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Tag Archives | Death and Dying

Dear Mum

Note: This is a letter addressed to the author’s deceased mother, Virginia Hutton, shortly after her death on July 30, […]

Melissa Perot is a retired Occupational Therapist who worked with children with developmental difficulties. She is a former member of Gwynedd (Pa.) and Doylestown (Pa.) meetings.

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When Jesus Visits

Most Quakers are familiar with George Fox’s spiritual epiphany. He was alone and in desperate need of spiritual nurturance. It […]

Greg Moschetti is a member of New Haven (Conn.) Meeting. He and other members of that meeting are pursuing a leading to found a cooperative infant/toddler daycare center that would serve an ethnically and economically diverse population. He is interested in hearing and collecting stories of direct personal encounters with the Divine from others. He can be reached at [email protected] or c/o New Haven Meeting.

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True Celebrity

The best thing that happened to me at South Central Yearly Meeting (of which I am not a member) was […]

Phyllis Hoge is a member of Albuquerque (N.Mex.) Meeting. She taught poetry and literature for 20 years at University of Hawaii, where she was a member of Honolulu Meeting. She has published seven books of poetry under the name of Phyllis Hoge Thompson, the most recent of which is Letters from Jian Hui and Other Poems.

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A Celebration of Life and Death

Nothing heals grief but grieving, a truth that is illustrated in Cathy Weber’s Grief Series, 20 paintings that she began […]

Robert C. Murphy, a retired psychiatrist living in Sheridan, Wyoming, is a member of Wyoming Friends Meeting. © 2002 Robert C. Murphy

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Jack’s Last Day

The morning before Jack died I drew the death card and knew without question its symbolic as well as literal […]

A former member of Miami (Fla.) Meeting, Pansy Bradshaw is an author, nanny, queer activist, hospice chaplain, and preacher and director of ecumenical religious education at St. James Episcopal Church in Dillon, Montana.

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Our Contributions are Vital, even at the End

The Viewpoint letter “Healthcare at the End of Life” (FJ Oct. 2001) addressed several concerns on which many of us […]

Kirsten Backstrom is a member of Multnomah (Oreg.) Meeting.

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God the Trickster?

Our son brought Marge Abbott’s essay “In the Belly of the Whale” to me during my stay in a South […]

Carol Reilley Urner, who now spends winters with her daughter in Whittier, Calif., and summers with her son and family in Portland, Oreg., is a member of Central and Southern Africa Yearly Meeting and of Sarasota (Fla.) Meeting. She is working on issues of demilitarization with Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

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Healthcare at the End of Life

Medical triumphs of the late 20th century in prolonging life present dilemmas that were not contemplated by the prophets and […]

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