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I Beg Your Forgiveness

About two weeks ago I was at Indiana Yearly Meeting, where the main speaker was Jan Wood, who is well […]

Eden Grace is a member of Beacon Hill Meeting, New England Yearly Meeting. Since 2004 she has been serving as the Field Officer in the Friends United Meeting Africa Ministries Office in Kisumu, Kenya. She has a Masters of Divinity from Episcopal Divinity School and is active with the World Council of Churches. She and her husband Jim have two teenage sons.


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Diversity and Unity in the Religious Society of Friends

One of the trickiest tasks before the Religious Society of Friends today is embracing our diversity without losing our center, […]

Lynn Fitz-Hugh, clerk of Eastside Meeting in Bellevue, Wash., is a therapist and a mother.


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Are We Christian?

In his book Why Friends are Friends, Jack Willcuts claims that the first thing to say about us Quakers is […]

Newton Garver is a member of Buffalo (N.Y.) Meeting.


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Friends: A Broken, Tender People?

To be led by God is to be free of the hold of fear. Fear may or may not be […]

Marge Abbott is a member of Multnomah Meeting in Portland, Oreg., and writes regularly about Quaker theology and spirituality. This article is an abstract of her latest book in progress.


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Deep, Tall, and Wide

I’ve just arrived at the old stone house next to Amish fields where I spend the summers writing. One of […]

Marcelle Martin, a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., is a core teacher at Pendle Hill Quaker Study Center in Wallingford, Pa., for 2006–2007.


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Finding Dropt Letters

The Religious Society of Friends contains a number of very active members who attend worship every week, yet do not […]

Paul Hamell is a member of Ridgewood (N.J.) Meeting.


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Towards Deeper Communion across Our Theological Divides

Five years after Friends Meeting at Cambridge approved taking same-sex couples under its care, my life partner, Polly, and I […]

Wendy Sanford is a member and presiding clerk of Friends Meeting at Cambridge, Mass. This essay grew out of her meeting’s experiments with communicating across theological differences on the topic “The Languages of Our Faith.”


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Shake before Opening

Most of us experience an internal struggle before participating in vocal ministry. The shy child within us can hold us […]

Chip Thomas, a software engineer, is a member of Marlborough (Pa.) Meeting and recording clerk of Western Quarterly Meeting. He serves as Web manager for Friends Tract Association.


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Jesus and Quakerism

Because we have no creed, Quakers cannot claim uniformity of belief about the facts of Jesus’ life or resurrection or […]

Dorothy Hutchinson (1905–1984) was a member of Abington (Pa.) Meeting, a writer on religious subjects and international relations, and a leader in the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Her papers, 1942–1980, are in the Swarthmore College Peace Collection.


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