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Male, Female, or Whole?

Is there a Quaker testimony that incorporates the ideal of becoming whole?

A member of Redwood Forest Meeting in Santa Rosa, Calif., Elizabeth Boardman has written a number of articles and books about Quaker faith and practice. Her latest, a thoughtful and sexy book with chapters on androgyny and leadings, is called Barbara and Elizabeth: Late Life Lovers.

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Guilford College responds to Westboro Baptist protest

  When three members of Westboro Baptist Church—a church in Topeka, Kans., known for its harsh anti‐LGBTQ beliefs—came to protest […]

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New York Yearly Meeting adopts yearly meeting membership

  New York Yearly Meeting (NYYM) approved “at large membership” (membership through the yearly meeting instead of through a local […]

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Pacific Yearly Meeting joins Friends General Conference

In October, Pacific Yearly Meeting’s request to join Friends General Conference (FGC) was accepted by the FGC Executive Committee. “We […]

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FWCC secretary to lead world ecumenical organization

  Gretchen Castle was named the next chair of the Conference of Secretaries of Christian World Communions at its meeting […]

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Christian-Slavery

Christian Slavery: Conversion and Race in the Protestant Atlantic World

By Katharine Gerbner. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018. 296 pages. $39.95/hardcover or eBook; $24.95/paperback.

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.

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Quakers Reading Mystics

By Michael Birkel. Brill, 2018. 124 pages. $81/paperback or eBook; $30/article. Simultaneously published as issue 1.2 (2018) of Quaker Studies.

Brian Drayton worships with Souhegan Meeting in Wilton, N.H., allowed by Weare (N.H.) Meeting.

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The-Windings-Path

The Winding Path of Transformation: Finding Yourself Between Glory and Humility

By Jeffrey Tacklind. InterVarsity Press, 2019. 192 pages. $17/paperback; $16.99/eBook.

Ken Jacobsen and his wife, Katharine, until her death in 2017, served as teachers and co-directors in various Quaker communities such as Olney Friends School and Pendle Hill. Ken has taught theology and healing at Chicago Theological Seminary and has led retreats on Jesus’s teachings. He keeps his home in Wisconsin as a poustinia, a prayer house for travelers.

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From What Is to What If: Unleashing the Power of Imagination to Create the Future We Want

By Rob Hopkins. Chelsea Green Publishing, 2019. 240 pages. $24.95/hardcover or eBook.

Ruah Swennerfelt is a member of Middlebury (Vt.) Meeting, where she serves on the Earthcare Committee. She is on the Steering Committee of Transition Town Charlotte in Vermont and serves on the Transition U.S. conference planning team.

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