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Intermountain Yearly Meeting attendees during the keynote discussion. Photo 漏 Mary Klein.

Paying as Led

The experiment with abundance continues.

Molly Wingate is a member of Colorado Springs (Colo.) Meeting and clerk of Intermountain Yearly Meeting. She taught writing for many years in a variety of settings. She founded and directs Poetry Heals, a nonprofit that teaches therapeutic poetry writing to people living difficult lives, especially teens, veterans, and homeless.


Posted in: Features, February 2019
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Forum, February 2019

Letters from our readers. 馃敀 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please [鈥


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Walk Humbly, Serve Boldly: Modern Quakers as Everyday Prophets

By Margery Post Abbott. Inner Light Books, 2018. 478 pages. $45/hardcover; $30/paperback; $12.50/eBook. Margery Post Abbott鈥檚 latest book presents Friends [鈥

Marty Grundy is now a member of Wellesley (Mass.) Meeting, New England Yearly Meeting.


Posted in: February 2019, February 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Modern Psalms in Search of Peace and Justice

By Dwight L. Wilson, illustrated by Nancy Marstaller. Friends United Press, 2017. 226 pages. $16/paperback. The psalms of the Bible [鈥

William Shetter is a member of Bloomington (Ind.) Meeting. His thoughts on "The Psalms as Spiritual Directors" are scheduled to appear in the March 2019 issue of Presence.


Posted in: February 2019, February 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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A black woman confronts Trump supporters at a 2016 rally in St. Louis, Mo. Photo 漏 Patience Zalanga.

Building White Racial Stamina

The primary way to develop racial stamina is to wade or dive in.

Elizabeth (Liz) A. Oppenheimer carries a concern for addressing whiteness and racism among Friends. She recently distributed an open letter to white Friends, which is on her web-log at _thegoodraisedup.blogspot.com_. She is a member of Bear Creek Meeting outside of Earlham, Iowa, and worships with Laughing Waters Friends Preparative Meeting of Iowa Yearly Meeting (Conservative).


Posted in: Features, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
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We Are but God鈥檚 Workers

An outdoor meeting takes up a new ministry that grows during the colder months.

Andrea Smith is a member of Greenleaf Weekly Meeting in Newark, Ohio.

An earlier version of this article appeared as an online-only feature in November 2018.


Posted in: Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019), Service
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Resurrecting Wounds: Living in the Afterlife of Trauma

By Shelly Rambo. Baylor University Press, 2017. 196 pages. $29.95/hardcover or eBook; $24.95/paperback. Christianity was born in trauma, but do [鈥

Tom Paxson is a member of Kendal (Pa.) Meeting, Western Quarter, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.


Posted in: January 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
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God鈥怱oaked Life: Discovering a Kingdom Spirituality

By Chris Webb. InterVarsity Press, 2017. 192 pages. $17/paperback; $16.99/eBook. On the back cover of the book, the author, a [鈥

William Shetter is a member of Bloomington (Ind.) Meeting. Thanks to a long retirement, he has been blessed with nearly 25 years of contemplative time.


Posted in: January 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
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Not One Quaker Experience but Many

Among Friends: Our introduction to the December issue on Quakers and Christianity.

Gabriel Ehri is聽executive director of聽Friends Journal.


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Author Jeff Rasley first came to Indianpolis's First Friends Meeting seeking fiscal sponsorship for small-scale development projects in the Basa area of Nepal His first experience of a Quaker worship service le him to think First Friends might fill another, more personal desire.

A Space for Doubt

When religious services are stripped of doctrinal claims, doubters and skeptics can participate with greater integrity.

Jeff Rasley is a retired attorney who serves on the boards of six nonprofit organizations. He has taught classes at Butler and Marian Universities about culturally sensitive development in agrarian communities. He is a regular attender of Indianapolis (Ind.) First Friends Meeting.


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