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We Are but God’s Workers

An outdoor meeting takes up a new ministry that grows during the colder months.

Andrea Smith is a member of Greenleaf Weekly Meeting in Newark, Ohio.

An earlier version of this article appeared as an online-only feature in November 2018.

Posted in: Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019), Service
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From the Circus to the Community

“So, Rosie … do you want to go to the Ringling Brothers Circus for their final show?” my dad asks […]

Rosie Reed, Grade 6, Greene Street Friends School

Posted in: Student Voice Project 2018, Student Voices Project, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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Hiking Naked: A Quaker Woman’s Search for Balance

By Iris Graville. Homebound Publications, 2017. 260 pages. $17.95/paperback; eBook coming December 2017. This wonderful memoir tells the story of […]

Beth Taylor is a member of Westerly (R.I.) Meeting and teaches creative nonfiction in Brown University’s Nonfiction Writing Program.

Posted in: November 2017 Books, Quaker Libraries
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God Still Speaks to the Quakers

A group of activists from many faith traditions work together to protest drone warfare.

John Amidon is a longtime attender of Albany (N.Y.) Meeting. A video of this action may be seen at: fdsj.nl/HancockAFB-video and fdsj.nl/nativity-protest.

Posted in: Conscience, Features
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Faith Farnham Kuppers

Kuppers—Faith Farnham Kuppers, 92, on August 6, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C., in her sleep. Faith was born on May 4, […]

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Quaker Family Values on Giving

Charity begins in the home.

Kathleen Costello Malin is a member of Smithfield (R.I.) Meeting and is active on a New England Yearly Meeting committee and her quarterly meeting as well. Kathleen works at a community foundation and presents frequently on philanthropy and technology. She has two millennial sons and a boomer husband. This article has been slightly corrected from the print edition.

Posted in: Features, Giving and Philanthropy
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God Is With Us: A Reflection on the Sandy Hook Shooting

The loneliness and sadness and fear of this life can be overwhelming, but it’s a comfort to remember we are […]

Jana Llewellyn is the associate editor of Friends Journal.

Posted in: Online Features
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Interview with Nathan Alling Long, Author of “Holy Day”

This month, we feature a short fiction piece about a couple resolving a disagreement about the meaning of Christmas. Nathan […]

Nathan Alling Long grew up in a log cabin in the Maryland Appalachians, lived on a queer commune in Tennessee, and studied writing in Virginia. His stories and essays have been published in over 50 publications and have appeared on NPR and in several anthologies. He lives in Philadelphia, Pa., and teaches at Richard Stockton College in Galloway, N.J.

Posted in: Departments, Fiction, Interviews, October 2012: Wall Street, Main Street, and Meetinghouse Road
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Seeking Justice — Praying for Peace

And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel, and killed him. Then the Lord […]

Posted in: Features, March 2001
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Christmas Newsletter

As I sit down to write this Christmas [2000] newsletter, I cannot help but reflect on last Christmas, which I […]

Maia Carter, a member of Friendship Meeting in Greensboro, N.C., is living in Amman, Jordan.

Posted in: Features, March 2001
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