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My Journey among Friends

I found the Religious Society of Friends when I was in middle school. An unpopular, misunderstood, “sensitive” child, I didn’t […]

Kevin-Douglas G. Olive is a member of Baltimore (Md.) Meeting-Homewood, and attends Seton Hill Worship Group in Baltimore. A French teacher, he is a member of Friends General Conference's Advancement and Outreach Committee.

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Monastic Longings: On Laziness, Discipline, and Devotion

“You would make a wonderful nun.” Katherine said this to me with a grin, and I acted insulted because I […]

Lisa Marie Rand, a member of Unami Meeting in Pennsburg, Pa., is a freelance editor and writer, and a proofreader for Friends Journal.

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Understanding Pacifism: Reconciling Religion with Philosophy

I have been brought up a Quaker, and pacifism is the harmony to which the melody of my meager 20 […]

Harriet Hart is a member of Settle Local Meeting in Craven and Keighley Area Meeting, Britain Yearly Meeting. A student of English and Philosophy at University of East Anglia, she is serving on the editorial board for the Quaker Youth Book Project of Quakers Uniting in Publications (QUIP).

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The Gift of the House of the Peaceable Kin‐dom

In my youth I was a comic book geek. Occasionally one might hear me cheekily go off about their ability […]

Tai Amri Spann-Wilson is studying for a Master of Divinity degree at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, Calif., where he attends Strawberry Creek Meeting.

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Young Families and Quakerism: Will the Center Hold?

Recently I was invited to help plan an adult religious education session at a meeting that expressed interest in revitalizing […]

Tom Hoopes is a member of Valley Meeting near Valley Forge, Pa. After ten years on the staff of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting as director of education, he begins teaching Quakerism and world religions at George School this fall.

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Kindling a Spark: Young Friends Voicing a Need for a Radical, Spiritual Quakerism

You know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep.… The night […]

Anna Obermayer is entering her senior year at Earlham College in Richmond, Ind. Anna likes to read and write queer theory and Christian theology, and is also interested in human rights law. She feels called to ministry through writing and maintains a Quaker theology blog "Raised In The Light,"

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Gaining a New Perspective

This past Christmas, my younger son, Matthew, traveled to Ecuador to enjoy visiting a Latin American country and to celebrate […]

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Keeping It Simple: A Memoir about Women and Development in Senegal

As usual, I was the first to arrive at headquarters that morning in Dakar. Familiar with the lateness that ticks […]

Amelia Duffy-Tumasz, a young adult Friend and a member of Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., spent the 2006-07 academic year in Senegal as a Fulbright Fellow. She is now pursuing a Master's in Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies at University of London.

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Quaker Camp: Mothers and Daughters Talk (#2)

Sarah (mother) I was not raised Quaker. It was my children’s spiritual education through Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s summer camping programs […]

Sarah Pleydell, the mother, a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.), is a writer, educator, and performer. A novel excerpt of hers will appear in the forthcoming Electric Grace: An Anthology of Washington Women Writers. Ellie Walton, the daughter, attends Friends House Meeting in London, England. She is a documentary filmmaker and community educator.

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Quaker Identity Crisis

As a child I was a constant attendee at annual Gatherings of Friends General Conference. I *have many fond memories […]

Liz Wine, a member of University Friends Meeting in Wichita, Kans., is a social worker in child welfare. She feels a calling to continue the dialogue among the Quaker branches.

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