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Thou Shalt Wear Comfy Shoes

Do our attitudes toward formal dress push people out the door?

Suzanne W. Cole Sullivan is a convinced Friend who lives and worships in Georgia (mostly), but they can often be spotted at meetings around the country during weekend adventures. Suzanne carries a concern for hospitality and a culture of welcoming. Suzanne is often heard before they are seen.

Posted in: Features, Unnamed Quaker Creeds
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When Is a Creed Not a Creed?

Revisiting that of God in every man.

Ann Birch is a member of El Paso (Tex.) Meeting, where she is currently the clerk. She is a librarian, a grandmother, and active in local theater.

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In Which Today’s To‐dos Become Ta‐dahs!

A Friend’s attention to prayer life brings an easy order to life’s juggles.

A member of the Winnebago Worship Group in Wisconsin, Kat Griffith is a former teacher, homeschooler, sustainable agriculture activist, and environmental educator. She is currently active in several Friends organizations, serves as an interpreter, and works on various social justice issues.

Posted in: Features, February 2020
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The Same, But Different: Ministry and the Quaker Pastor

By Phil Baisley. Friends United Press, 2018. 172 pages. $26/hardcover; $20/paperback.

Margaret Webb is the pastoral minister at New Garden Meeting in Greensboro, N.C. She has a bachelor’s from Earlham College and a master of divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. She serves on the Board of Advisors at Earlham School of Religion in Richmond, Ind.

Posted in: Gambling, November 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Food Choices, Relationship, and God

Learning to understand what we are actually hungry for.

Lorene Ludy is a member of Lincoln (Neb.) Meeting. She is a Benedictine Oblate and a Stephen Minister. She likes to eat and hang out with God.

Posted in: June/July 2019: Food Choices, Online Features
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The Monk Within: Embracing a Sacred Way of Life

By Beverly Lanzetta. Blue Sapphire Books, 2018. 400 pages. $19/paperback; $9.99/eBook. One of the more noteworthy movements in current spirituality […]

William Shetter is a member of Bloomington (Ind.) Meeting and the author of My Conversation with Sophia: Reflections on Wisdom’s Contemplative Path.

Posted in: June/July 2019 Books, June/July 2019: Food Choices, 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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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 […]

A physician practicing in Virginia, Margaret Fisher is a member of Herndon (Va.) Meeting and Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s 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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