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How Does Culture Influence Quaker Worship

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Antisemitism: Here and Now

By Deborah E. Lipstadt. Schocken Books, 2019. 304 pages. $25.95/hardcover; $12.99/eBook. In early March of 2019, news sources across the […]

David Austin is a member of Haddonfield (N.J.) Meeting. He lives in Marlton, N.J., where he teaches middle school world and Holocaust history.

Posted in: August 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, QuakerSpeak at Five
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Richard Rohr: Essential Teachings on Love

By Richard Rohr, edited by Joelle Chase and Judy Traeger. Orbis Books, 2018. 288 pages. $22/paperback; $18.50/eBook. In the classic […]

Rob Pierson is a member of Albuquerque (N.M.) Meeting and a graduate of the Master of Ministry program at Earlham School of Religion. Like Richard Rohr, he is an Enneagram 1, so an engineer, Quaker, and recovering perfectionist who worries that his life and this review still aren’t quite right.

Posted in: August 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, QuakerSpeak at Five
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The Doctor of Flowers

By Rachel Blum. 3: A Taos Press, 2018. 99 pages. $24/paperback. In her splendid poetry collection The Doctor of Flowers, […]

Bob Dixon-Kolar is an assistant professor of English at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Ill. He and his family are members of Evanston (Ill.) Meeting.

Posted in: August 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, QuakerSpeak at Five
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Writing Opp: Friends and Gambling

Is our witness against gambling a testimony that still matters or has it become outdated? Looking for 1200–2500 word submissions, […]

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.

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Foodways and Folkways

Among Friends: Our introduction to the June‐July 2019 issue on Food Choices.

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.

Posted in: Among Friends, June/July 2019: Food Choices
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Lila-Safavi

From Competition to Cooperation

My first exposure to competitive club travel sports was a difficult one, primarily because of the attitude and actions of […]

Lila Safavi, Grade 6, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, Student Voices Project, Student Voices Project 2019
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Growth and Learning

I used to wrestle… One time, after losing a match, I sat back down on the bench, changing my shoes […]

Wielond Kirby, Grade 8, Medford Memorial Middle School, member of Medford Meeting, both in Medford, N.J.

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My Revelation with Quaker Competition

I used to despise competition. Growing up with siblings, our lives were devoted to one‐upping each other and proving who […]

Carluccio Horton, Grade 9, Westtown School in West Chester, Pa.

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How I Found God in Competitive Sports

How can we explore the edge of our abilities?

Jon Watts is a Quaker living in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pa. He enjoys volleyball, tennis, and trying to beat his own record for hiking the length of the Wissahickon Valley. When he’s not competing, Jon is interviewing Quakers for the QuakerSpeak project or composing Quaker-related music.

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