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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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Balancing Acts

Healing is a verb: a slowing, flowing movement toward balance.

Ruthe Schoder-Ehri, a member of Homer (Alaska) Meeting, resides in the high desert of southeastern Arizona, close to Mexico. She is an artist, a homeopath with concern for individual and global health, a joyful grandmother, and an active volunteer for treesisters.org.

Posted in: Features, Healing
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The Distressed Body: Rethinking Illness, Imprisonment, and Healing

By Drew Leder. University of Chicago Press, 2016. 304 pages. $30/paperback or eBook. To be human means to lead both [鈥

A physician practicing in Virginia, Margaret Fisher is a member of Herndon (Va.) Meeting and Baltimore Yearly Meeting鈥檚 Working Group on Right Relationship with Animals.

Posted in: AFSC Centennial, April 2017 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Gender, Sexuality, and Our Bodies

Exploring the language we use to clarify, claim, and understand identity.

Lisa Graustein is a member of Beacon Hill Meeting in Boston, Mass. She is a mother, high school teacher, diversity trainer, and a former young friends coordinator for New England Yearly Meeting. She is active in working for greater equity in schools and the Religious Society of Friends.

Posted in: Features, May 2016: Gender and Sexuality
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This Age of Insecurity

Our quiet pause can counteract a collective obsession with fights and power.

Ron McDonald is a member of Memphis (Tenn.) Meeting, frequent writer for Friends Journal, pastoral counselor, musician, and storyteller.

Posted in: Features, January 2016: Quakers and the Political Process
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The Red Bicycle: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Bicycle

By Jude Isabella, illustrated by Simone Shin. Kids Can Press, 2015. 32 pages. $18.95/hardcover. Recommended for ages 8鈥12. This large [鈥

Alison James is a member of South Starksboro (Vt.) Meeting.

Posted in: December 2015 Books, December 2015: Economic Justice and Poverty, Quaker Book Reviews, Uncategorized
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Beyond Goodness Sex

A response to Friends school educator Al Vernacchio鈥檚 book.

Su Penn ([email protected]) previously spoke to Quakers about sex in a 2014 FGC Gathering plenary. Like Walt Whitman, she believes that nothing is profane which can be spoken of with love in the presence of God. Invite her to visit your meeting; you will probably like her and learn something.

 

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Posted in: Features, November 2015 Books, November 2015: Books and Pop Culture
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Down in the Chapel: Religious Life in an American Prison

By Joshua Dubler. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013. 375 pages. $30/hardcover; $20/paperback; $9.99/eBook. Joshua Dubler spent one year in Pennsylvania鈥檚 [鈥

William Mueller and wife Pat are members of St. Lawrence Valley Meeting in Potsdam, N.Y. They are active in the meeting鈥檚 prison ministry in the region.

Posted in: August 2015 Books, August 2015: The Effects of War, Quaker Book Reviews
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The Toolkit of the Kingdom of God

Intro to the June/July issue.

Gabriel Ehri is executive director of Friends Journal.

Posted in: Among Friends, June/July 2015: Activists vs Mystics vs Pragmatists
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What Quakers and Catholics Might Learn from One Another

Balancing head and heart in two spiritual homes.

John Pitts Corry is a long time member of Middletown Meeting in Lima, Pa., and feels like a member of Albuquerque (N.M.) Meeting during the nine months of each year when he and his wife, Betty, live in Albuquerque. He is also a member of John XXIII Catholic Community in Albuquerque and has a long association with the Norbertines in Paoli, Pa., and Albuquerque.

Posted in: Features, Friends and Other Faiths: Friends and Other Faiths
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