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A trek to the semi‐forgotten gravesite of George Fox.
Cameron McWhirter is a journalist and the author of Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America. He is a member of Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting and previously served on the board of trustees for Friends Publishing Corporation, publisher of Friends Journal.Posted in: Features, February 2019
The early Friends have much in common with today’s Black Americans.
Adria Gulizia is an attorney and member of Chatham-Summit Meeting in Chatham Township, N.J., and of the Friends of Jesus Fellowship. She enjoys helping Friends connect to our Quaker heritage, as well as exploring how God is moving within and among us. Adria blogs at shadowofbabylon.com.Posted in: Features, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
FJ Poetry: I see you there in the new snow / Barefoot, afire with the Lord,
Jane Yolen lives in Hatfield, Mass.Posted in: Poetry, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
Returning to a comprehensive Christianity of behavior and belief.
Donne Hayden is a recorded minister and convinced Friend (convinced that all the first Friends were convinced Friends!). She served seven years as minister at Cincinnati (Ohio) Meeting and is still a member. She retired in 2015 and currently works part-time for Wilmington Yearly Meeting as office administrator.Posted in: Online Features, Quakers and Christianity
The present‐tense verbs of George Fox.
A convinced Friend since 1982, Patricia Wild is a member of Friends Meeting at Cambridge (Mass.), where she serves on its Ministry and Counsel and Prison Fellowship Group. Her latest "book, _WellingUp.net_, is an interactive, experimental website that tells a Quaker novel online using podcasts and supplementary materials and links.Posted in: Online Features, Quakers and Christianity
Moving from anxiety and greed to milk and honey.
Lola Georg attends Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. She is a licensed professional counselor in private practice. Previously, she had an extensive career in financial management for nonprofits, including Quaker organizations. She conducts workshops about the spirituality of money (spiritualityofmoney.com). She loves Viv Hawkins, and they live in Philadelphia.Posted in: Features, Meetings and Money
A society of Friends ought to be a natural for friendship with God.
Forrest Curo is a poet and member of San Diego (Calif.) Meeting. He ran the Aardvark Bookstore here from 1985–1998 and founded Street Light (modeled on American Friends Service Committee’s Street Spirit) in 1996. He put in a year at Pendle Hill Conference Center in 2002 in hopes of finding a spiritual handle on the intractable politics of poverty and is now retired.Posted in: Going Viral with Quakerism, Online Features
Losing and then rediscovering Quaker values and community.
Asha Sanaker is a writer and political journalist, regularly featured by the online outlet Countable. She grew up as a member of Adelphi (Md.) Meeting outside of Washington, D.C. and now attends Ithaca (N.Y.) Meeting with her two daughters, Hazel and Ruby.Posted in: Features, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
A largely forgotten Quaker practice brings healing and wholeness once more.
Richard K. Lee and Sarah M. (Sally) Lloyd are members of Red Cedar Meeting in Lansing, Mich.Posted in: Features, Healing
Letting the Higher Power Do It by Anonymous