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A Call for Courage in the Boardroom

Friends in Business. đź”’

Jane Mack is chief executive officer of Friends Services for the Aging. She has a master’s in organizational development and leadership and is a member of the Standards for Excellence Committee for the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations. Jane is a member of Middletown Meeting in Lima, Pa.


Posted in: Friends in Business, November 2015: Books and Pop Culture
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The Mindful School Leader: Practices to Transform Your Leadership and School

By Valerie Brown and Kristen Olson. Corwin, 2015. 208 pages. $24.95/paperback or eBook. Buy on FJ Amazon Store If education is the key to making positive change in the world, then schools must be real communities that educate in every dimension of the human condition for the betterment of self and the world. How can such places exist and […]

Claire Salkowski is a member of Little Falls Meeting in Fallston, Md., and a Montessori educator.


Posted in: November 2015 Books, November 2015: Books and Pop Culture, Quaker Book Reviews, Uncategorized
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Qur’an in Conversation

By Michael Birkel. Baylor University Press, 2014. 292 pages. $39.95/hardcover. With Qur’an in Conversation, Michael Birkel—author, scholar, and professor of religion at Earlham School of Religion—has opened a significant conversation with 20 North American Muslim scholars, professors, and imams that illuminates the evolution of what Birkel terms a “distinctively North American expression” of Islam. Birkel […]

Ellen Michaud is a former book review editor of Friends Journal and past Writer-in-Residence at Earlham School of Religion. She is the author of Blessed: Living a Grateful Life (which was named by USA BookNews as the #1 Spiritual Inspiration Book of the Year in 2011). She is a member of South Starksboro (Vt.) Meeting.


Posted in: November 2014: Books and Writing, Quaker Book Reviews
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Q&A: Christina Repoley, Founding Executive Director of Quaker Voluntary Service

Service work with young adult Friends.

Christina Repoley is a member of the Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting. She has served on staff in the Peace Building Program of American Friends Service Committee, Southeastern Regional office and as the coördinator of the Mexico Summer Project, one of AFSC’s last remaining workcamps for young adults. She served on Friends General Conference’s Youth Ministries Committee for six years, and recently served on FGC’s Stoking the Spiritual Fire of Quakerism Capital Campaign Steering Committee. Christina was a Woodruff Fellow at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology where she received a Master of Divinity in 2011. Following seminary, Christina served as Program Coördinator for the Faith and Service Program of the Cousins Family Foundation, where she worked with a national network of faith-based voluntary service programs and also with the Fund for Theological Education’s Volunteers Exploring Vocation program.


Posted in: December 2012: Hospitality
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Ministry and Money in the Experience of Earlier Friends

The connection between money and ministry is such a hot-button issue for many unprogrammed Friends. It might be useful to start a discussion by clarifying why early Friends were so opposed to what they characterized as “hireling ministry.” First, we have to deal with the issue of tithes, which supported the hireling ministers. Tithing—giving one […]

Marty Grundy is a member of Cleveland Meeting, Lake Erie Yearly Meeting. She is a former clerk of Friends General Conference’s Traveling Ministries Committee.


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