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Is Imagination Simple?

Outward simplicity can inspire an untrammeled flowering of imagination.

Kat Griffith is clerk of the Winnebago Worship Group in east central Wisconsin, co-clerk of Northern Yearly Meeting, a former high school teacher and homeschooler, and an occasional writer. Her last Friends Journal article was “Surprised by Joy” (Feb. 2019) about the gift of obedience following her sister’s death.

Posted in: QuakerSpeak at Five, Reflection
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Dale G. Graves

Graves—Dale G. Graves, 73, on December 10, 2018, in Indiana. Dale was born on September 7, 1945, in San Francisco, […]

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From Competition to Cooperation

My first exposure to competitive club travel sports was a difficult one, primarily because of the attitude and actions of […]

Lila Safavi, Grade 6, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, Student Voices Project, Student Voices Project 2019
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How I Found God in Competitive Sports

How can we explore the edge of our abilities?

Jon Watts is a Quaker living in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pa. He enjoys volleyball, tennis, and trying to beat his own record for hiking the length of the Wissahickon Valley. When he’s not competing, Jon is interviewing Quakers for the QuakerSpeak project or composing Quaker-related music.

Posted in: Features, Friendly Competition?
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Edward Draper Baker

Baker—Edward Draper Baker, 68, on October 29, 2017, at home in Ashaway, R.I., after a valiant five‐year struggle with cancer. […]

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Helen Jane Finney File

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Quaker Works April 2019

This semiannual feature highlights the recent works of Quaker organizations in eight categories.

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News, February 2019

British Friends and Palestine announcment; new directors at Quaker Voluntary Service and Belize Friends Ministries.

Posted in: February 2019, News
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The Parents’ Guide to Climate Revolution: 100 Ways to Build a Fossil‐Free Future, Raise Empowered Kids, and Still Get a Good Night’s Sleep

By Mary DeMocker. New World Library, 2018. 360 pages. $16.95/paperback or eBook. Oh my gosh, what an incredible read this […]

Ruah Swennerfelt is a member of Burlington (Vt.) Meeting. She and her husband live in a solar-powered, net zero energy home in the woods. They are active in the Transition Town Movement in their community and with Friends in New England. She is author of Rising to the Challenge: The Transition Movement and People of Faith.

Posted in: January 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
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John Rudolph Kern

Kern—John Rudolph Kern, 78, on March 18, 2018, in Abingdon, Va., where he suffered a heart attack. John was born […]

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