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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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James, William, and Ellie Bradley looking out over Lake George in New York, summer 2014. Photos courtesy of the author.

I Am a Quaker

Young Friends and religious identity.

Melinda Wenner Bradley is a member of West Chester (Pa.) Meeting and serves as the youth religious life coordinator for Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. She is a co-founder of the Quaker Religious Education Collaborative (QREC), and the director of communications and training for Faith & Play Stories.

William Bradley is an attender at West Chester (Pa.) Meeting and a seventh grade student at Westtown School. James Bradley is a member of West Chester (Pa.) Meeting and a tenth grade student at Westtown School. Ellie Bradley is a member of West Chester (Pa.) Meeting and a first-year student at Barnard College.

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Greta Thunberg and Kallan Benson at Amnesty International鈥檚 Ambassador of Conscience Award, Washington, D.C., September 2019. Photo 漏 Jim Ross.

Giving Up Childhood to Avert Climate Catastrophe

Quaker activists are involved in the youth鈥恖ed Climate Strike movement from D.C. to London.

Jim Ross jumped back into creative pursuits after retiring in 2015. He鈥檚 since published in over 100 journals and anthologies in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Jim and his wife鈥攑arents of two health professionals, grandparents of five preschoolers鈥攁ttend Sandy Spring (Md.) Meeting.

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Let Your Life Speak

A crossword puzzle for Friends of all ages to enjoy!

Laura Taylor Kinnel, who was once a young Friend, is a member of Newtown (Pa.) Meeting.

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Forum, December 2019

Letters from our readers.

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William Penn House pre-renovation. 漏 Matthew Martyr/FCNL Education Fund.

News, December 2019

News of Friends.

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Crab Cake: Turning the Tide Together

By Andrea Tsurumi. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019. 48 pages. $17.99/hardcover; $12.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 4鈥7.

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

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Margo Patricia Floerke

Floerke鈥擬argo Patricia Floerke, 68, on December 17, 2018, in Ciudad Sandino, Nicaragua, following a fall. Pat was born on December [鈥

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QuakerSpeak, December 2019

Have you seen the one about what to expect in a Quaker wedding? We interviewed 18 Friends, including five couples, [鈥

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Addicted to Fast Money

Considering a twenty鈥恌irst鈥恈entury Quaker perspective on gambling.

Rita Willett is a retired physician who now serves as a prison chaplain. She is a member of Richmond (Va.) Meeting, a graduate of Earlham School of Religion, and a former participant and teacher in the Spiritual Nurturer Program of School of the Spirit Ministry.

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