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Dulany Ogden Bennett

With William Penn, 300 years ago, Dulany Ogden Bennett’s ancestors came to what is now Chester County, in suburban Philadelphia. […]

Kara Newell is a member of Reedwood Friends Church in Portland, Oregon. ©2001 Kara Newell

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Drinking the Living Water: Pilgrimage to Taize

A convinced Friend and former Catholic, I never thought I would agree with the pope about anything … but God […]

Mary Kay Rehard, a member of 57th Street Meeting in Chicago, Ill., lives in Richmond, Indiana, where she attends West Richmond Meeting and teaches her children at home. She and her husband, Patrick Nugent, director of the Institute for Quaker Studies at Earlham, will take students to Taizé's European meeting in Budapest this winter.

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Tom Ewell

Tom Ewell may be one of the few Friends whose clearness committee didn’t clear him on the first try! He […]

Kara Newell is a member of Reedwood Friends Church in Portland, Oregon. © 2001 Kara Newell

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U.S. Quakers: Hybrid Corn?

Years ago I heard our gifted Quaker economist‐philosopher‐poet Kenneth Boulding compare U.S. Quakers to hybrid corn. His interesting observation was […]

William Edgerton is a member of Bloomington (Ind.) Meeting. Gratefully dedicated to the memory of Kenneth Boulding (1910-1993), Quaker economist, philosopher, poet, and spiritual leader.

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Be Thou Perfect

Perfection is not a static state of self‐satisfaction. It not only permits growth, it requires growth. Did not Christ grow […]

Kirsten Backstrom, a member of Multnomah Meeting in Portland, Oregon, is a frequent contributor to Friends Journal.

Posted in: Features, May 2001
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New England Friends in Unity With Nature (NEFUN) Committee

The current work of the NEFUN Committee supports discernment around New England monthly meetings of the faith and practice of […]

Posted in: Features, May 2001
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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 […]

Posted in: April 2001, Features
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The Value of Stillness

Be no more than God hath made thee. Give over thine own willing; give over thine own running; give over […]

Posted in: April 2001, Features
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Spiritual Materialism

A Quality of loss Affecting our Content As Trade had suddenly encroached Upon a Sacrament. —Emily Dickinson Not long ago, […]

Diane Barounis is a clinical social worker and a member of Evanston (Ill.) Meeting. An unexpanded version of this article was first published in the meeting's newsletter.

Posted in: April 2001, Features
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How to Be Happy

The basic question addressed by religion is not “Does God exist?” but rather “How can we find eternal happiness in […]

Peter Bien, a member of Hanover (N.H.) Meeting, is emeritus professor of English and Comparative Literature at Dartmouth College and clerk of the Pendle Hill Publications

Posted in: April 2001, Features
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