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New England Yearly Meeting Friends Explore Their Relationship with Friends United Meeting

At its 2011 annual sessions in August, New England Yearly Meeting held a panel discussion to advance Friends’ discernment of […]


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Encouraging Each Other’s Faith and Truths

My thoughts about Friends United Meeting and its relationship with Friends in New England have changed a lot over the […]

Hannah Zwirner is a lifelong attender of Beacon Hill Meeting in Boston and of New England Yearly Meeting. She is currently studying religion and history at Harvard Extension School. Over the years as she has grown into the adult community in NEYM, she has felt a strong calling to help the yearly meeting learn to communicate effectively with each other and to involve Young Adult Friends in both worship and business.


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Love Is Rigorous

I am embarrassed but glad to confess that for many years now, a watchword for me has been the title […]

Brian Drayton, an ecologist working in science education, is a member of Weare (N.H.) Meeting in New England Yearly Meeting, and a recorded minister. He is the author of On Living with a Concern for Gospel Ministry, and more recently the Pendle Hill Pamphlet James Nayler Speaking.


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Meeting at the Center

We are all part of the same Quaker family. We are called to love one another, and to be reconciled […]

Bruce Birchard is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting. He recently retired after 19 years of service as General Secretary of Friends General Conference. He has been encouraged to develop the entirety of “Meeting at the Center” into a Pendle Hill pamphlet. This is an excerpt from “Meeting at the Center: Living Love and Reconciling One to Another,” Bruce Birchard’s plenary address at the 2011 Friends General Conference Gathering of Friends held in Iowa.


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Called

And the word of the Lord was rare in those days; there was no frequent vision. —1 Samuel 3:1 “You […]

Marcelle Martin is a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. She leads retreats and workshops related to spiritual life, and is completing a book telling the story of the communal shift of consciousness made by early Friends.


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On a Mission to Heal the Planet

Risking esteem and friendship to speak truth through Friends ministry interviewed by Shirley Dodson Amanda, what motivated you to apply […]

Amanda Kemp, a member of Lancaster (Pa.) Meeting, is the founder of Theatre for Transformation, a company that has reached over 7,000 people since its launch in 2007, and the author of a forthcoming book, The Ancestors are Calling: Your Guide to Forgiveness and Creating a Life of Purpose. Shirley Dodson, a member of the Middletown Meeting in Lima, Pa., is director of communications at Pendle Hill.


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Service in the Friends Ambulance Unit

In October 1944, it was my privilege to be one of the Canadian conscientious objectors who had volunteered for service […]

Edwin V. Abbott, a member of Simcoe-Muskoka Meeting in Ontario, Canada, is a retired physician.


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Still Asking: Who Is Our Neighbor?

Third day of the Eighth Month, 2008 Dear Friends, On the last day of Western Yearly Meeting’s 2008 Annual Session, […]

Jennifer Chapin-Smith is a member of Adelphi (Md.) Monthly and Baltimore Yearly Meeting. (BYM is affiliated with both FUM and Friends General Conference).


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The Spirit of Pendle Hill and the Origin of Quaker Institute for the Future

When I first came to Pendle Hill in the spring of 1965, Alan Hunter was visiting from Los Angeles. I […]

Keith Helmuth, a member of New Brunswick Monthly Meeting in Canada, is a founding member of the Board of Trustees of Quaker Institute for the Future, on which he serves as secretary.


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Writing Midrash at Pendle Hill

It was a workshop at Pendle Hill that led me to discover more of myself and of the Bible through […]

Ron Pudlo, a member of New Garden Meeting in Greensboro, N.C., is a practicing pediatrician who writes for pleasure and spiritual practice. The stories in this article are part of a book of contemporary midrashim he hopes to publish someday.


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