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Student Voices Project 2020

For this year’s project, Quaker‐affiliated students tell stories about creating change in their local communities.

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God in the ATM

Grace extended in the most unlikely of places.

Kat Griffith is a writer, activist, and former teacher and homeschooler. She is a member of the Winnebago Worship Group in east-central Wisconsin. She wants you to know that the goddess of safety would have won out today: grace in the time of coronavirus will surely find vehicles other than unwrapped chocolate donuts!

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Two Meditations on the Intrusion of the Divine into My Daily Life

When the bounds of self, other, life, and death dissolve.

John Andrew Gallery is a member of Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Pa.), which meets at the historic Arch Street Meeting House. More information about John and his spiritual writing is available at johnandrewgallery.com.

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A Parallel Universe

Finding the place where deep hunger can be met by deep joy.

Jennifer Kavanagh is a speaker, teacher, and writer on the Spirit-led life and has published 11 books. This article is excerpted and adapted from The World Is Our Cloister. She is an associate tutor at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre and a member of Westminster Meeting in London, UK. Her website is jenniferkavanagh.co.uk.

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Channeling Agape for Those on Their Final Journey

The power of using our pain in service to others.

Diane D’Angelo is a hospice chaplain endorsed by Mountain View Meeting in Denver, Colo., where she is a grateful member. Contact: [email protected].

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Grounded in God

The fruits of spiritual surrender.

Michael Wajda has traveled widely among Friends. In 2018, his monthly meeting recognized his call “to strengthen our time-tested foundational posture of reliance on God’s Living Presence.” Michael is a member of Goshen (Pa.) Meeting, but he and his wife recently moved to Bennington, Vt. Contact: [email protected]

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(Two Poems for Saint Thérèse of Lisieux)

FJ Poetry: “Kitchen. I peel back belief like the rings of an onion, …”

Sarah Law lives in London, UK.

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So It Goes

FJ Poetry: “We advance in this life …”

Mary Timberlake lives in Princeton, N.J.

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Forum, May 2020

Letters from our readers.

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