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Addressing the Differences Among Friends

The painting Fierce Feathers, by James Doyle Penrose, is an iconic Quaker painting. It is set in the state of […]

Howie Baker, a member of Louisville (Ky.) Meeting, plays violin in a local community orchestra. He is deeply involved in the Young Adult Friends network.

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Haunting Presentations

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A Tribute to the Gathering — And to My Father

Nine years ago, my father and I drove from our home in Philadelphia to the 2000 Friends General Conference Gathering […]

Carl Sigmond, a member of Germantown Monthly Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., is a first-year student at Haverford College. This past summer he interned at Friends Journal. He can be reached through his website, http://www.carlsigmond.com.

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Witnessing to Integrity in an Untruthful World

I have to admit, when I think of the traditional Quaker testimonies, Integrity rarely tops the list. It is certainly […]

Shelley E. Cochran is a member of Rochester (N.Y.) Meeting. She has worked with several nonprofit and faith-based agencies and has a special interest in grant writing.

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Clerking: Better and Worse than I Imagined

For the last two years, I have had the good fortune to serve as clerk of our meeting. It was […]

David Drake is clerk of Des Moines Valley (Iowa) Meeting.

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Quaker Baptism

A few years ago I was sitting on the sofa in George and Theresa Walumoli’s living room listening to a […]

David Zarembka is a member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting, sojourning at Lumakanda Friends Church in western Kenya.

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Writing Personal Queries

We Friends have queries instead of creeds. Creeds are statements of beliefs. Queries are questions asking to what degree we […]

Mark S. Cary is a member of Middletown Meeting in Lima, Pa., and works as a biostatistician in the Medical School of University of Pennsylvania.

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Diversity and Unity in the Religious Society of Friends

One of the trickiest tasks before the Religious Society of Friends today is embracing our diversity without losing our center, […]

Lynn Fitz-Hugh, clerk of Eastside Meeting in Bellevue, Wash., is a therapist and a mother.

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Four Pillars of Meeting for Business

In May 2007, the board of the School of the Spirit Ministries, on which I was serving, was in the […]

Debbie Humphries, a member of Hartford (Conn.) Meeting, is a public health nutritionist and teacher with a calling to travel in the ministry. She is currently serving on the steering committee of the School of the Spirit Ministries Call for Support. She travels in the ministry among Friends, primarily within New England Yearly Meeting.

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On Quaker Unity

Unity during meeting for worship for attention to business is familiar to Quakers. It is a commitment to move forward […]

Os Cresson, a retired special education teacher, attends West Branch (Iowa) Meeting.

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