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Gambling: A Violation of the Quaker Testimonies

A violation of the Quaker testimonies?

Michael Song is a senior at Friends Academy in Locust Valley, N.Y. He is interested in Quaker values and always strives to apply them in his life.

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Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

By Bill McKibben. Henry Holt and Company, 2019. 304 pages. $28/hardcover; $17/paperback (available January 2020); $2.99/eBook.

Ruah Swennerfelt is a member of Middlebury (Vt.) Meeting. She and Louis Cox live in an all-solar, all-electric home in rural Vermont where they grow most of the vegetables and fruits that they consume year-round. She is the author of Rising to the Challenge: The Transition Movement and People of Faith.

Posted in: Gambling, November 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Skirting Around the Competition

Our introduction to the May issue on “Friendly Competition?”

Gail Whiffen is associate editor of Friends Journal. [email protected]

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A Homeschooler’s Point of View on Competition

My whole life I have been raised as a Quaker homeschooler, so I have not been placed into different classes […]

Finn Rae Kyrie, Grade 6/7, Homeschool in Driftless Area, Wis., attender of Madison (Wis.) Meeting

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, Student Voices Project, Student Voices Project 2019
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Hazel-Mariani

A Tool or a Weapon

The Quaker approach to competition has influenced my life greatly. From my experiences, I’ve learned that competition can be utilized […]

Hazel Mariani, Grade 6, Greene Street Friends School in Philadelphia, Pa.

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James-Bradley

Competing as a Quaker

Competition requires a great deal of hard work and effort. When you begin to compete at a higher level it […]

James Bradley, Grade 9, Westtown School in West Chester, Pa., member of West Chester Meeting

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Felicity-Medina

High School Hierarchy

I cried yesterday. I was sobbing: red, wet, puffy, and gross because of the academic competition I face in school […]

Felicity Medina, Grade 9, Abington Friends School in Jenkintown, Pa.

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Tara-Prakash

Loosening Our Blindfolds

The main point of a competition is to see who is better in a certain arena. Equality is emphasizing and […]

Tara Prakash, Grade 6, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.

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Sophia-Stylianos

Truly Winning at Life

Competition is a big part of the everyday world. It overlaps with the desire for power and the desire for […]

Sophia Stylianos, Grade 6, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.

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Jack-Davis

The Value of Intense Competition

As my dirty, sweaty palm makes contact with my opponent’s, I look him in the eye. He was their striker […]

Jack Davis, Grade 11, Friends Academy in Locust Valley, N.Y.

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