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Where We Are Changed

If ever the world needed the authentic, life‐giving challenge that animated our spiritual ancestors, it needs it now. 🔒 Friends […]

Noah Baker Merrill seeks to be faithful in the living Quaker tradition of gospel ministry— the practical spiritual work of encouraging faithfulness and awakening hearts. Putney (Vt.) Meeting has released him for service encouraging the future of Friends. Noah is an associate with Good News Associates and a founding board member of Quaker Voluntary Service. In 2009, Utne Reader magazine recognized him as one of “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.”


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Those Other Branch Quakers

Those Other Branch Quakers

“Be careful of those ‘other branch’ Quakers.” These words were spoken to me at a recent Wednesday evening Bible study by […]


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Friends, Homosexuality and the Bible: An Interview with Doug Bennett

Douglas C. Bennett is President Emeritus of Earlham College and a member of First Friends in Richmond, Indiana.


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Homosexuality: A Plea to Read the Bible Together

Homosexuality is the issue that most threatens to create new schisms in the world of Quakers. Yet it could be […]

Douglas C. Bennett is President Emeritus of Earlham College and a member of First Friends in Richmond, Indiana.


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On Love

The Greek language has three words for the one English word “love.” I do not read Greek, and although I […]

John Andrew Gallery is a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. He is the author of the Pendle Hill Pamphlet Reflections from a Prayer Vigil for Peace, and of The Planning of Center City Philadelphia: From William Penn to the Present (2007).


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Truth As a Moving Target On A Local Train

On a hot summer morning in July 1979, I was riding a local train from Geneva to Basel. Families, individuals, […]

Richard Macy Kelly has served as a YMCA professional, Executive Director of the Maryland Council of Churches, and Director of hiv/aids services for the City of Baltimore in the Health Department. He is the author of Thomas Kelly, A Biography, and edited The Eternal Promise, the posthumous work by his father Thomas Kelly. His most recent publication is the Pendle Hill Pamphlet, Three Ravens and Two Widows. He now lives in Maine where he is a member of Vassalboro Meeting.


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Faith of the Magi

Often overlooked in its importance, God’s revelation of Christ’s birth to the Magi is a significant theological event that provides […]

Byron Anderson is a lawyer in Washington, D.C. While attending seminary, Byron became interested in first-century Middle Eastern religion and culture. This interest led to his writing the novel, Quest for Light—Adventure of the Magi (2010).


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Called

And the word of the Lord was rare in those days; there was no frequent vision. —1 Samuel 3:1 “You […]

Marcelle Martin is a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. She leads retreats and workshops related to spiritual life, and is completing a book telling the story of the communal shift of consciousness made by early Friends.


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Writing Midrash at Pendle Hill

It was a workshop at Pendle Hill that led me to discover more of myself and of the Bible through […]

Ron Pudlo, a member of New Garden Meeting in Greensboro, N.C., is a practicing pediatrician who writes for pleasure and spiritual practice. The stories in this article are part of a book of contemporary midrashim he hopes to publish someday.


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The Immorality of Patriotism

Our country is the world, our countrymen are all mankind. We love the land of our nativity only as we […]

Tony White, an attender at Pennsdale (Pa.) Meeting, teaches Philosophy at Pennsylvania College of Technology and Misericordia University.


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