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Quaker Works October 2016

A semiannual feature highlighting the recent works of Quaker organizations.

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News, August 2016

News of Friends.

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Interview with Lina Blount, author of “Half a Quaker”

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EQAT members at "Flood PNC" day of action on December 6, 2014. Photo courtesy of EQAT.

Half a Quaker

An activist learns from the spiritual practices of her colleagues.

Lina Blount is a Philadelphia-based organizer, trainer, writer, and nonviolent action strategist. In April Lina joined the team at Pendle Hill, a Quaker study, retreat, and conference center, where she is the communications and outreach coordinator.

Posted in: Features, June/July 2016: Almost Quaker
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Fall Down Seven Times

A story about failure, dead ends, and misunderstandings.

Amy Ward Brimmer, of Fallsington (Pa.) Meeting, has investigated meditation and mindful movement since childhood, and has practiced Alexander Technique for 25 years. She has taught at Yale, Villanova, Brooklyn College, and along the Delaware Canal. Her program, Moving Into Mindfulness, is a popular workshop at the FGC Gathering, and is available to Quaker groups and meetings, as well as in the wider public sphere.

Posted in: Features, Spiritual Nurture / Quaker Training
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Why Have a Peace and Social Concerns Committee?

Life in the Meeting

Eileen Flanagan is a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., and clerk of the board of Earth Quaker Action Team. Her latest book is Renewable: One Woman’s Search for Simplicity, Faithfulness, and Hope.

The copyright for this article belongs to Eileen Flanagan.

Posted in: January 2016: Quakers and the Political Process, Life in the Meeting
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Main Street Activism and Wall Street Advocacy: Strange Bedfellows?

Working together on different but complementary strategies for change.

Jeffery W. Perkins is executive director of Friends Fiduciary Corporation, a Quaker nonprofit providing cost effective, professional, socially responsible investment services to Quaker meetings, churches, and organizations. He serves on the board of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility and is a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa.

Posted in: Features, June/July 2015: Activists vs Mystics vs Pragmatists
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Allow Me to Introduce You, Witches and Friends

Navigating points of tension to find core values in common.

Meagan Fischer is called to use the social permaculture principle of cultivating edge by encouraging people who don't usually interact to learn from each other. By doing so, she hopes they can build on each other’s strengths and find creative solutions to the world's crises. She attends Chico Meeting in northern California.

Posted in: Features, Friends and Other Faiths: Friends and Other Faiths
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Quaker Works May 2015

A semiannual feature dedicated to connecting Friends Journal readers to the good works of Quaker organizations.

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