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An Invitation to See Deeply
Introduction to our September issue.
I don’t think there’s a particular kind of Quaker artist. I have encountered some artists whose practice and work are…
The Absence of Art or the Art of Absence?
Is it even possible, in this era, to be Quakers if our minds are filled with alluring images?
The Art of Quaker Quilts
The world is hard on all quilts, but it is especially hard on quilts like the ones that have been…
We Are Never Alone
About seven years ago I attended a Baltimore Yearly Meeting spiritual formation retreat where quite suddenly I realized that my…
Looking In, Hearing Out
I view each painting as a window formed from the gestural strokes embodied in the practice of deepening awareness amidst…
The Leading of Hope
“Truth seems really important to you.” These words, spoken by my graduate school professor, have stuck with me.
Art Is Praying with My Whole Body
My journeys as a lifelong Quaker, artist, and gender-diverse person are inextricably linked.
From the Editor's Desk
Writing Opp: Quaker Arts
We’re looking for submissions for our September 2022 issue. Entries due June 20, 2022.
When I ask myself, ‘What is devotion?’I find that my answers are all verbs: to kneel and kiss the ground, and then rise…
Life in the Meeting
Greetings from Meeting House Road
A Quaker Welcomes Accidental Tourists in Sandy Spring, Md.
James Lehman Jr.
Mary Lou Goertzen
Goertzen—Mary Lou Goertzen, 91, Oct. 20, 2020, at home in “the blue schoolhouse” in Deadwood, Ore. She was buried next…
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