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Tara-Prakash

Loosening Our Blindfolds

The main point of a competition is to see who is better in a certain arena. Equality is emphasizing and […]

Tara Prakash, Grade 6, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, Student Voices Project, Student Voices Project 2019
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The Hope for Collaboration over Competition

Quakers can be co‐conspirators, participants, creators, shapers, imaginers, and dreamers.

Mark Pratt-Russum is a released minister at West Hills Friends Church in Portland, Ore. He is a father and husband and is seriously in love with photography.

Posted in: Features, Friendly Competition?
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Salamander Sky

By Katy Farber, illustrated by Meg Sodano. Green Writers Press, 2018. 32 pages. $17.95/hardcover. Recommended for ages 4–12. This unusual […]

Alison James is a member of South Starksboro (Vt.) Meeting.

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, May 2019: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews
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Laughing for the Wary

Humor can help build religious community but it can also hurt and cause division.

Howard R. Macy is retired from teaching at George Fox University in Newberg, Ore. He continues to write and serve in public ministry. Two of his books treat humor and religion: Laughing Pilgrims: Humor and the Spiritual Journey and Discovering Humor in the Bible: An Explorer's Guide.

Posted in: Features, Humor in Religion
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Forum April 2019

Letters from our readers.

Posted in: Forum, Humor in Religion
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A Consideration of Metaphors

Our spiritual metaphors can help us experience the truth from different perspectives.

Rhiannon Grant works at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre in Birmingham, UK, supporting Quaker Roles courses and the Centre for Research in Quaker Studies. She is a member of Bournville Meeting, part of Central England Area Meeting, and Britain Yearly Meeting. Her book on Quaker theology, _Telling the Truth about God_, will be published in March 2019.

Posted in: Features, Quakers and Christianity
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Maryhelen Hintz Snyder

Snyder—Maryhelen Hintz Snyder, 85, on January 23, 2018, in Vienna, Va. Mel was born on October 6, 1932, in Brooklyn, […]

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God Sightings on the Hiking Trail

Reflection: Life is dark and life is full of light.

Bernadette Kero is a retired nurse and has been a regular attendee at Klamath Falls Friends Church in Oregon for three years. She’s a member of the Peace and Social Concerns Committee and enjoys volunteering at Friends Food Pantry and hiking.

Posted in: Going Viral with Quakerism, Reflection
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Spirit?

Spirit seems to have assumed a major office among Friends.

Ann Birch is a member of El Paso (Texas) Meeting; she is an academic reference librarian, grandmother, and actor in local theater.

Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, Viewpoint
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Olivia-Dietrich

Community or Competition

I shakily stepped out of the car. I had to grip the door for support. Even though it was a […]

Olivia Dietrich, Grade 6, Sidwell Friends School

Posted in: Student Voice Project 2018, Student Voices Project, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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