Tag Archives | disability

Photos © Jean Schnell

Scenes from a Meetinghouse

The spirituality of doorknobs and staircases.

Gunilla Norris writes contemplative books on the spirituality of the everyday. More of her writings can be found at gunillanorris.com.

Posted in: Features, February 2020
Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Beautiful Rising: Creative Resistance from the Global South

Edited by Juman Abujbara, Andrew Boyd, Dave Mitchell, and Marcel Taminato. OR Books, 2018. 272 pages. $22/paperback; $10/eBook. “Agitate, agitate.” […]

Jerry Mizell Williams worships at Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. He is the author of numerous books, articles, and book reviews on colonial Latin America.

Posted in: August 2018 Books, Going Viral with Quakerism, Quaker Book Reviews
Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Reading of Kitt Eileen Reidy’s “Coming Down from That Tree”

Learning from Zacchaeus the tax collector.

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Accommodating Embodiment within Our Meetings

Every body entering a meetinghouse has needs that must be met.

Helen Kobek is an author, a teacher, and long-term attender of Friends Meeting at Cambridge (Mass.), as well as an advocate for inclusion and consciousness in all areas of society. She is the author of the 2014 book Everyday Cruelty: How to Deal with Its Effects without Denial, Bitterness, or Despair.

Posted in: Disability and Inclusion, Features
Continue Reading · Comments { 1 }

Coming Down from That Tree

Learning from Zacchaeus the tax collector

Kitt Reidy's interest in disability justice was inspired by her mother’s advocacy for her during childhood. Later, Kitt became a special education teacher. She is currently writing a biblical fiction novel. She experiences worship and fellowship with other Friends who consider themselves post-Quaker in Portland, Ore.

Posted in: Disability and Inclusion, Features
Continue Reading · Comments { 1 }

Imagining a Trauma‐informed Quaker Community

Stigma and fear can make it difficult to see people as more than their disabilities.

Melody George is a licensed clinical social worker with a passion for working with adults who have mental health diagnoses. She is a member at Clackamas Park Friends Church in Milwaukie, Ore., and has been involved in Northwest Yearly Meeting since 2003.

Posted in: Disability and Inclusion, Features
Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }
L'Arche Atlanta crew playing basketball.

Disability and Community in L’Arche Atlanta

A gift of respect from those we’re ostensibly serving.

Adrian Nelson is currently living, working, and playing in Atlanta, Ga., with Quaker Voluntary Service and L’Arche Atlanta. Ze worships with Atlanta Meeting and is a member of Northside Meeting in Chicago, Ill. Ze also delivers vegan baked goods and organizes for the network Showing Up for Racial Justice.

Posted in: Disability and Inclusion, Features
Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

The Way of Grace: Finding God on the Path of Surrender (Books in Brief)

By Glandion Carney. IVP Books, 2014. 160 pages. $15/paperback; $12.99/eBook. If you have ever loved anyone—or been anyone—for whom an […]

Karie Firoozmand is Friends Journal's books editor.

Posted in: April 2015 Books, April 2015: Mentorship: Teaching Our Values, Quaker Book Reviews
Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Accessibility, Handwork, and Ministry in Meeting for Worship

By Staśa Morgan‐Appel In the summer of 2000, I was in a car accident with multiple impacts. I walked away […]

Posted in: Features
Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }