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Slavery in the Quaker World

Christian slavery and White supremacy.

Katharine Gerbner is associate professor of history at the University of Minnesota. She grew up in Philadelphia, Pa., and graduated from Germantown Friends School. She currently attends Twin Cities Meeting in Saint Paul, Minn.

Posted in: Features, September 2019
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Challenging Conflicts in Our Meeting

A meeting looks for guidance on handling a disruptive member.

This article was written by four longtime members of a Midwestern monthly meeting. The authors have chosen not to identify themselves or their meeting in order to maintain confidentiality.

Editors’ Note: Friends Journal publishes anonymous articles only in rare cases. We have confirmed the basic outlines of this case.

Posted in: Conflict and Controversy, Features
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Envisioning Broader Quaker Membership

Jennifer Swann and Emily Provance share their stories and discuss the need for alternative models of membership.

Jennifer Swann and Emily Provance are members of the Alternate Pathways to Membership Working Group in New York Yearly Meeting under the care of the Ministry Coordinating Committee. Emily is a member of Fifteenth Street Meeting in Manhattan. Jennifer is in the process of moving her membership from South Berkshire Meeting in Great Barrington, Mass., to Fifteenth Street Meeting.

Posted in: June/July 2017: Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem, Online Features
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Quaker teachers, families, and students at the Ottawa School, Indian Territory, 1872. Courtesy of the Quaker Collection at Haverford College.

Quaker Indian Boarding Schools

Facing our history and ourselves.

Paula Palmer's Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples ministry is under the care of Boulder (Colo.) Meeting. She offers Toward Right Relationship workshops in churches, schools, and colleges. Her 60-minute slide presentation on the Quaker Indian boarding schools and additional resources are posted at boulderfriendsmeeting.org/ipc-right-relationship.

Posted in: Crossing Cultures, Features
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White Narcissism

Naming the present ghosts of slavery. Includes podcast and author chat video.

Ron McDonald is a pastoral counselor in private practice at Memphis (Tenn.) Meeting and with the Church Health Center, both in Memphis. He is an adjunct professor of pastoral care at Memphis Theological Seminary. He is also a folksinger, storyteller, and part of a contra-dance band named the EarthQuakers.

Posted in: Features, September 2014
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Stolen Trust: Theft at the Meetinghouse

How one meeting responded to embezzlement from within.

Larry Ingle, a member of Chattanooga (Tenn.) Meeting, has been active in it and Southern Appalachian Yearly Meeting and Association for many years. His latest book, tentatively titled Nixon’s First Cover-up: A Religious Biography of a Quaker President, will be published by the University of Missouri Press.

Posted in: Features, February 2014
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Changing the “Me” to “We”

Managing conflicts in the absence of shared beliefs.

Benjamin Lloyd is a professional actor and teaches theater at Penn State Brandywine campus. He founded White Pines Productions in 2009, "dedicated to creating a place where community members and artists come together to make new work in the performing arts." He is a member of Abington (Pa.) Meeting.

Posted in: April 2013: Conflict and Eldering, Features
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