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The Hope for Collaboration over Competition

Quakers can be co鈥恈onspirators, participants, creators, shapers, imaginers, and dreamers.

Mark Pratt-Russum is a released minister at West Hills Friends Church in Portland, Ore. He is a father and husband and is seriously in love with photography.

Posted in: Features, Friendly Competition?
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Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship

By Irene Latham and Charles Waters, illustrated by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko. Carolrhoda Books, 2018. 40 pages. $17.99/hardcover; $9.99/eBook. [鈥

Julia Copeland is the school librarian at Greene Street Friends School in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pa. She has spent the last three years growing the school library collection to reflect the diversity of the Greene Street Friends School community and the world we live in.

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

Humor can help build religious community but it can also hurt and cause division.

Howard R. Macy is retired from teaching at George Fox University in Newberg, Ore. He continues to write and serve in public ministry. Two of his books treat humor and religion: Laughing Pilgrims: Humor and the Spiritual Journey聽and Discovering Humor in the Bible: An Explorer's Guide.

Posted in: Features, Humor in Religion
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Satire, Peace, and the Mennonite Tradition

What鈥檚 the difference between a Mennonite and a Quaker?

Andrew J. Bergman is a Mennonite writer from Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of the Mennonite satire website The Daily Bonnet.

Posted in: Features, Humor in Religion
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Allan Brick

Brick鈥擜llan Brick, 89, on August 24, 2018, at Kendal at Longwood, Kennett Square, Pa. Allan was born on November 7, [鈥

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Forum, February 2019

Letters from our readers.

Posted in: February 2019, Forum
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We Are but God鈥檚 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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The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America

By Frances FitzGerald. Simon & Schuster, 2017. 752 pages. $35/hardcover; $20/paperback; $14.99/eBook. Frances FitzGerald offers a spectacular sweep of the [鈥

Zae Asa Illo (formerly David Breitzmann) is a member of San Francisco (Calif.) Meeting. He has a nearly two-year standing anchor committee and has been engaged in street preaching for several months. He is also working on releasing a collection of poetry, launching a new social enterprise, and applying to seminary in 2020.

Posted in: January 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
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Inward Power

Continuing revelation implies we are continuing from somewhere.

Gene Hillman is a convinced Friend, having come to Friends from the martial arts and Buddhism in 1983 in Annapolis, Md. He has taught short courses in basic Quakerism, the Quaker testimonies, and the Bible ever since he was employed at Pendle Hill in 1988. He represented Baltimore Yearly Meeting on the Friends United Meeting General Board throughout the 1990s. He and his wife, Pat, are members of Goshen (Pa.) Meeting, PhYM. Email: [email protected]

Posted in: Features, Quakers and Christianity
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Beech tree roots, <a href="http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1846713">Creative Commons 漏 by Stephen Craven</a>.

Quaker Christian Ways and Roots

Returning to a comprehensive Christianity of behavior and belief.

Donne Hayden is a recorded minister and convinced Friend (convinced that all the first Friends were convinced Friends!). She served seven years as minister at Cincinnati (Ohio) Meeting and is still a member. She retired in 2015 and currently works part-time for Wilmington Yearly Meeting as office administrator.

Posted in: Online Features, Quakers and Christianity
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