Quantcast

Archive | Features RSS feed for this section

gunton

The Value of Loss

Is it enough to simply don a cloak of wholesome ideals?

Emily Weyrauch is currently serving as a Quaker Voluntary Service Fellow in Atlanta, Ga., at Georgia WAND, an environmental justice nonprofit. She attends Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting. Emily enjoys cooking with her housemates, making art, telling stories, and spending time outside with birds and plants.


Posted in: Features, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
Continue Reading · Comments { 1 }
hoopes

Selling Quakerism

The Mission–Market Tension Inherent in Quaker Values

Tom Hoopes is a member of Valley Meeting in Valley Forge, Pa., and an alternate clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. He works as the head of the religions department at George School, and serves as the clerk of the school committee of Plymouth Meeting Friends School.


Posted in: Features, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
Continue Reading · Comments { 1 }
sanaker

The Quaker Value of Testing

Losing and then rediscovering Quaker values and community.

Asha Sanaker is a writer and political journalist, regularly featured by the online outlet Countable. She grew up as a member of Adelphi (Md.) Meeting outside of Washington, D.C. and now attends Ithaca (N.Y.) Meeting with her two daughters, Hazel and Ruby.


Posted in: Features, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
Continue Reading · Comments { 4 }
bijlefeld1

Nurturing Growth and Healing through Stories

Relearning how to tell and to listen to stories.

Astuti Bijlefeld finds that her roles of mother, grandmother, chaplain, and gardener complement and shape each other. She is a member of Central Finger Lakes Meeting in Geneva, N.Y.


Posted in: Features, Healing
Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }
schoder-ehri

Balancing Acts

Healing is a verb: a slowing, flowing movement toward balance.

Ruthe Schoder-Ehri, a member of Homer (Alaska) Meeting, resides in the high desert of southeastern Arizona, close to Mexico. She is an artist, a homeopath with concern for individual and global health, a joyful grandmother, and an active volunteer for treesisters​.org.


Posted in: Features, Healing
Continue Reading · Comments { 7 }
lee-lloyd

Meeting for Worship for Healing

A largely forgotten Quaker practice brings healing and wholeness once more.

Richard K. Lee and Sarah M. (Sally) Lloyd are members of Red Cedar Meeting in Lansing, Mich.


Posted in: Features, Healing
Continue Reading · Comments { 3 }
edminster

The Cost of a Healing Gift

The discovery of a gift for healing is only the first step in a process of learning and discipline.

John Jeremiah Edminster, a mid-life convert to Christian faith and unprogrammed Quakerism, is currently studying toward an MDiv degree at Earlham School of Religion in Richmond, Ind., where he lives with his wife, Elizabeth. They are members of Clear Creek Meeting in Richmond. He has two adult children.


Posted in: Features, Healing
Continue Reading · Comments { 3 }
jordan1

A Network of Love

An Indiana witness in Palestine, remembered. 🔒

Lois Jordan is a lifelong Quaker who grew up in Rich Square Meeting in Indiana and graduated from Earlham College. When Rich Square closed, she and her husband, Carl (now deceased), became members of New Castle (Ind.) Meeting. She presently resides at Friends Fellowship Community in Richmond, Ind., and is a member of West Richmond Meeting in Richmond, Ind. She is the author of Ramallah Teacher: The Life of Mildred White, Quaker Missionary, now out of print.


Posted in: Features, Quakers and the Holy Land
Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }
rea1

What Once Was Can Be Again

Working on a shared vision of equality and a just peace between Palestinians and Israelis.

Sandy Rea is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting. He has lived for three separate years in the Middle East and visited a number of other times. He serves as clerk of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Middle East Collaborative.


Posted in: Features, Quakers and the Holy Land
Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }
mustafa1

Palestine and Israel

A decolonial framework for justice and peace.

Tabitha Mustafa is a name without a title. Sandra Tamari is a Palestinian American Quaker living in St. Louis, Mo. She is the director of strategic partnerships for the Adalah Justice Project, a Palestinian human rights organization.


Posted in: Features, Quakers and the Holy Land
Continue Reading · Comments { 21 }