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Elders Among Us

Take a look around you the next time you gather with your meeting community. You come into meeting for worship [鈥

Mary Kay Glazer is a member of Rochester (N.Y.) Meeting and attends Ticonderoga (N.Y.) Worship Group and Middlebury (Vt.) Meeting. She is a spiritual director and a graduate of the School of the Spirit.


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The Task of the Recording Clerk: Spiritual Exercise and Ministry

For me, the first step in all aspects of living, including recording the minutes of a meeting, is the personal [鈥

Sharon Hoover, a longtime member of Alfred (N.Y.) Meeting, currently attends Lewes (Del.) Worship Group. She has served as recording clerk for local, regional, and yearly meetings.


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Quaker Organizations Welcome New Leaders

In recent months there have been numerous changes in the executive leadership of several Quaker organizations. Some observers have even [鈥

Diana Allinger, an intern with Friends Journal in the fall of 2010, is a senior at Temple University. Several other FJ interns, including Melissa Archer, Patty Cangelosi, Julia Feerrar, and Madeline Schaefer, assisted with the development of this article.


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Reflections on Clerking a Quaker Committee

Soon after I became involved in the Quaker faith, I was told that anytime Quakers meet, it is a meeting [鈥

Storm Evans is a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia. She became a convinced Quaker six years ago, and has clerked or co-clerked three different committees at her meeting. She is a computer consultant to lawyers in the work-a-day world and an avid quilter.


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A Friends Meeting Looks at Money and Time

Palo Alto (Calif.) Meeting was truly inspired by the Friends Journal special issue on Friends and Money (July 2006). I [鈥


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Jeremiah and the Clearness Committee

The clearness committee settled into a hopeful silence. There were only three of them, deliberately a small group. They didn鈥檛 [鈥

Eleanor Jo (Joey) Rodger is a member of Evanston (Ill.) Meeting. She directed the Pendle Hill Peace Network in 2004-05. Currently she serves as associate chaplain for the Evanston Police Dept. and is acting executive director of Peaceable Cities: Evanston, whose goal is the complete elimination of violence in this small city by 2020.


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Stewardship 鈥 Thoughts From a Friend

Although the Kenya-Moses Brown project highlights one way Friends schools in the United States can build relationships with Friends schools [鈥

Galen McNemar Hamann, a member of Friends Meeting at Cambridge (Mass.), is Friends Education Co枚rdinator at Moses Brown School. During her summers she has participated in Verano de los Jovenes with AFSC, volunteered at Monteverde Friends School in Costa Rica, offered workshops on Friends Education for Friends Schools in Bolivia with Bolivian Quaker Education Fund, and traveled to Israel and Palestine on a Peace and Global studies Tour with Earlham College.


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Reading During Meeting for Worship

On occasion, our meeting discusses the propriety of reading during meeting for worship. Some people do. They read Friends Journal, [鈥

Patricia Dewees is a member of Athens (Ohio) Meeting.


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When Quakers Disagree

Guess what? Quakers have disagreements among themselves and in their monthly meetings for business. Nothing unusual about that鈥 we鈥檙e human, [鈥

Arthur, a member of Stony Run Meeting in Baltimore, Md., is associate executive secretary of Friends Committee on National Legislation.


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