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Death and Dying: A Personal Adventure

Death Cafés give people a place to share stories, confide their fears, and ask questions.

Alison Moore is a professional Life-Cycle Celebrant and partner in Oomph! Consulting, providing nonprofit management expertise. She is clerk of Interior British Columbia Meeting. Alison grows organic stone fruits and vegetables on Ravens View Farm in Peachland, B.C., where she moved with her husband after George W. Bush was reelected.


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Forum, August 2017

Letters from our readers.


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The Tapestry of Meeting for Worship

Viewpoint: Uncovering a new dimension of meeting. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world’s largest online library of Quaker information: every Friends Journal ever […]

Thomas Sander lives in Lincoln, Mass.

 


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"The Canaanite Woman," from the Tres Riches Heurers du Duc de Berry, Folio 1644. The Conde Museum, Chantilly.

The Woman Who Refused to Take “No” for an Answer

Testimonies of equality and community in early Christianity.

Bill and his wife, Pat, are members of St. Lawrence Valley Meeting in Potsdam, N.Y. (under the care of Ottawa Meeting in Ontario, Canada). He taught biological and behavioral sciences at the University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston from 1975 to 2004, including courses in violence prevention and spiritual aspects of health.


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Althea Culcasure (right) greets visitors to the festival while portraying William Still, a key operative on the Underground Railroad in Philadelphia.

News, August 2017

Great Plains Yearly Meeting, Merion Friends, Minneapolis retirement. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world’s largest online library of Quaker information: every Friends Journal […]


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A Quaker Approach to Living with Dying

Does the Quaker way of life have answers to death?

Katherine Jaramillo is a staff chaplain at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center in Portland, Ore. She has worked in healthcare chaplaincy for 20 years. She is a member of Bridge City Meeting in Portland.


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Face to Face: Early Quaker Encounters with the Bible

By T. Vail Palmer Jr. Barclay Press, 2016. 288 pages. $20/paperback. In Face to Face, T. Vail Palmer Jr. creates a rich tapestry woven with many threads and leading to a compelling depiction of important aspects of Quaker history well worth pondering. One way to identify those threads is by the questions which prompt them. […]

Tom Paxson is a member of Kendal Meeting in Kennett Square, Pa. Kendal Meeting is a member of Western Quarterly Meeting of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.


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You Will Not Have My Hate

By Antoine Leiris, translated by Sam Taylor. Penguin Press, 2016. 144 pages. $23/hardcover; $15/paperback; $11.99/eBook. Antoine Leiris began writing You Will Not Have My Hate (originally published in French as Vous N’Aurez Pas Ma Haine by Librairie Arthème Fayard, Paris) in the days after his wife, HĂ©lène, was killed in the November 2015 Paris terror […]

Lauren Brownlee is a member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting and the DC Peace Team. She also serves on Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Peace and Social Concerns Committee.


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Faith Farnham Kuppers

Kuppers—Faith Farnham Kuppers, 92, on August 6, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C., in her sleep. Faith was born on May 4, 1924, in Buffalo, N.Y., to Doris Channell and William Farnham. She grew up in the Miami, Fla., area and spent time in Asheville, N.C., and Ithaca, N.Y. She studied English at Cornell University, where she […]

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Christina May Lahmer Taran

Taran—Christina May Lahmer Taran, 96, on December 3, 2016, in Edmonds, Wash. A twin, Christina was born on January 26, 1920, in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. In 1925 her family moved to Victoria, B.C., Canada, where she grew up with three siblings. After nursing school at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, she joined the registered […]

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