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Cadbury Christmas

By Sharon Hoover In the December 15, 1983, issue of Friends Journal , Quaker scholar Henry J. Cadbury reported that […]

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The Devine Center and Communal Nurture

“You will say, Christ saith this, and the apostles saith this, but what canst thou say? Art thou a child […]

Lynn Fitz-Hugh, clerk of Eastside Meeting in Bellevue, Wash., is a therapist. This "was given" to her as a message while visiting Arizona Half-Yearly Meeting of Intermountain Yearly Meeting.

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On The Value Of Conflict

Unresolved conflict can leave a relationship so broken that people are unable to find a way back to one other.

George Lakey, a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, is a nonviolent activist, author, and the founder of Training for Change. This article is adapted from a plenary speech at the 2010 Friends General Conference Gathering.

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When Quakers Disagree

Guess what? Quakers have disagreements among themselves and in their monthly meetings for business. Nothing unusual about that— we’re human, […]

Arthur, a member of Stony Run Meeting in Baltimore, Md., is associate executive secretary of Friends Committee on National Legislation.

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Heavenly Tones: Stylized Vocal Ministry of the 18th and 19th Centuries

We contemporary Friends tend to idealize Friends from earlier times—they stayed close to the Spirit, we think. They knew what […]

Donne Hayden (Earlham School of Religion, 2006) serves as a minister for Cincinnati (Ohio) Meeting, a semi-programmed meeting in Wilmington Yearly Meeting.

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Class Privilege and Schools Among Modern Friends

A substantial portion of members of the Religious Society of Friends likes to proclaim its liberalism; some Friends even wrap […]

Larry Ingle, a member of Chattanooga (Tenn.) Meeting, is a historian. He is the author of Quakers in Conflict: The Hicksite Reformation and First Among Friends: George Fox and the Creation of Quakerism.

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No Swearing for 250 Years

For over 350 years, members of the Religious Society of Friends have maintained that it is wrong to swear an […]

David W. T. Brattston, a Lutheran, is a retired lawyer and judge on minor tribunals, who lives in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. In both capacities he administered and deposed many oaths and solemn affirmations.

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Quaker Committees? Witness for Support of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

On September 13, 2007, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by the UN General […]

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Heeding Our Inner Signals

Commuting from the northeast suburbs of Philadelphia, I have close to 40 minutes each direction of undisturbed time (thanks to […]

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The Trail We Leave Behind Us

Learning from My Neighbors It’s a great honor to be together to listen and speak and have a conversation. I […]

Shane Claiborne, a self-described "hellfire and damnation preacher, writer, and circus performer," is a founding partner of The Simple Way, a faith community in inner-city Philadelphia that has been a model for radical faith communities around the world.

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