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Viewpoint The Peace Testimony and the Enduring Light of Christ When George Fox was sent to turn people from darkness […]

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A Nightshift Education

Learning the value of an honest job. “I had fancied myself a class‐conscious progressive. It shouldn’t have startled me to […]

Martin Kelley is editor of Friends Journal and a member of Atlantic City Area (N.J.) Meeting. He blogs at www.quakerranter.org.


Posted in: Features, January 2013: Privilege
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Process: the Good, the Poor, & Schisms

It is my experience that good Quaker process helps us unite in finding God’s path forward and in building community, […]

Mathilda Navias serves as recording clerk and web master for Broadmead Meeting in northwest Ohio. She serves Lake Erie Yearly Meeting as Database Manager as well as being a member of the Nominating Committee, Spiritual Formation Planning Committee, and an ad hoc committee to revise the yearly meeting's manual of Policies & Procedures. She is clerk of the Accessible Literature Working Group, a member of the Growing Subcommittee (formerly Advancement & Outreach), and a member of Central Committee for Friends General Conference. She is also employed part-time as Yearly Meeting Worker for Lake Erie Yearly Meeting, helping with the web site, communications, and special projects. Mathilda has served as co-clerk of a monthly meeting and on numerous monthly and yearly meeting committees.


Posted in: June/July 2012: Faith, Practice, and Community, The Quaker Process Blog
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Those Other Branch Quakers

Those Other Branch Quakers

“Be careful of those ‘other branch’ Quakers.” These words were spoken to me at a recent Wednesday evening Bible study by […]


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No Religion. Always Practicing Quakerism.

Quakerism was not my first choice.  When I was 17 and decided to visit some churches, I originally thought the Unitarian […]

Julia Wise wrote this article in 2007 while living and working at Pendle Hill. She is now a social work student and attends Fresh Pond Meeting in Cambridge, Ma.


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Congratulations, Earlham School of Religion

Unprogrammed Friends are fond of saying that we’ve abolished the laity and each of us is called to a ministry. […]


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Learning to Speak Community

Last fall in a Quakerism 101 group I facilitated at Cincinnati Friends Meeting, a Friend spoke of a recent conversation […]

Donne Hayden, MDiv, graduated from Earlham School of Religion in 2006. Since July 2008 she has served as minister for Cincinnati (Ohio) Meeting, a semi-programmed meeting in Wilmington Yearly Meeting.


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Learning about the Real World of Ministry

Any change in one’s life has the potential to be transformative. Going to Earlham School of Religion was certainly so […]

Rex Jones is pastor of West River Friends Meeting in Economy, Ind.


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Vibrant Meetings Grow the Religious Society of Friends

In 2007, Friends World Committee for Consultation reported 35,413 unprogrammed Friends, about one‐tenth of 1 percent of the U.S. population. […]

Lynn Fitz-Hugh is a member of Eastside Meeting in Bellevue, Wash. She is also a therapist and a mother. She is part of Friends General Conference's Traveling Ministry Program.


Posted in: 2008, Features, May 2008
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Ministry and Money in the Experience of Earlier Friends

The connection between money and ministry is such a hot‐button issue for many unprogrammed Friends. It might be useful to […]

Marty Grundy is a member of Cleveland Meeting, Lake Erie Yearly Meeting. She is a former clerk of Friends General Conference's Traveling Ministries Committee.


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