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My Favorite Non鈥怮uaker Quaker, Remembering John C. Bogle

Perhaps his favorite quote was: 鈥淚 expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I [鈥

Signe Wilkinson is an editorial cartoonist, member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., and trustee of Friends Publishing Corporation.

Posted in: Outside the Meetinghouse, Remembrance
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Approved! A Story About Quaker Meeting for Business

By Nancy L. Haines, illustrated by Anne E. G. Nydam. Pleasant Green Books, 2016. 24 pages. $12/paperback. Recommended for ages [鈥

Eileen Redden is the assistant book review editor of Friends Journal and worships with the Lewes (Del.) Worship Group.

Posted in: December 2016: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Giving and Philanthropy, Quaker Book Reviews
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Learning from Quakers in Corporate America

Our meetings can learn techniques for outreach and delegation.

Norval D. Reece is a cable television entrepreneur, former Secretary of Commerce of Pennsylvania, a lifelong Quaker, and member of Newtown (Pa.) Meeting. He is on the boards of Friends Fiduciary Corporation, Earlham School of Religion, and Haverford College Corporation, and the American Friends Service Committee's Steve Cary Leadership Fund. He serves on the program committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting's Friends in Business.

Posted in: October 2012: Wall Street, Main Street, and Meetinghouse Road
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Doing Good and Doing Well

Friends can make a difference by getting more involved with business.

Chiyo Moriuchi is a lifelong Friend and active member of Newtown (Pa.) Meeting. She is on the boards of George School, Medford Leas and the Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation. After a career in international finance and real estate investment management in New York and Tokyo, Chiyo is working on a new venture, CommonGood Partners, which seeks to use private equity for the common good. She is interested in creating multi-generational, supportive communities and believes we need more Quakers in business.

Posted in: October 2012: Wall Street, Main Street, and Meetinghouse Road
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Quaker Organizations Welcome New Leaders

In recent months there have been numerous changes in the executive leadership of several Quaker organizations. Some observers have even [鈥

Diana Allinger, an intern with Friends Journal in the fall of 2010, is a senior at Temple University. Several other FJ interns, including Melissa Archer, Patty Cangelosi, Julia Feerrar, and Madeline Schaefer, assisted with the development of this article.

Posted in: Features
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Friends and the Consumption and Generation of Electricity

My perception is that present discussion and advocacy among Friends concerning generating electricity has not matured into a robust discernment [鈥

Gordon Thompson attends Yonge Street Meeting in Newmarket, Ont. He is the manager for business development for a company that manufactures equipment that switches and controls electricity. He is also the current chair of Canadian Friends Historical Association.

Posted in: Features
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Public Transportation in the Future

Several years ago, my wife and I paid a visit to the Women鈥檚 Suffrage Museum in Seneca Falls, N.Y. As [鈥

Peter Javsicas, a member of Germantown Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., heads Pennsylvanians for Transportation Solutions, Inc. (PenTrans), http://www.pentrans.org, a statewide advocacy group that works for adequate public transportation in Pennsylvania.

Posted in: Features
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Removing the Pressure for War

Among the various books and pamphlets in our meeting鈥檚 library, some focus on proving that war is wrong. Others expound [鈥

Faith Morgan, a member of Yellow Springs (Ohio) Meeting, works with her husband, Pat Murphy, at Community Solutions in Yellow Springs Ohio (http://www.communitysolution.org). She directed CS's film The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (2006), and was part of the editorial staff for CS's forthcoming book Plan C: Community Strategies for Surviving Peak Oil and Climate Change.

Posted in: Features
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Keeping It Simple: A Memoir about Women and Development in Senegal

As usual, I was the first to arrive at headquarters that morning in Dakar. Familiar with the lateness that ticks [鈥

Amelia Duffy-Tumasz, a young adult Friend and a member of Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., spent the 2006-07 academic year in Senegal as a Fulbright Fellow. She is now pursuing a Master's in Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies at University of London.

Posted in: Features
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Living Our Convictions

Faithfulness The first call is to God, to faithfulness. Out of faithfulness rises the call to live in peace. In [鈥

Nadine Hoover has served as secretary of Southeastern Yearly Meeting and as clerk of Tallahassee (Fla.) and Alfred (N.Y.) Meetings. She has facilitated Alternatives to Violence workshops since 1978, and serves under a travel minute since 1996 with a concern for youth, Quaker practice, nonviolence, somatics, and early childhood development in the U.S. and Indonesia, building relationships across borders. A video, Friends in Conscience: Quaker Service in Indonesia, is available from Alfred Meeting on her opening talk to NYYM Spring Session 2006. Contact Alfred Friends Meeting, P.O. Box 773, Alfred, NY 14802.

Posted in: Features
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