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Noah Merrill is a member of Putney (Vt.) Meeting, which has care and oversight of his service in ministry. He serves as secretary of New England Yearly Meeting.
Posted in: Features, Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem
Translated by Thomas Moore. Skylight Paths Publishing, 2016. 224 pages. $29.99/hardcover; $19.99/paperback; $19.95/eBook. The other day over lunch, I told a friend that I had been asked to review the Gospel of Matthew. He promptly snorted his soup and started laughing. “What? Are you going to say ‘It’ll never sell’?” He has a point. Even […]
Rob Pierson is a member of Albuquerque (N.M.) Meeting, where he currently clerks Adult Education and leads occasional Bible studies. He is a graduate of the Master of Ministry program at Earlham School of Religion and secretly enjoyed his required advanced exegesis work on the Gospel According to Matthew.
Posted in: June/July 2017 Books, Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem
Student Voices: “The America I envision is an America where all people are treated equally. It is an America where no matter how you look or how you identify, you will be accepted. It is an America that is respected and valued as a country.”
Student Voices: “If I were the president, I would retrain the people who have lost their jobs in the coal industry to work in the solar and wind power industry. This way you fix employment and can also help reduce climate change, two huge problems in America.”
The world is constantly changing and progressing but without proper leadership, it will be very easy for our country to stumble
Student Voices: “After having countless conversations and doing extensive research, I am still confused about your priorities and whether you are making your executive decisions with the right intentions. I have many fears and concerns including women’s rights, climate change, equality, and more.”
Student Voices: “I am interested in history, and I like to play sports. I am a comedian and do good impressions of people, including you, Vladimir Putin, Obama, and Hillary.”
Student Voices: ” I believe we need to bring more attention to these police as a first priority. I do realize that all police are attempting to do their absolute best, and most do respect all people, but it’s those who don’t that we need to talk to.”
Student Voices: “Our world is killing people who might not have even committed the crime they’ve been sentenced for. People who commit atrocious crimes can have a life sentence in prison, not be killed by the government.”
24 book recommendations from the Student Voices Project.
By Carson Ellis. Candlewick Press, 2016. 48 pages. $16.99/hardcover. Recommended for ages 4–8. On the opening pages of Du Iz Tak?, a caterpillar, wearing an improbable number of shoes, clambers along the underside of a twig, dangles there by the last two of those shoes, then says, “Ta ta!” and wraps herself into a well-formed […]
Margaret T. Walden is a school librarian, retired from Friends School in Detroit, and now a member of Cleveland (Ohio) Meeting.
Posted in: Books, Quaker Summers, Young Friends Bookshelf
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Consensus Decision Making in Eusocial Organisms by Barbara Dale
What We Cannot Do Alone by Noah Merrill
Worshiping Online by Rachel Guaraldi
Finally Breaking Down the Hedge? by Thomas Hamm
Turning Somersaults in the Quaker Ecosystem by Margaret Fraser
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