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Spirit?

Spirit seems to have assumed a major office among Friends.

Ann Birch is a member of El Paso (Texas) Meeting; she is an academic reference librarian, grandmother, and actor in local theater.


Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, Viewpoint
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Viewpoint: Influencing People Who Shape Public Policy

Tips to make sure one’s advocacy actually influences policymakers.

Barbara Hildt is a member of Amesbury (Mass.) Meeting who was elected five times to serve from 1983–1993 as Massachusetts state representative for First Essex District.


Posted in: February 2018, Viewpoint
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Life Saving Quaker Practice

It took a diagnosis of cancer for a Friend to take on daily worship.

Michael Bischoff lives in Minneapolis, Minn.


Posted in: Quaker Lifestyles, Viewpoint
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Viewpoint: Borderland

The edges of the sensed world. πŸ”’ Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this […]

John Pitts Corry lives in Albuquerque, N.M.


Posted in: Conflict and Controversy, Viewpoint
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Terrorism and Not Being Afraid

Letting go of our fears and finding genuine peace.

Robert Griswold lives in Denver, Colo.


Posted in: Quaker Libraries, Viewpoint
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The Tapestry of Meeting for Worship

Viewpoint: Uncovering a new dimension of meeting. πŸ”’ Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read […]

Thomas Sander lives in Lincoln, Mass.

 


Posted in: The Art of Dying, Viewpoint
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Love Cannot Be Overwhelmed

Viewpoint: Love cannot be overwhelmed. Love stays. πŸ”’ Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read […]

Michael Lane lives in Burlington, N.J.


Posted in: June/July 2017: Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem, Viewpoint
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Quakers, Restrooms, and the Learning Curve

Quakers tend to follow the leading to be in the world but not of it, although last summer gave us […]

Debby Churchman lives in Arlington, Va., and works for Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.).


Posted in: Quaker Summers, Viewpoint
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Silence in the Noise

The world is so noisy, especially now. We are surrounded by so much racket that it’s hard to discern how […]

Mary Braden lives in Baltimore, Md.


Posted in: February 2017, Viewpoint
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Who Is My Neighbor?

Can we reject unacceptable actions and still find ways to touch those neighbors in pain? πŸ”’ Friends Journal Member? Sign […]

Ellie Beach lives in Hiram, Ohio.


Posted in: January 2017: Quakers in the Workplace, Viewpoint
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