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Quakers on the Arts, 1658–1995

All ye poets, jesters, rhymers, makers of verses and ballads, who bend your wits to please novelties, light minds, who […]

Excerpted from Beyond Uneasy Tolerance: The Saga of Quakers and the Arts in 100 Quotations, compiled and chronologically arranged by Esther Greenleaf Mürer (Fellowship of Quakers in the Arts, 2000).


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Reflections on the Life and Art of Asa Watkins

Asa Watkins died in June 2001 at age 84. After reflecting for some time on the news of his passing, […]

Manuel Macarrulla, a painter, worked for 11 years with mentally ill homeless in Manhattan, doing art therapy and other activities. A native of the Dominican Republic, he lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with his wife and two young children. ©2002 Manuel Macarrulla


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Music and the Spirit of Creativity

My musical saga began at the age of ten. I had heard and was moved by music all my life, […]

Jim Dragoni, a member of Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., is a guitarist, composer, and multimedia producer. He has written film music, electronic music, guitar music, and poetry. His work can be found at http://​www​.emusictime​.com. © 2002 Jim Dragoni


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A Celebration of Life and Death

Nothing heals grief but grieving, a truth that is illustrated in Cathy Weber’s Grief Series, 20 paintings that she began […]

Robert C. Murphy, a retired psychiatrist living in Sheridan, Wyoming, is a member of Wyoming Friends Meeting. © 2002 Robert C. Murphy


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Jack’s Last Day

The morning before Jack died I drew the death card and knew without question its symbolic as well as literal […]

A former member of Miami (Fla.) Meeting, Pansy Bradshaw is an author, nanny, queer activist, hospice chaplain, and preacher and director of ecumenical religious education at St. James Episcopal Church in Dillon, Montana.


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Reflections on My Creative Journey

Contemplating “Friends in the Arts” has drawn me into thinking about Quakers and creativity, and how this vital force has […]

Caroline Balderston Parry grew up in Goshen (Pa.) Meeting and is currently a member of Ottawa (Ont.) Meeting. Her website is http://​www​.openconcept​.ca/​c​a​r​o​l​i​ne/ © 2002 Caroline Balderston Parry


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Light Made Tangible

Friends often seem to me not only puritanically suspicious of beauty, unless it occurs in nature—trees, landscapes, sunrises—but actually disapproving […]

Phyllis Hoge is a member of Albuquerque (N. Mex.) Meeting and a former member of Honolulu Meeting, where she taught for 20 years at University of Hawaii. Her most recent book is Letters from Jian Hui and Other Poems. © 2002 Phyllis Hoge Thompson


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Ladybug

Beyond the forest, at the edge of the swamp, a little red-speckled ladybug crawled slowly up the stem of an […]

Rebecca M. Osborn is a member of Unami (Pa.) Meeting.


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Spiritual Evaluation of Movies

“Movies are one of the bad habits that have corrupted our century. They have slipped into the American mind more […]

Jim Morrissey is a member of Reading (Pa.) Meeting.


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