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The Invisible Damage of Competition

Welcoming a new narrative in which we all are gifted.

Mary Jo Klingel has been a Friend for about 20 years and attends Charlotte (N.C.) Meeting. She is the new clerk of Quaker Earthcare Witness. She is sustained by her leading to dig deeper, understand more clearly, and be led by the Light.

Posted in: Features, Friendly Competition?
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Loretta鈥檚 Gift

By Pat Zietlow Miller, illustrated by Alea Marley. Little Bee Books, 2018. 40 pages. $17.99/hardcover. Recommended for ages 4 and [鈥

Anne Nydam is a member of Wellesley (Mass.) Meeting, where she teaches First-day school. A former middle school art teacher, she now stays home with her own children, while working as an author of children鈥檚 books and an artist.

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, May 2019: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews
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Occasions for Plain Dress

Are there times we might let our clothes speak?

Gracia Fay Ellwood lives in Ojai, Calif.

Posted in: Outside the Meetinghouse, Viewpoint
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El Paso Quakers on the Border Today

How Friends along the Mexican border are responding to needs.

Ann Birch is currently clerk of El Paso (Tex.) Meeting. She is a librarian who settled in on the border in the 1960s.

Posted in: Outside the Meetinghouse, Witness
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Emma Membreno-Sorto sharing a statement at the March 14 press conference held at Albuquerque Meeting. Image from YouTube.

Provide Sanctuary

It is time for people of conscience to embrace the brothers and sisters among us.

Michael Resman lives in聽Rochester, Minn.

Posted in: Quakers and Christianity, Viewpoint
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The Imaginary Box

I was different in third grade. Some of my classmates thought antagonizing me was cool; they used it as a [鈥

Jules Needleman, Grade 6, Greene Street Friends School

Posted in: Student Voice Project 2018, Student Voices Project, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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Being Vegetarian is a Climate Issue

A Friend鈥檚 bumpy path toward a lifestyle that鈥檚 lighter on the Earth.

Lynn Fitz-Hugh is a climate activist, parent, psychotherapist, and vegetarian. She belongs to Eastside Meeting in Bellevue, Wash.

Posted in: Quaker Lifestyles
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Falling Through the Cracks: The Children of Calais

Across the Channel from one of the wealthiest countries in the world, approximately 10,000 men, women, and children lived in [鈥

Kate McNally is a member of Belgium and Luxembourg Yearly Meeting and works as the Forced Migration Project coordinator for the Quaker Council for European Affairs (qcea.org).

Posted in: Online Features
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Two Dogs and a Parrot: What Our Animal Friends Can Teach Us About Life

By Joan Chittister. BlueBridge Books, 2015. 185 pages. $18.95/hardcover; $17.99/eBook. In the book of Genesis, God brought the animals to [鈥

Phila Hoopes is a freelance copywriter, poet, and blogger (soulpathsthejourney.org). A student of聽creation spirituality聽and permaculture, she has a passion for tracking deep connections in the mystical experience of the Divine across faith traditions. She is a member of Homewood Meeting in Baltimore, Md.

Posted in: November 2016 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Quakers and Social Media
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It鈥檚 the Spirit That Makes It Beautiful

A Friends church in Oregon opens itself to its neighbors.

Cherice Bock teaches at George Fox University, and is pursuing a PhD in environmental studies. She is part of Northwest Yearly Meeting, where she organizes Peace Month (nwfriends.org/peacemonth). Cherice enjoys spending time with her spouse and two sons, raising chickens, gardening, hiking, biking, writing, and reading.

Posted in: August 2016: Quaker Spaces, Features
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