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The Kyrie family at Maquoketa Caves State Park, Iowa. Photos courtesy of the author.

Growing Up Quaker

Quaker camps, international peace work, and climates strikes makes up the life of a young Friend.

Finn Kyrie lives with her family in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin, where she is homeschooled. She attends Madison (Wis.) Meeting.

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James, William, and Ellie Bradley looking out over Lake George in New York, summer 2014. Photos courtesy of the author.

I Am a Quaker

Young Friends and religious identity.

Melinda Wenner Bradley is a member of West Chester (Pa.) Meeting and serves as the youth religious life coordinator for Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. She is a co-founder of the Quaker Religious Education Collaborative (QREC), and the director of communications and training for Faith & Play Stories.

William Bradley is an attender at West Chester (Pa.) Meeting and a seventh grade student at Westtown School. James Bradley is a member of West Chester (Pa.) Meeting and a tenth grade student at Westtown School. Ellie Bradley is a member of West Chester (Pa.) Meeting and a first-year student at Barnard College.

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Greta Thunberg and Kallan Benson at Amnesty International鈥檚 Ambassador of Conscience Award, Washington, D.C., September 2019. Photo 漏 Jim Ross.

Giving Up Childhood to Avert Climate Catastrophe

Quaker activists are involved in the youth鈥恖ed Climate Strike movement from D.C. to London.

Jim Ross jumped back into creative pursuits after retiring in 2015. He鈥檚 since published in over 100 journals and anthologies in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Jim and his wife鈥攑arents of two health professionals, grandparents of five preschoolers鈥攁ttend Sandy Spring (Md.) Meeting.

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Let Your Life Speak

A crossword puzzle for Friends of all ages to enjoy!

Laura Taylor Kinnel, who was once a young Friend, is a member of Newtown (Pa.) Meeting.

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Addicted to Fast Money

Considering a twenty鈥恌irst鈥恈entury Quaker perspective on gambling.

Rita Willett is a retired physician who now serves as a prison chaplain. She is a member of Richmond (Va.) Meeting, a graduate of Earlham School of Religion, and a former participant and teacher in the Spiritual Nurturer Program of School of the Spirit Ministry.

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Gambling: A Violation of the Quaker Testimonies

A violation of the Quaker testimonies?

Michael Song is a senior at Friends Academy in Locust Valley, N.Y. He is interested in Quaker values and always strives to apply them in his life.

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To Gamble, for Better or for Worse

How do we discern when a gamble is rightly ordered?

Pamela Haines, a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, carries a long-standing concern to invite Quakers into conversation around economics. Her most recent book, Money and Soul, is an expansion of a Pendle Hill pamphlet by the same name.

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Friends leaving Lumakanda Friends Church after the morning church service. Photo courtesy of David Zarembka.

Life at Lumakanda Friends Church

An American Friend looks at the strong community at his Kenyan church.

David Zarembka is a Quaker peace activist in Eastern Africa. Since 2007, he has lived in Lumakanda, a small town in western Kenya, with his Kenyan wife, Gladys Kamonya. David writes a weekly blog, Reports from Kenya, on current happenings in East Africa. To sign up, contact him at [email protected]

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Hill House 85-year-old pavilion, recently renovated.  Photos courtesy of Hill House Meeting.

Silent Journeys of Quakers from Hill House

An unprogrammed meeting in the West African nation of Ghana.

Kumah Drah loves nature and is attempting to set up a permaculture center to promote sustainable living. He is a member of Hill House Meeting in Accra, Ghana, and loves to join other meetings for worship when he travels.

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Peace monitors with Thabo Makgoba (on right), the Anglican archbishop of Cape Town. Photos courtesy of the authors.

Leadings of the Spirit

American and South African activists bring election monitoring to Cape Town suburbs.

A member of Cape Eastern Meeting in South Africa, Rommel Roberts has been an activist in various human rights, development, and nonviolent election campaigns. Through his work with Bishop Tutu, he traveled internationally among Friends and others to develop anti-apartheid support. He is the author of Seeds of Peace.

Robin Roberts, originally from California, is involved with rural and township development work, focused especially on Black youth and women. She and Rommel have fostered two girls for the past seven years. She is an internationally known artist.

Lark Worth of Kendal Meeting in Kennett Square, Pa., met Rommel in 1987 when he toured Philadelphia-area meetings and Quaker schools with the challenging question: 鈥淗ow do we love in the face of fear and hate?鈥

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