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Counselor Orientation ’99

A tale of a Quaker summertime romance.

Pete Dybdahl lives on Long Island, N.Y., and attends Matinecock Meeting in Locust Valley, N.Y.

Posted in: Features, Quaker Summers
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Sweet Ol’ Camp Tunes

The sound of guitars, pianos, and voices of camp.

Kyle Weinman is a tenth-grader at Friends School of Baltimore. He likes soccer, chess, and documenting his exciting experiences through literature. He has been attending Echo Hill Summer Camp in Worton, Md., for the past six years.

Posted in: Online Features, Quaker Summers
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Du Iz Tak?

By Carson Ellis. Candlewick Press, 2016. 48 pages. $16.99/hardcover. Recommended for ages 4–8. On the opening pages of Du Iz […]

Margaret T. Walden is a school librarian, retired from Friends School in Detroit, and now a member of Cleveland (Ohio) Meeting.

Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, Quaker Summers, Young Friends Bookshelf
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Making my Bed

FJ Poetry: “I unfolded the map of the pillowcase…”

Bob Elmendorf lives in Malden Bridge, N.Y.

Posted in: AFSC Centennial, Poetry
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Darkness and Light

Lives of Friends

Mary Jean Port is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee. Her chapbook of poems, The Truth About Water, was published in 2009 by Finishing Line Press. She lives in Minneapolis and teaches at the Loft Literary Center. She is a 20-year member of Minneapolis (Minn.) Meeting.

Posted in: Giving and Philanthropy, Lives of Friends
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Grounding Friends Presence on Capitol Hill

Creating a space where all people are welcome, heard, and respected.

Beth Henricks is a member of Western Yearly Meeting and Indianapolis First Friends Meeting (Ind.), where she also serves as director of Christian Education and Family Ministries. Beth is a long-serving member of FCNL's governance and clerk of the capital campaign committee. Beth is a divinity student at Earlham School of Religion.

Posted in: August 2016: Quaker Spaces, Features
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The Dwelling Place Within

While traveling to unusual worship places, a Friend discovers the sacred dwelling space within.

Lola Georg is a member of Media (Pa.) Meeting. Currently, she is a licensed professional counselor in private practice. Previously, she had an extensive career in financial management for nonprofit organizations, including Quaker organizations. She loves Viv Hawkins, and they live in Philadelphia, Pa.

Posted in: August 2016: Quaker Spaces, Features
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Meditation Is an Open Sky: Mindfulness for Kids

By Whitney Stewart, illustrated by Sally Rippin. Albert Whitman & Company, 2015. 32 pages. $16.99/hardcover; $6.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 4–8. […]

Lisa Rand lives on a small farm in Berks County, Pa. She writes the blog Light to Read By at lighttoreadby.wordpress.com.

Posted in: May 2016 Young Friends Bookshelf, May 2016: Gender and Sexuality, Quaker Book Reviews
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GreenFaith: Mobilizing God’s People to Save the Earth

By Fletcher Harper. Abingdon Press, 2015. 178 pages. $19.99/paperback or eBook. In the glut of supposedly “eco‐friendly” products, it’s tempting […]

Rob Pierson is a member of Albuquerque (N.M.) Meeting, a graduate of Earlham School of Religion, and a systems engineer with a particular interest in pilgrimage, nature, sacred space, and the intimate relation of science and faith.

Posted in: February 2016, February 2016 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Hana in Spring

FJ Poetry: “Spring reminds her of her garden in Iraq…”

Christine E. Black lives in Charlottesville, Va.

Posted in: January 2016: Quakers and the Political Process, Poetry
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