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The Cass Corridor neighborhoods on the west end of Midtown Detroit, Michigan, 1990s. Photos © Michael Brozovic, Detroit, Mich.

The Liturgy of Me

The rhythms of a life stuck in a daily cycle of brokenness and violence.

r. scot miller attends Red Cedar Meeting in Lansing, Mich., with his spouse, Jenn, and their family. He holds graduate degrees from Earlham School of Religion (MA and MDiv) and Grand Valley State University (MSW). He is currently a PhD student at Chicago Theological Seminary.

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Student Writing Opp: Creating Change (due 2/10/2020)

What change do you want to see happen in your community?

Gail Whiffen is associate editor of Friends Journal. Contact: [email protected]

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The Kyrie family at Maquoketa Caves State Park, Iowa. Photos courtesy of the author.

Growing Up Quaker

Quaker camps, international peace work, and climates strikes makes up the life of a young Friend.

Finn Kyrie lives with her family in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin, where she is homeschooled. She attends Madison (Wis.) Meeting.

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The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope for, and Believe

By Richard Rohr. Convergent Books, 2019. 272 pages. $26/hardcover; $12.99/eBook.

Ken Jacobsen and his wife, Katharine, until her death in 2017, served as teachers and co-directors in Quaker communities such as Olney Friends School and Pendle Hill. Ken has taught theology and healing at Chicago Theological Seminary and has led retreats on Jesus’s teachings at Friends Center in Barnesville, Ohio. He keeps his home in Wisconsin as a poustinia, a retreat house for spiritual travelers.

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Original Vihiga Friends Church Meetinghouse, built in 1905 and possibly the first of its kind in Kenya. The descendants of the Rees family hope to raise funds to renovate it for use as a museum. Photo by Brian Young.

The Place of God’s Own Choosing

The founding of the mission in Kaimosi, Kenya.

Eden Grace is a member of New England Yearly Meeting and has served since 2013 as director of global ministries for Friends United Meeting (FUM). She spent nine years as a field officer for FUM at the Africa Ministries Office in Kisumu, Kenya. Eden describes her ministry as decolonizing Quaker mission. This article was adapted from the 2019 Michener Lecture of Southeastern Yearly Meeting, and reprinted with permission.

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How Quakerism Began

First Season’s Featured Video

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Six Seasons of QuakerSpeak

Our pick of noteworthy videos from each season.

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Butcher Hogs for Sale

A sign on the side of the road sparks a crisis of conscience.

Dayna Baily lives in southeastern Pennsylvania with her family, for whom plant-based cooking is both a delicious source of good nutrition and a private form of nonviolent protest against a cruel status quo. She worships at Penn Hill Meeting in Wakefield, Pa., and participates in Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Right Relationship with Animals Working Group.

Posted in: Features, June/July 2019: Food Choices
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The Hope for Collaboration over Competition

Quakers can be co‐conspirators, 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.

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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. […]

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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