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A Vegan Offers Three Reasons for Hope

Plant鈥恇ased lifestyles are getting easier than ever.

A member of Herndon (Va.) Meeting, Margaret Fisher is clerk of Baltimore Yearly Meeting鈥檚 Working Group on Right Relationship with Animals. She enjoys photographing insects while on wildlife surveys and spends much of her free time working for a native plant campaign in northern Virginia.

Posted in: Features, June/July 2019: Food Choices
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The Prayer Game

Created by Jennifer Kavanagh, designed by Brian Homer. Self鈥恜ublished, 2018. Deck of 55 cards. 拢13.30/deck sent to North America (about [鈥

Karie Firoozmand, David Macfarlane, Jane Parker, and Linda Parsley are joyful participants in the Spiritual Formation Program in Baltimore Yearly Meeting. The junior young Friends of Stony Run Meeting in Baltimore, Md., participated in this review, as did First-day school teachers Rebecca Snyder and Tracey Deemer.

Posted in: April 2019 Books, Humor in Religion, Quaker Book Reviews
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Unite the Right 2 counter-demonstrators at Freedom Plaza on E at 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C., on August 12. 2018. 漏 Elvert Barnes / flickr.com

Holding Unite the Right to the Light

Holding a public meeting for worship in a maelstrom of political anger.

Debby Churchman is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and served as its administrative secretary at the time of this event.

Posted in: Features, Outside the Meetinghouse
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Alan Price. Photo courtesy of Earlham College.

News, September 2018

Alan Price resigns as Earlham College President; Baltimore Yearly Meeting approves minute on transgender rights

Posted in: News, September 2018
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Interview with Friends Journal鈥檚 Book Review Editor 

An interview with our Books editor Karie Firoozmand.

Karie Firoozmand is the book review editor and a member of Baltimore Monthly Meeting, Stony Run. She has two sons and lives with her husband near Baltimore. Karie鈥檚 interests include dance, exercise, history, literature, and travel. She speaks Farsi and has traveled to Iran. Karie joined Friends Journal聽as the book review editor in June 2011. To contact Karie about becoming a reviewer, email [email protected].

This interview is an extended version of the one that appeared in the print magazine.

Posted in: Interviews, Quaker Libraries
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Careen Marie Rizzo Mayer

Mayer鈥擟areen Marie Rizzo Mayer, 77, on February 27, 2017, at her home in Annapolis, Md., of natural causes. Careen was [鈥

Posted in: Conscience, Milestones
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The Shape We Take

Growing diverse leadership in Baltimore Yearly Meeting.

Dyresha Harris, outreach and inclusion coordinator for Baltimore Yearly Meeting and a director of Catoctin Quaker Camp, has engaged in diversity education for 15 years, conducting training throughout the mid-Atlantic. Dyresha earned her BA in sociology and political science at McGill University and her MA at the University of Pennsylvania.

Posted in: Features, Quaker Summers
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Love Story

A meeting finds a loving way to include a member with hearing impairment.

Maryhelen Snyder is a lifelong Friend, a poet, a therapist, and a previous contributor to Friends Journal. Her books include No Hole in the Flame, Sun in an Empty Room, and Never the Loss of Wings. She belongs to Langley Hill Meeting in McLean, Va.

Posted in: Disability and Inclusion, Features
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Holy Just As I Am

Traveling with infertility.

Suzanne W. Cole is a loud and often overly sassy Quaker who does not attend meeting often enough. They are usually found in conjunction with South Central Yearly Meeting events or near the dessert table. Suzanne will eventually graduate from Earlham School of Religion with an MDiv.

Posted in: Features, September 2015: Reproduction and Family Planning
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One Friend鈥檚 Experience of Clearness Regarding Childbearing

Childrearing as a calling.

Stan Becker is a member of Homewood Meeting in Baltimore, Md. He has worked as a demographer for 40 years and has traveled among Friends in Baltimore Yearly Meeting and beyond under the concern about rapid population growth. 聽He has served on the board of the American Friends Service Committee, the steering committee of Friends Committee on Unity with Nature (now Quaker Earthcare Witness), and the general committee of FCNL. He lives with his wife, Fannie, in Baltimore.

Posted in: September 2015: Reproduction and Family Planning
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