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The Hill of Vision. The missionaries gathered here to pray for guidance at the start of their work.

Quaker Christianity in Kenya

A Kenyan shamanistic spirituality was fertile ground for Quaker missionaries.

Stanley Chagala Ngesa, a fourth-generation Kenyan Quaker raised in the Maragoli Hills of Western Kenya in the traditions of both Christian Quakerism and the traditional spirituality of his people, is currently a postgraduate student of Quaker studies at Earlham School of Religion in Richmond, Ind. He holds an MDiv degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary and has worked as a chaplain at Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, Calif.

Posted in: Features, Friends in Africa
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Our Child of the Stars

By Stephen Cox. Jo Fletcher Books, 2019. 496 pages. $26.99/hardcover; $15.92/paperback; $3.99/eBook.

Rausie Hobson is a member of Rocky River Meeting in Siler City, N.C., Friends Church of North Carolina. She is a retired ESL teacher and public librarian, a member of Quakers Uniting in Publications, and was publications board clerk of North Carolina Yearly Meeting (FUM) for many years.

Posted in: Friends in Africa, October 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Aerial view of Carolina Friends School today. Photo courtesy of Carolina Friends School.

A Quaker School鈥檚 Response to Allegations of Sexual Abuse

Transparency and integrity are put to the test when a decades鈥恛ld scandal is revealed.

Erik Hanson is one of the news editors for Friends Journal, along with his wife, Windy Cooler. Erik has served as a friendly adult presence in Baltimore Yearly Meeting鈥檚 Youth Program since 2005. He taught English and math at Friends Community School in College Park, Md., from 2006 to 2008.

Posted in: Features, September 2019
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The Doctor of Flowers

By Rachel Blum. 3: A Taos Press, 2018. 99 pages. $24/paperback. In her splendid poetry collection The Doctor of Flowers, [鈥

Bob Dixon-Kolar is an assistant professor of English at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Ill. He and his family are members of Evanston (Ill.) Meeting.

Posted in: August 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, QuakerSpeak at Five
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Mary Burnside Mangelsdorf

Mangelsdorf鈥擬ary Burnside Mangelsdorf, 91, on October 24, 2018, in Media, Pa. Mary was born on April 3, 1927, in Wilkes鈥怋arre, [鈥

Posted in: Milestones
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All photos courtesy of Craig Jensen and Sun Moon Farms.

Choose a Resilient Community

Community is at the core of a New England CSA farm and distribution hub.

Craig Jensen is a member of Monadnock (N.H.) Meeting. He farms at Sun Moon Farm with his wife, Megan; their son, Fox; and many friends that help make good work joyful. Sun Moon Farm is part of a small community called South of Monadnock that is actively seeking new members.

Suzanna Schell is a member of Beacon Hill Meeting in Boston, Mass., and a co-founder and resident of Cornerstone Village Cohousing in Cambridge, Mass. She is co-clerk of NEYM Legacy Gift Committee, a funding program that supports the ministries of New England Friends; and a member of the Board of Managers of Beacon Hill Friends House.

Posted in: June/July 2019: Food Choices, Online Features
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Food Choices, Relationship, and God

Learning to understand what we are actually hungry for.

Lorene Ludy is a member of Lincoln (Neb.) Meeting. She is a Benedictine Oblate and a Stephen Minister. She likes to eat and hang out with God.

Posted in: June/July 2019: Food Choices, Online Features
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How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals

By Sy Montgomery, illustrated by Rebecca Green. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018. 208 pages. $20/hardcover; $9.99/eBook. A memoir has the power [鈥

Pamela Haines is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.

Posted in: June/July 2019 Books, June/July 2019: Food Choices, Quaker Book Reviews
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The Invisible Damage of Competition

Welcoming a new narrative in which we all are gifted.

Mary Jo Klingel has been a Friend for about 20 years and attends Charlotte (N.C.) Meeting. She is the new clerk of Quaker Earthcare Witness. She is sustained by her leading to dig deeper, understand more clearly, and be led by the Light.

Posted in: Features, Friendly Competition?
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Mela and the Elephant

By Dow Phumiruk, illustrated by Ziyue Chen. Sleeping Bear Press, 2018. 32 pages. $16.99/hardcover or eBook. Recommended for ages 5鈥8. [鈥

Lisa Rand works with youth at a public library in southeastern Pennsylvania.

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