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My Year of Living Eschatologically

Awareness of end times comes to a Friend diagnosed with a terminal illness.

Muriel (Mickey) Edgerton is a lifelong Friend, having grown up in the Midwest in Friends United Meeting pastoral worship. She is a graduate of Earlham School of Religion and has been a hospice chaplain for the past 25 years. A 60-year member of Gwynedd (Pa.) Meeting, she is a 15-year resident of Foulkeways at Gwynedd.

Posted in: Features, September 2019
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Selling Out to Niceness

The Religious Society of Friends’ witness is hidden when we elevate niceness over kindness.

Ann Jerome is a member of Orlando (Fla.) Meeting in Southeastern Yearly Meeting. She has twice helped to found worship groups where she lives in Deland, Fla. Recently she served for two years as a Friend in residence at Pendle Hill study center in Wallingford, Pa.

Posted in: Features, September 2019
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Aerial view of Carolina Friends School today. Photo courtesy of Carolina Friends School.

A Quaker School’s Response to Allegations of Sexual Abuse

Transparency and integrity are put to the test when a decades‐old scandal is revealed.

Erik Hanson is one of the news editors for Friends Journal, along with his wife, Windy Cooler. Erik has served as a friendly adult presence in Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Youth Program since 2005. He taught English and math at Friends Community School in College Park, Md., from 2006 to 2008.

Posted in: Features, September 2019
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Slavery in the Quaker World

Christian slavery and White supremacy.

Katharine Gerbner is associate professor of history at the University of Minnesota. She grew up in Philadelphia, Pa., and graduated from Germantown Friends School. She currently attends Twin Cities Meeting in Saint Paul, Minn.

Posted in: Features, September 2019
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Stripping Down Quakerism for the Internet

An origin story for QuakerSpeak.

Max L. Carter is a member of New Garden Meeting in Greensboro, N.C. In 2015, he retired from Guilford College as the William R. Rogers director of Friends Center and Quaker studies.

Posted in: Features, QuakerSpeak at Five
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Meeting for Viewing: How QuakerSpeak Deepens Our Spirituality

How QuakerSpeak deepens our spirituality.

Krista Barnard began worshiping with Friends 40 years ago. She is a member of San Francisco (Calif.) Meeting and clerk of its Welcoming Committee. In addition to hosting after-worship discussions, she leads women’s Bible study, practices qi gong, and volunteers as a docent at the zoo.

Posted in: Features, QuakerSpeak at Five
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The author in his 2016 QuakerSpeak Interview.

Muslim? Quaker? Speak!

Becoming a visible Friend through a QuakerSpeak appearance.

Naveed Moeed is a British Pakistani who, after living in Europe and the Middle East, has settled in North Carolina. A member of Chapel Hill (N.C.) Meeting, he also attends a local mosque and serves as meeting liaison to groups working against racism and Islamophobia. Professionally he has worked in IT, but is currently a budding actor and photographer.

Posted in: Features, QuakerSpeak at Five
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Six Seasons of QuakerSpeak

Our pick of noteworthy videos from each season.

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Sun Moon Farm in Rindge, N.H. Photos courtesy Sun Moon Farms.

The Ministry of Quaker Farmers

How can we support the work of our local organic and regenerative farmers?

Rachel Van Boven is a student at Earlham School of Religion. She has been a regular attender of Quaker meetings for eight years. Her home is Bellingham, Wash., 15 miles from the land her grandfather farmed.

Posted in: Features, June/July 2019: Food Choices
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Feeding Young Adults with a Taste of Abundance

Creating connections and building community through food.

Emily Provance, a member of Fifteenth Street Meeting in New York City, is called to a ministry of hearth building. She is an associate of Good News Associates, which supports non-institutional ministries.

NiaDwynwen Thomas, a member of Northampton (Mass.) Meeting, serves as New England Yearly Meeting's Quaker practice and leadership facilitator.

Posted in: Features, June/July 2019: Food Choices
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