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Children and Death

Bringing Quaker spirituality to the bedside of those dying.

John Graham-Pole is a retired physician and graduate of London University. He has spent the last 30 years as a children’s oncologist and hospice director at the University of Florida, where he was a member of Gainesville (Fla.) Meeting. He has written three books and many essays and short stories.


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The author (center) with her sister Bonnie (left) and mother. Photo taken a few months before Bonnie's death. Photo courtesy of the author.

Weeping to Joy

God heals in unexpected ways.

Betsy Blake builds websites and communication strategies for companies and organizations trying to do good in the world. Her photojournalism work was recently featured on CNN and NBC news. Betsy lives in Greensboro, N.C., and is a member of First Friends Meeting. Learn more about Betsy at betsyblake.com.

 

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Consensus Decision Making in Eusocial Organisms

Learning disruption and resilience from ants and bees.

Barbara Dale graduated from Earlham College in Indiana with a major in biology in 2015. She participated in Quaker Voluntary Service in Philadelphia, Pa., from 2015 to 2016, and currently works in development for a Quaker values-based affordable housing organization. She lives cooperatively with seven humans in West Philadelphia.


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What We Cannot Do Alone

A new way of relating is breaking through our institutional numbness.

Noah Merrill is a member of Putney (Vt.) Meeting, which has care and oversight of his service in ministry. He serves as secretary of New England Yearly Meeting.


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Worshiping Online

An experiment with online programmed meeting for worship.

Rachel Guaraldi is an interfaith hospital chaplain, Quaker minister, and spiritual director. As a lifelong Quaker and member of Beacon Hill Meeting in Boston, Mass., Rachel has facilitated dialogue among Quaker, ecumenical, and interfaith communities for over a decade. To join and participate in the online programmed meeting for worship, please visit rachelguaraldi.com/pmfw.


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Finally Breaking Down the Hedge?

Have our Quaker institutions finally become obsolete?

Thomas D. Hamm is professor of history and director of Special Collections at Earlham College and a member of West Richmond (Ind.) Meeting in the New Association of Friends.


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Turning Somersaults in the Quaker Ecosystem

We have to find ways to build relationships and maintain our Quaker tradition. 🔒

Margaret Fraser has served as interim pastoral minister at West Richmond (Ind.) Meeting, executive secretary of Friends World Committee for Consultation Section of the Americas, and dean of Pendle Hill study center in Wallingford, Pa. She was presiding clerk of the New Association of Friends from 2013 to 2015.


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Counselor Orientation 鈥99

A tale of a Quaker summertime romance.

Pete Dybdahl lives on Long Island, N.Y., and attends Matinecock Meeting in Locust Valley, N.Y.


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The Shape We Take

Growing diverse leadership in Baltimore Yearly Meeting.

Dyresha Harris, outreach and inclusion coordinator for Baltimore Yearly Meeting and a director of Catoctin Quaker Camp, has engaged in diversity education for 15 years, conducting training throughout the mid-Atlantic. Dyresha earned her BA in sociology and political science at McGill University and her MA at the University of Pennsylvania.


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Traversing a State of Truth

Part two of “Ohio Yearly Meeting Gathering and Quaker Spring.”

John Andrew Gallery is a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., part of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. He is the author of Living in the Kingdom of God. For more information go to johnandrewgallery.com. Susan Smith is a member of Rockingham Meeting near Harrisonburg, Va., part of Ohio Yearly Meeting.


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