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Toward a More Balanced Analysis of Zionism

Steve Chase, in his Reflection “Recovering a Forgotten Zionist Vision for Peace?” in the April issue of Friends Journal, offers […]

Allan Kohrman, a retired professor of history and English, is a member of Wellesley (Mass.) Meeting. His pamphlet Quakers and Jews is available from QuakerBooks of FGC.

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Seekers and Shooters: A Quaker Photojournalist Reflects on Witnessing

By the time I graduated from college, I had burned out as an activist. I’d spent years telling people, stridently, […]

Michael Forster Rothbart, a member of Ann Arbor (Mich.) Meeting, currently attends Butternuts Meeting in Oneonta, N.Y. He recently returned from two years in Chernobyl on a Fulbright Fellowship to photograph and interview people who still live near the site of the nuclear disaster. His photographs are traveling on exhibit; see http://www.afterchernobyl.com for details.

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Friends and the Understanding of Reason and Equality

[That] man, as he is a rational creature, hath reason as a natural faculty of his soul, by which he […]

Caroline Whitbeck, a member of Northampton (Mass.) Meeting, was trained as an analytical philosopher and is a professor emerita of Ethics at Case Western Reserve University.

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On Not Becoming Complacent

Like many—if not most—emerging religious movements, Quakerism arose in 17th‐century England in a posture of challenging the established authority. This […]

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Seven Thousand Miles to Find a New Friend

What role can Quaker education play in building bridges of understanding across the world? To answer that question, fourth grade […]

Carolyn Garth, an attender at Westport (Mass.) Meeting, teaches fourth grade at Moses Brown School and serves on the school’s Global Studies Task Force, which has been instrumental in the Kenya partnership. Elizabeth Grumbach also teaches fourth grade at the school and serves as co-clerk of the All- School Diversity Committee. She has self-published a series of children’s travel books. Matt Glendinning, head of Moses Brown School, has previously served at Moorestown Friends and Germantown Friends schools. Moses Brown is a day school in Providence, R.I., that enrolls 785 students.

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Class Privilege and Schools Among Modern Friends

A substantial portion of members of the Religious Society of Friends likes to proclaim its liberalism; some Friends even wrap […]

Larry Ingle, a member of Chattanooga (Tenn.) Meeting, is a historian. He is the author of Quakers in Conflict: The Hicksite Reformation and First Among Friends: George Fox and the Creation of Quakerism.

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Why Do the Obamas, Bidens, and Clintons Choose Friends Schools?

When Malia Obama, then 12, and her sister Sasha, then 7, started school January 5, 2009, at Sidwell Friends School […]

Brenda Beadenkopf, a journalist and former newspaper editor, is a member of Concord Meeting in Concordville, Pa., with dual membership in Penn Friends Community Church in Cassopolis, Mich., near her home in Niles. She feels a calling to build bridges between unprogrammed and programmed meetings. She is writing a book about her late father, Quaker pacifist and activist Charles C. Walker, who worked in both the Civil Rights and peace movements.

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How Quaker Are We? Reflections on the Character of George Fox University

September 9, 1891, marked the official opening of Pacific College in Newberg, Oregon—later to be renamed George Fox College and […]

Jamie R. Johnson, a member of Newberg (Oreg.) Friends Church, is director of the Friends Leadership Program at George Fox University in Newberg.

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Kicked by God: A Journey into Public Schoolteaching

The late Korean Quaker Ham Sok Han once said that on his life journey he was “kicked by God” onto […]

Kitty Taylor Mizuno is a member of Haddonfield (N.J.) Meeting, where she serves on the Religious Education Committee and chairs the Ad Hoc Group on Racial Justice and Equality. She is also on Philadelphia Yearly Meeting's Ministry for Racial Justice and Equality in the Religious Society of Friends.

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Halloween, Quaker Style

October is a month in which Quaker culture and popular culture collide. Controversy swirls about the celebration of Halloween. Quaker […]

Michael Zimmerman is head of school at Friends School Haverford (Pa.) and the former director of the lower school at Friends Select School in Philadelphia, Pa.

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