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A Ministry of Prayer and Learning

The School of the Spirit Ministry teaches Friends how to live and grow in grace.

Catherine Bly Cox has been a teacher of college English, a writer, and a full-time mom. She is a graduate of the Spiritual Nurturer program and a member of Goose Creek Meeting in Lincoln, Va.

Posted in: Features, Spiritual Nurture / Quaker Training
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Why I Won’t Teach Bible Stories in First‐day School

Religious education.

Peter Landau is married with three children, works as a writer and editor, and is a member of Orange Grove Meeting in Pasadena, Calif.

Posted in: Religious Education, Spiritual Nurture / Quaker Training
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Jake’s Chickens

Motherhood and science fairs.

Jane Purcell currently teaches at Scattergood Friends School, and is working on a piece about the history of Ladies’ Shakespeare Clubs in Iowa. In 2006, the University of California Press published her book Not of an Age, but for All Time, about rare and early editions of Shakespeare’s works.

Posted in: Features, February 2016
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Between the World and Me

By Ta‐Nehisi Coates. Spiegel & Grau, 2015. 152 pages. $24/hardcover; $11.99/eBook. I came to this slim but important book, this […]

Dave Austin is a member of Haddonfield (N.J.) Meeting. He lives in Marlton, N.J., where he teaches middle school world history and Holocaust studies.

Posted in: February 2016, February 2016 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Viewpoint: Wealth Among Friends

Our reader’s opinion column.

Shelley Cochran lives in Rochester, N.Y.

Posted in: December 2015: Economic Justice and Poverty, Viewpoint
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Psychological Seduction

Understanding the mechanics of violent culture.

Khary Bekka is a member of the Sing Sing Worship Group at the prison in Ossining, N.Y., where he is serving a 25-year sentence for second-degree murder.

Posted in: December 2015: Economic Justice and Poverty, Features
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The Red Bicycle: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Bicycle

By Jude Isabella, illustrated by Simone Shin. Kids Can Press, 2015. 32 pages. $18.95/hardcover. Recommended for ages 8–12. This large […]

Alison James is a member of South Starksboro (Vt.) Meeting.

Posted in: December 2015 Books, December 2015: Economic Justice and Poverty, Quaker Book Reviews, Uncategorized
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Thanksgiving on the IRT

A rushed moment on a New York subway platform is suddenly transformed.

Jeanine M. Dell’Olio is a professor emerita from the Education Department of Hope College. She is a member of Holland (Mich.) Meeting.

Posted in: Features, November 2015: Books and Pop Culture
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Practicing Deep Empathy

Mentoring Those Unlike Ourselves

Leslie Madsen-Brooks is a history professor, digital humanist, and expatriate Californian currently living in Boise, Idaho. Her work explores how laypeople understand the past and “do history” in the digital age. Her teaching is deeply inflected by Quaker principles.

Posted in: Features, October 2015: Faithful Living
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Edward (William) Black (1853-1872) was a drummer boy for the Union during the American Civil War. At 12 years old, his left hand and arm were shattered by an exploding shell. He is considered to be the youngest wounded soldier of the war.

Saving Isaac: Religion, War, and the Lives of Our Children

Religion, war, and the lives of our children.

John A. Minahan has been a teacher for over 30 years, for the last 17 at Lincoln School in Providence, R.I., where he teaches English, psychology, world religions, and Quaker studies. He has also been a professional musician and full-time father, and enjoys hiking in the woods of New England.

Posted in: August 2015: The Effects of War, Features
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