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New England Yearly Meeting Friends Explore Their Relationship with Friends United Meeting

At its 2011 annual sessions in August, New England Yearly Meeting held a panel discussion to advance Friends’ discernment of […]


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Our New Best Friend?

Written a few weeks after the Inauguration of President Barack Obama last year, this is reprinted with permission from the […]

Roger Copeland is a professor of Theater and Dance at Oberlin College. He is the author of What Is Dance? and Merce Cunningham: The modernizing of Modern Dance.


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Concerned about Israel and/or Palestine: Perhaps We Are Part of the Problem

In October 2008, I traveled to the West Bank on behalf of Friends World Committee for Consultation‐Europe and Middle East […]

Lindsey Fielder Cook is a U.S. Friend and a member of German Yearly Meeting. She currently lives in Bonn, Germany, and is married to a British citizen. Following university, she worked as an intern at Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) and then as a teacher for Friends Girls School in Ramallah. This led to humanitarian work with various United Nations agencies in the West Bank, Gaza, Somalia, and the former Yugoslavia. She now combines parenting with writing and consultancy work, and serves on the Quaker United Nations Committee (QUNC-NY) as the FWCC Representative for Europe and the Middle East.


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Christian Peace Witness for Iraq: The Risks that Faith Asks

On April 29 of this year, I was blessed to attend the Christian Peace Witness for Iraq (CPWI) in Washington, […]

Stephen Dotson, a member of Goose Creek Meeting in Lincoln, Va., is currently serving as young adult leadership development coordinator at Pendle Hill study center in Wallingford, Pa. He is involved in Quakers Uniting in Publications, Quaker Quest, and World Student Christian Federation.


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Learning to Love Paul Wolfowitz, and Other Impossible Tasks

My activities that Sunday morning were supposed to be Christmasy and result in life actually improving in some small way […]

Debby Churchman is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington, D.C., where this incident took place.


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Drinking At The Well

This month we bring you a spontaneous special issue on the recent “Heeding God’s Call: A Gathering on Peace,” held […]


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The Peace Gathering: An Overview

From January 13 through 17, 2009, at Arch Street Meetinghouse in Philadelphia, nearly 400 people from 48 Christian denominations and […]

Daniel Coppock is a member of Eastern Hills Monthly Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. He currently lives in Philadelphia, where he is serving as an intern at Friends Journal. Therese Miller is a member of Lewisburg (Pa.) Meeting and served as director of the Peace Gathering.


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We Need A Public Investigation of 9/11

I appreciated Steve Chase’s thoughtful article about the controversies surrounding what happened on 9/11 (“Sifting through the Rubble: the 9/11 […]


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My Inaugural Journey

My journey to the National Mall on inaugural day began many years ago. As a little black girl growing up […]

LauraWard Holliday is a member of Live Oak Meeting in Houston, Tex.


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A Challenge to Friends

Susan Corson‐Finnerty is away, which gives me the welcome task of preparing this column. For us at Friends Journal, November […]


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