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Quaker Family Values on Giving

Charity begins in the home. 🔒

Kathleen Costello Malin is a member of Smithfield (R.I.) Meeting and is active on a New England Yearly Meeting committee and her quarterly meeting as well. Kathleen works at a community foundation and presents frequently on philanthropy and technology. She has two millennial sons and a boomer husband. This article has been slightly corrected from the print edition.


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Giving from a Peaceful Place

Finding a balance in our work.

Lisa Smith runs a nonprofit in Washington state that serves seven counties. She brings 30 years of experience with legal, economic development, academic, environmental, tribal, and nonprofit partners. Her research has been published in Consumer Reports, Scholastic magazine, and the American Journal of Public Health. She attends Olympia (Wash.) Meeting.


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Why I Give

Giving is a response of gratefulness to God for life and its blessings.

Mike Moyer and his wife, Deb, have lived in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for 25 years where they attend College Avenue Friends Church. Mike recently retired from teaching at William Penn University. He has served on the board of trustees of the Pickett Endowment for Quaker Leadership since 1995 and as coordinator since 2007.


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The Companionship of Philanthropy and Spirituality

Philanthropy can be beneficial to both the giver and the receiver.

Jay Marshall is dean at Earlham School of Religion, a graduate school in Richmond, Indiana. He is a member of New Castle (Ind.) Meeting, which is a member of the New Association of Friends.


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Letting Our Light Shine

A how-to on outreach online.

Mackenzie Morgan is a software engineer and a member of Adelphi (Md.) Meeting. She is currently serving as clerk of the meeting鈥檚 Communications Subcommittee, and is a member of Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Advancement and Outreach Committee.


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7 Advices for Online Gospel Ministry

Bringing faithfulness and witness to communications on social media. 🔒

Kathleen Wooten (Fresh Pond Meeting in Cambridge, Mass.) carries a concern for how we are faithful in virtual and actual community, and lets her life speak, tweet, and post as faithfully as she is able. Her occasional blog can be found at quakerkathleen.wordpress.com. She also serves as events coordinator of New England Yearly Meeting.


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Walking Cheerfully Over the Web

Community management in the manner of Friends. 🔒

Isaac Smith is a member of Frederick Meeting in Frederick, Md., where he lives with his wife and son.


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Violent Video Games and Quaker Teens

How values are tested.

Greyson Acquaviva is a student at Howard Gardner School in Alexandria, Va. He likes playing basketball and soccer and is interested in filmmaking. He is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.).


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Organizing Young Adult Friends Online

How do we reach out to younger Friends struggling to find a local community?

Greg Woods is a lifelong Quaker whose leading is toward campus ministry. He is currently starting a network of Quaker campus ministries. A member of Columbia (Mo.) Meeting, he attends First Friends Meeting of Greensboro, N.C., with his wife, Jenn Bonsall, and their infant daughter, Margaret Rae Bonsall. He can be contacted at gregwoodsquaker@gmail.com.


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Behind the Scenes of QuakerSpeak

An interview with project director Jon Watts.

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