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Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines

By Paul Fleischman. Candlewick Press, 2014. 203 pages. $17.99/hardcover; $9.99/paperback or eBook. Recommended for ages 14 and up. While this [鈥

Sandy and Tom Farley are members of Palo Alto (Calif.) Meeting. They are the primary authors of the Earthcare for Children curriculum.


Posted in: Friends and Other Faiths: Friends and Other Faiths, May 2015 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Books November 2013

Books reviewed: Gathered: Contemporary Quaker Poets (ed. by Nick McRae); Powerful Beyond Measure: The Legacy of Quaker Leadership in the [鈥

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Listening with the Eyes

Photography as contemplative practice.

Peter West Nutting is a member of Vassalboro (Maine) Meeting. After 35 years of teaching German and French, he is now a freelance translator. Besides photography, his passions are gardening, hiking, winter sports, and managing his tree farm. His photographs may be viewed at www.franklintreephoto.com.

This article is about the author's experience at the 2013 FGC Gathering leading a workshop called "Photography as a Contemplative Practice." All photographs were taken by the workshop participants throughout the week of Gathering.


Posted in: Art, Features, September 2013
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We Think He Might Be a Boy

Raising a transgender child.

Su Penn writes about the Tiny Tornado, homeschooling, adoption, Quakerism, and much more at聽tapeflags.blogspot.com.


Posted in: August 2013: Parenting, Features
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Pretending to Be What You鈥檙e Not

Are you ever surprised when your perception of people is completely different from the way they see themselves? That there [鈥

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Modern Germany and the Lessons of WWII

I recently spent a fascinating two weeks as part of the Transatlantic Outreach Program鈥檚 (TOP) study tour of Germany. Traveling [鈥


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Education and Service Projects in Vietnam

The wounds of war do not go away when the fighting stops. Both the physical and emotional wounds persist for [鈥

Marjorie E. Nelson, a member of Athens (Ohio) Meeting, retired at the end of June 2009 after 32 years of teaching medical students at Ohio University. For the past three years she has traveled to Quang Ngai province in Vietnam where she volunteers with Madison Quakers, Inc.


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A Quaker Reconsiders the Draft

When the Universal Military Training and Service Act expired in June 1973, I was overjoyed, like most Friends in the [鈥

Larry Ingle, a member of Chattanooga (Tenn.) Meeting, is a historian and author of First Among Friends: George Fox and the Creation of Quakerism and Quakers in Conflict: The Hicksite Reformation.


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Stolen Goods: The Myth of Financial Sovereignty

You deserve a break today.鈥 鈥淕od rewards faithful followers with prosperous living.鈥 鈥淚 earned it; I deserve to enjoy it.鈥 [鈥

Chuck Hosking, a member of Harare (Zimbabwe) Meeting, lives in Albuquerque, N.Mex.


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Class Privilege and Schools Among Modern Friends

A substantial portion of members of the Religious Society of Friends likes to proclaim its liberalism; some Friends even wrap [鈥

Larry Ingle, a member of Chattanooga (Tenn.) Meeting, is a historian. He is the author of Quakers in Conflict: The Hicksite Reformation and First Among Friends: George Fox and the Creation of Quakerism.


Posted in: Features
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