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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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Vegetarianism in Quaker History

Food ethics has long been an important part of the tradition of Friends.

John Sniegocki is a member of Community Friends Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he and his family serve as resident caretakers. John teaches religious ethics and directs the Peace and Justice Studies program at Xavier University.

This online version of the June-July 2019 print article includes citations and references.

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Butcher Hogs for Sale

A sign on the side of the road sparks a crisis of conscience.

Dayna Baily lives in southeastern Pennsylvania with her family, for whom plant-based cooking is both a delicious source of good nutrition and a private form of nonviolent protest against a cruel status quo. She worships at Penn Hill Meeting in Wakefield, Pa., and participates in Baltimore Yearly Meeting鈥檚 Right Relationship with Animals Working Group.

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A Vegan Offers Three Reasons for Hope

Plant鈥恇ased lifestyles are getting easier than ever.

A member of Herndon (Va.) Meeting, Margaret Fisher is clerk of Baltimore Yearly Meeting鈥檚 Working Group on Right Relationship with Animals. She enjoys photographing insects while on wildlife surveys and spends much of her free time working for a native plant campaign in northern Virginia.

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Letting the Higher Power Do It

An eating disorder makes food and fellowship difficult.

B is a Quaker who finds that the 12 Steps have enriched her spirituality. You can write to her at [email protected].

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How I Found God in Competitive Sports

How can we explore the edge of our abilities?

Jon Watts is a Quaker living in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pa. He enjoys volleyball, tennis, and trying to beat his own record for hiking the length of the Wissahickon Valley. When he鈥檚 not competing, Jon is interviewing Quakers for the QuakerSpeak project or composing Quaker-related music.

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The Hope for Collaboration over Competition

Quakers can be co鈥恈onspirators, participants, creators, shapers, imaginers, and dreamers.

Mark Pratt-Russum is a released minister at West Hills Friends Church in Portland, Ore. He is a father and husband and is seriously in love with photography.

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The Invisible Damage of Competition

Welcoming a new narrative in which we all are gifted.

Mary Jo Klingel has been a Friend for about 20 years and attends Charlotte (N.C.) Meeting. She is the new clerk of Quaker Earthcare Witness. She is sustained by her leading to dig deeper, understand more clearly, and be led by the Light.

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Fox News: George Fox Speaking

Our favorite news anchor goes on location with Will 鈥淭he Quill鈥 Penn and an assortment of dubiously fact鈥恈hecked historical figures.

Donald W. McCormick ([email protected]) is a member of Grass Valley Meeting in Nevada City, Calif. A professor for 28 years, he taught management; leadership; and occasionally, psychology of religion. His current interests include the study of mysticism and evidence-based methods for teaching mindfulness. Currently, he develops mindfulness teacher training programs for Unified Mindfulness.

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Laughing for the Wary

Humor can help build religious community but it can also hurt and cause division.

Howard R. Macy is retired from teaching at George Fox University in Newberg, Ore. He continues to write and serve in public ministry. Two of his books treat humor and religion: Laughing Pilgrims: Humor and the Spiritual Journey聽and Discovering Humor in the Bible: An Explorer's Guide.

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