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Fellowship of Friends of African Descent and Hill House Friends Meeting. All photos courtesy of the author.

Breath of the Ancestors

The Fellowship of Friends of African Descent travels to Ghana’s Hill House Meeting.

Paul Ricketts is an avid reader, educator, and a member of Fort Wayne (Ind.) Meeting.


Posted in: Features, February 2018
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Quaker Bestsellers 2017

The top ten best‐selling books from the 2017 FGC Gathering.

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Mass Incarceration and #BlackLivesMatter

Quakers Connect as a Movement Builds

Madeline Schaefer worked as the Friends relations associate at American Friends Service Committee for two years from 2012 to 2014. She grew up attending Radnor (Pa.) Meeting outside of Philadelphia.


Posted in: December 2015: Economic Justice and Poverty, Features
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Discovering Fellowship among African American Friends

In 1992, shortly after I joined Sandy Spring (Md.) Meeting and officially became a Quaker, it was announced on public […]

Elmyra (Amhara) Powell is a member of Orange Grove (Calif.) Meeting and the only Quaker in her entire extended family. A retired trial attorney and former student of theology who was eventually drawn to the mystical aspects of Quakerism, she pursues a ministry of encouraging and supporting other Friends in their ministries and in their spiritual lives.


Posted in: Features
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