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Resurrecting Easter: How the West Lost and the East Kept the Original Easter Vision

By John Dominic Crossan and Sarah Sexton Crossan. HarperOne, 2018. 224 pages. $39.99/hardcover; $19.99/eBook. John Dominic Crossan, author of numerous [鈥

Ken Jacobsen and his wife, Katharine, until her death in 2017, served as teachers and co-directors in Quaker communities such as Olney Friends School and Pendle Hill. Ken has taught theology and healing at Chicago Theological Seminary and has led retreats on Jesus鈥檚 teachings at Friends Center in Barnesville, Ohio. He keeps his home in Wisconsin as a poustinia, a retreat house for spiritual travelers.

Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2019, September 2019 Books
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Women鈥檚 Speaking Justified and Other Pamphlets

By Margaret Fell, edited by Jane Donawerth and Rebecca M. Lush. Iter Press and the Arizona Center for Medieval and [鈥

Lauren Brownlee is a member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting and is active in Baltimore Yearly Meeting.

Posted in: 2008, April 2019 Books, Humor in Religion, Quaker Book Reviews
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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 [鈥

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal:聽[email protected]

Posted in: From the Editor's Desk
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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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漏 Charles Haynes <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Crostini_by_Charles_Haynes.jpg">via Wikimedia</a>

Crostini with Olive Tapenade鈥 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 coordinator 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 [鈥

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.聽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鈥恡enth of 1 percent of the U.S. population. [鈥

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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