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Nonviolence does not mean that we do not resist evil.
Among Friends: Our introduction to the December issue on Quakers and Christianity.
Gabriel Ehri is executive director of Friends Journal.Posted in: Among Friends, Quakers and Christianity
The diversity within Quakerism and Christianity can reveal additional windows into the Divine.
Lauren Brownlee is a member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting, a steering committee member of the Quaker Palestine Israel Network, and serves on Baltimore Yearly Meeting's Peace and Social Concerns Committee. She serves as director of social action at a Catholic School in Bethesda and is a Sacred Heart Associate.Posted in: Features, Quakers and Christianity
Do we focus on the religiosity or the spirituality of our Quakerism?
Margaret Namubuya Amudavi has a degree in theology from Friends Theological College (FTC) and in Christian education from Kenya Highlands Bible College. She has a master's in development studies from St. Paul's University in Limuru, Kenya. She has served FTC as a teacher and academic dean.Posted in: Features, Quakers and Christianity
A nontheist Friend on the role of Jesus and Christianity in his life.
Jim Cain is a member and former clerk of Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting, currently attending Collective Church, a "misfit faith community" in DeLand, Fla. He's recently retired from a long career in public mental health. He has co-led Friends General Conference Gathering workshops on "Nontheism Among Friends" and "Reclaiming the Sacred" and made a presentation on the evolution of God to nontheist Friends at this summer's Gathering.Posted in: Features, Quakers and Christianity
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
Will others see us as Christians by our love?
Douglas C. Bennett served as president of Earlham College from 1997 to 2011. Now retired, he is a member of Durham (Maine) Meeting.Posted in: Online Features, Quakers and Christianity
Quakerism must be experienced, both individually and collectively.
Christy Randazzo is a convinced Friend and a member of Haddonfield (N.J.) Meeting. They still sometimes attend a local Episcopal church with their family because it's where their family is rooted. However, to be honest, it's also because incense and candles can be quite lovely sometimes!Posted in: Online Features, Quakers and Christianity
The present‐tense verbs of George Fox.
A convinced Friend since 1982, Patricia Wild is a member of Friends Meeting at Cambridge (Mass.), where she serves on its Ministry and Counsel and Prison Fellowship Group. Her latest "book, _WellingUp.net_, is an interactive, experimental website that tells a Quaker novel online using podcasts and supplementary materials and links.Posted in: Online Features, Quakers and Christianity
Letting the Higher Power Do It by Anonymous