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Milestones February 2016

Births, marriages, and deaths. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please […]

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The Last Few Miles

A daughter cares for an aging mother.

Writer Caroline Mather Brown, a birthright Episcopalian, attends Montclair (N.J.) Meeting.


Posted in: Features, October 2013: On Aging
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The Peaceable Kingdom 2.0: Young Adults and Quakerism’s Future

In this post‐Christendom, post‐9/11 country, there is a growing inter‐faith youth movement, thanks in part to the ability of new […]

Stephen Willis Dotson is a member of Goose Creek (Va.) Meeting who carries a concern for the future of Friends. This concern manifests in a desire to nurture rising generations, to facilitate Quaker engagement with ecumenical and inter-religious work, and to help the unique gifts of Quakerism reach those who are seeking them through both traditional and emerging technologies. He is a Board member for Friends Journal.


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Resurrection for the Second Half of Life

There is a time in our lives when the future holds so much promise and mystery that the thought of […]

Tim Schultz is pastor of Aurora (Ohio) Mennonite Church.


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Living Near the End of Life: Queries for the Elderly

Crosslands is one of a number of Quaker retirement communities in the Philadelphia area. In existence for over 30 years, […]

Brigitte Alexander was first exposed to Quakerism in Berlin (Germany) Meeting in the 1930s. She has been a member of Pittsburgh (Pa.) Meeting since 1968, and she worships with a small group at Parkersville (Pa.) Meeting and at Crosslands Worship Group. Trained as a city planner, she worked in Boston. After a hiatus while raising children, she managed a small foundation in children's mental health in Pittsburgh.


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Sitting Closer to the Front

I remember vividly the year I moved from my home near Cincinnati, Ohio, to New Jersey to start my career […]

Peter Lang is a member of Chatham-Summit (N.J.) Meeting. This article first appeared in the March 2009 issue of Spark, the New York Yearly Meeting newsletter, and is reprinted with permission.


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The Blossom of a Life Well Lived

We began talking about the possibility of doing a special issue on aging and life’s end a couple of years […]


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An Opportunity to Laugh with Sarah

The righteous flourish like the palm tree, and grow like a cedar in Lebanon. They are planted in the house […]

Elizabeth F. Meyer is a member of Sandy Spring (Md.) Meeting and has served as its clerk. She is part of the leadership of the Baltimore Yearly Meeting Spiritual Formation Program.


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What Is Retirement For?

For a while during the summer of 2003, I was aware of an unanswered question waiting to be asked. As […]

Richard Eastman, a member of Yellow Springs (Ohio) Meeting, has retired from the position of Greene County Engineer.


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The Move to Happy Valley

We’re too young, but let’s look at some Quaker retirement communities anyway and put our names down—it may take ten […]

Renee Crauder, a member of State College (Pa.) Meeting, lived and worked with her husband, Bob Crauder, in Burma, Lebanon, Syria, Bangladesh, and other Third World countries for 14 years. She now has a ministry of retreats and workshops on prayer, discernment, spirituality, and faithfulness, and she offers one-on-one spiritual direction. Her last article for Friends Journal, "What is Spirituality?" appeared in October 1999.


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