reflection.

Lucy Duncan currently serves as the Friends Liaison for AFSC and edits Acting in Faith at www.afsc.org/friends.  She works with Quaker meetings on telling their stories of spiritual experience and is a member of Goshen Monthly Meeting of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. This piece was originally published in The Philadelphia School's newsletter, The TPS Progressive, where her son, Simon, attends.

Posted in: December 2012: Hospitality, Reflection
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The Safety of Silence

A reader sinks into the familiarity and safety of silence.

Lindsey Mead Russell is a mother, writer, and headhunter who lives in Cambridge, Mass., with her husband, daughter, and son. She graduated from Princeton with a degree in English and has an MBA from Harvard. Her writing has been anthologized and published in a variety of print and online sources and she writes daily at www.adesignsovast.com.

Posted in: November 2012: Quaker Books, Writing, and Poetry, Reflection
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