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The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom

By Helen Thorpe. Scribner, 2017. 396 pages. $28/hardcover; $18/paperback (available in September); $14.99/eBook. Imagine if you can that you are, […]

Dave Austin is a member of Haddonfield (N.J.) Meeting. He lives in Marlton, N.J., where he teaches middle school world history. He is currently at work on a young adult novel about the Holocaust in France.

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Rolling Through Fox Country

In September 2010, I was privileged to organize a tour of Fox country for a group from my yearly meeting. […]

Herb Haigh is a member of St. Petersburg (Fla.) Meeting.

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Parting Time

The end came early and unexpectedly for my friend Sue, and in a few days I will join her family […]

Stephen Redding is a member of Richland Meeting in Quakertown, Pa. He owns and, with the help of his family, operates the Happy Tree Ltd., a tree and landscaping company and nursery in Green Lane, Pa. a mystic, he is the author of two books, Something More and More or Less. See http://www.stephenredding.com.

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The 2009 Quaker Women’s Conference: Radical Woman — Abiding Love!

In order to hear another’s perspective, one must be an open channel: to the other person’s needs, expressions, to your […]

Pamela Draper, a member of London Grove (Pa.) Meeting, is currently worshiping with the West Philadelphia Worship Group. She is a graduate student studying music therapy at Temple University and is a member of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Young Adult Friends Working Group.

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A Tribute to the Gathering — And to My Father

Nine years ago, my father and I drove from our home in Philadelphia to the 2000 Friends General Conference Gathering […]

Carl Sigmond, a member of Germantown Monthly Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., is a first-year student at Haverford College. This past summer he interned at Friends Journal. He can be reached through his website, http://www.carlsigmond.com.

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At the Gathering: A Lesson on Invisibility

Although I have less to report about the 2009 summer Gathering than I would prefer, due to another long week […]

Hilary B. Bisenieks, a member of Goshen Meeting in West Chester, Pa., attends Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, N.C., where he studies Creative Writing and English Literature and works on the school's recycling crew. He writes science fiction and fantasy. This past summer he interned at Friends Journal.

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Sandy’s Orders

Sandy Mershon grew up in a large Catholic family, one of eight children, all brought up in the faith of […]

Mary Ann Downey is a member of Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting.

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Visiting Agatha

I was an untrained amateur leading a self‐ help group for the mentally ill. Statistics were grim: in my first […]

Mariellen O. Gilpin is a member of Urbana-Champaign (Ill.) Meeting. This article recounts an experience she had 20 years ago. She didn't cry then—the pain was too deep for tears—but she did cry one night when instead of sleeping she finally committed it to words.

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The Mystery of Being a Neighbor

Toward the end of my Gathering workshop I wrote, “Fear that this experience will have no significant impact on my […]

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On Listening

When I ask you to listen to me and you start by giving advice, you have not done what I […]

This short article from the October 1, 1984, issue of Friends Journal is being reprinted in response to a suggestion from a reader. Ralph Roughton's reflections on listening were discussed at a meeting of the Older Friends Group of Hartford (Conn.) Meeting and were first published in the meeting's newsletter in April 1981.

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