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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 [
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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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Rusty Friend of Hardin's Creek Friends Church in Leesburg, Ohio, speaks at Wilmington Yearly Meeting annual sessions in July. Photo © Dan Kasztelan, Friends United Meeting.

News, October 2018

Departures from Wilmington Yearly Meeting; new head of Olney Friends School appointed.

Posted in: Meetings and Money, News
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The Magnificent Story: Uncovering a Gospel of Beauty, Goodness, and Truth

By James Bryan Smith. IVP Books, 2017. 190 pages. $22/hardcover; $21.99/eBook. James Bryan Smith is a “magnificent” writer; that is, [
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Michael Willett Newheart is a member of Adelphi (Md.) Meeting and professor emeritus of New Testament Language and Literature at Howard University School of Divinity.

Posted in: August 2018 Books, Going Viral with Quakerism, Quaker Book Reviews
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Art Exhibitions as a New Ministry

Art as a door to the spiritual.

Jiae Paik holds MDiv and MA degrees at Earlham School of Religion and Bethany Theological Seminary respectively. As a self-taught ceramic artist, she provides individual spiritual direction and companionship throughout the creative process, as well as leading workshops. At this time, she worships at her home.

Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, Features
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Dyckman Ware Vermilye

Vermilye—Dyckman Ware Vermilye, 94, on March 25, 2017, at Taos Retirement Village in Taos, N.M., following complications from a fall. [
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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.

Posted in: News, The Art of Dying
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Thomas A. Huff

Huff—Thomas A. Huff, 87, on November 13, 2016, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Tom was born on December 24, 1928, in San [
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