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Silent Bodies: My Struggle with an Eating Disorder

Quakers and the spirituality of food and the body. Podcast available.

Madeline Schaefer grew up attending Radnor (Pa.) Meeting outside of Philadelphia. She currently lives in West Philadelphia in a big house with lots of house meetings and good conversation. When she is not riding her bicycle around the city, she can be found doing yoga, writing poetry, and collecting stories.

Posted in: Features, March 2015
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Forum December 2014

Letters from our readers.

Posted in: December 2014, Forum
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We Think He Might Be a Boy

Raising a transgender child.

Su Penn writes about the Tiny Tornado, homeschooling, adoption, Quakerism, and much more at聽tapeflags.blogspot.com.

Posted in: August 2013: Parenting, Features
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Meant to Be For Some Purpose

I was 47 when I drove four other rabbis in my teal Windstar minivan from Philadelphia to the Catskills for [鈥

Jacob J. Staub is a writer, rabbi and teacher. He serves as Professor of Jewish Philosophy and Spirituality at The Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote, Pa.聽He can be reached at聽jacobstaub.net.

Posted in: August 2012: Sustainable Travel, Departments
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Blessings by Accident

Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for [鈥

Posted in: April 2001, Features
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On Seeking Membership (and Other Things)

After seven years of regular attendance at University Friends Meeting, Seattle, I decided to seek membership in the Religious Society [鈥

Dana B. Standish is a member of University Friends Meeting in Seattle, Washington. 漏 2001 Dana B. Standish

Posted in: April 2001, Features
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Looking at the Stars: Two Quaker Women Astronomers

Each summer when I was a little girl, my grand-mother鈥檚 cousin, Marjorie Williams, and her father would visit our family. [鈥

Marjorie Pickett Xavier is a Friend who grew up in Indiana and graduated from Earlham College. She lives in Hayward, California, and works for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in San Francisco.

Posted in: April 2001, Features
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Heron Reflections

On the road home from the wedding of Muriel Bishop and Douglas Summers, reunited after many years apart, a beautiful, [鈥

Caroline Balderston Parry, a member of Ottawa (Ont.) Meeting, is seeking a publisher for a book-length collection of Heron Reflections.

Posted in: Features, March 2001
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The Fruit of Her Hands

My mother had intended to get rid of the old pillows. Taking them out her back door one summer day, [鈥

Rebecca A. Payne is a member of Red Cedar Meeting in Lansing, Michigan. She is a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service.

Posted in: Features, February 2001
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