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The Dance Studio Is My Other Meetinghouse

When photography becomes worship.

Arthur Fink is a photographer of dance and other subjects; a sought-after speaker; a consultant helping organizations with mission, focus, communication, and conflict; a mentor to many; and co-recording clerk of Portland (Maine) Meeting. His most recent show was of photographs taken at Auschwitz and Birkenau.


Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, Features
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Writing Opp: Creativity and the Arts (Due 3/5)

Early Friends were famously skeptical of art; modern Friends pretty much fully embrace it. Why the abrupt turnaround? What reasons […]

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal[email protected]​friendsjournal.​org


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Tying Up the Cat

Have we forgotten the reasons for our practices?

Donne Hayden is a member of Cincinnati (Ohio) Meeting. In 2012, she attended the Friends World Committee for Consultation World Gathering of Friends in Kenya, where she saw the Spirit move in singing and dancing Friends.


Posted in: Conflict and Controversy, Features
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Crostini with Olive Tapenade… and Tea

Friends find a tasty way to raise funds for the meeting library.

Ruthie Tippin is a recorded Friends minister. She has served in pastoral ministry in West Branch, Iowa, and most recently at First Friends Meeting in Indianapolis, Ind. Now retired, Ruthie continues to serve Friends in various ways as a retreat speaker, worship leader, and encourager to meetings and their members.


Posted in: Online Features, Quaker Libraries
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Swarthmore Hall, in North West England, organizational center of the early Friends movement. Photo Martin Kelley.

ePublishers of Truth

The shared lessons of strengthening a movement among Friends.

Kathleen Wooten is a member of Fresh Pond Meeting in Cambridge, Mass. She travels extensively among Friends with a concern for how we connect both digitally and face-to-face. She also serves New England Yearly Meeting as events coördinator and social media manager. Kathleen shares her travels and learning at quakerkathleen​.wordpress​.com.


Posted in: June/July 2017: Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem, Online Features
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Our Life is Love

Our Life Is Love: The Quaker Spiritual Journey

By Marcelle Martin. Inner Light Books, 2016. 230 pages. $30/hardcover; $17.50/paperback; $10/eBook. Marcelle Martin, known to many for her work […]

Marty Grundy is a member of Wellesley (Mass.) Meeting of New England Yearly Meeting.


Posted in: August 2016 Books, August 2016: Quaker Spaces, Quaker Book Reviews
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The Spirit of Mediation

The Spirit of Mediation

The Friends Peace Testimony points out a different approach.

Erik Cleven is a PhD candidate in political science at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He is a member of Lafayette Meeting in West Lafayette, Ind. Before starting graduate school, he spent many years working with conflict transformation and inter-ethnic dialogue in many different countries. Erik is writing his dissertation about ethnic violence in Kenya and Kosovo. This article is adapted from a plenary speech at the 2012 Friends General Conference Gathering</a>.


Posted in: Features, September 2012
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Vibrant Meetings Grow the Religious Society of Friends

In 2007, Friends World Committee for Consultation reported 35,413 unprogrammed Friends, about one-tenth of 1 percent of the U.S. population. […]

Lynn Fitz-Hugh is a member of Eastside Meeting in Bellevue, Wash. She is also a therapist and a mother. She is part of Friends General Conference’s Traveling Ministry Program.


Posted in: 2008, Features, May 2008
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Survival and resistance: a message from Quaker House, Fayetteville (Ft. Bragg), N.C.

Quakerism was born in a time of revolutionary upheaval. Yet it learned how to survive when the revolution failed and […]

Chuck Fager has been director of Quaker House in Fayetteville (Ft. Bragg), N.C., since 2002, where he and others conduct GI counseling, peace work (rallies, vigils, etc.), and serve as a resource on peace concerns for Friends groups and others. He is a member of State College (Pa.) Meeting, and an attender of Fayetteville (N.C.) Meeting. He can be reached at [email protected]​aol.​com; information about Quaker House is at http://​www​.quakerhouse​.org/


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