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Sustainability for the Rest of Us

As I commit increasingly to obedience to God, I have become more confused about my place in the movement towards [鈥

Diane Pasta is a member of Palo Alto (Calif.) Meeting. She currently serves as clerk for the Ben Lomand Quaker Center Association board.

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Please respect the need for privacy

Every year, I eagerly await the Gathering. It is the one week of the year that is completely mine. I [鈥

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Strengths, Weaknesses, and Clerking

I was minding my own business one day when the idea came to me that someday, someone would ask me [鈥

Mariellen Gilpin is a member of Urbana-Champaign (Ill.) Meeting. She edits What Canst Thou Say? quarterly newsletter on Quakers, mystical experience, and contemplative practice.

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Accessibility and Worship

Introduction Most people will find themselves with a serious long鈥恡erm limitation of mobility, hearing, sight, mental capacity, or emotional functioning [鈥

Judy Kruger is a member of Haddonfield (N.J.) Meeting.

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Love and Accountability

I started thinking about issues of responsibility for people with progressive, long鈥恡erm disabilities because of my friend Teddie. (For Teddie [鈥

Diane Pasta and her spouse, Lex Bumm, have relocated from Salmon Bay Meeting in Seattle, Wash., to Palo Alto Meeting in Calif., where Diane is near her mother, brother, and nephew. She loves her daily morning routine of writing, swimming outdoors, and doing The New York Times crossword puzzle. A retired middle school math teacher, Diane tutors part-time.

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Unbounded Compassion

On my first day at the 2003 Washington, D.C., Animal Rights Conference, I noticed a young woman pushing a teenage [鈥

Clark Tibbits is a member of Celo Meeting in Burnsville, N.C.

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No Doubt

Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love. (Jer. 31:3) I don鈥檛 usually feel sleepy in meeting for worship, [鈥

The author's name has been withheld and names have been changed to protect the privacy of the family.

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The Fruits of Service at the Gathering: A First-Timer鈥檚 Lesson

The prompting came during a time of worship I had set aside for seeking clarity for a ministry to which [鈥

Hamsa O'Doherty is a member of Lancaster (Pa.) Meeting, where she serves on the Worship and Ministry and the Outreach committees. She is a founder of Deaf Friends Fellowship ([email protected]). She is a professional sign language interpreter and a Deaf Awareness and Sign Language educator, mentored by members of the deaf community. As used in this article, "deaf community" refers to those for whom American Sign Language is their primary language, and those in close affiliation with them. Friends Journal does not uppercase this phrase in line with its practice of minimizing capitalization.

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Including Deaf Quakers

It has been my experience that when Quakers discuss diversity, they usually think of those of color or those with [鈥

Barbara Luetke-Stahlman, a member of Penn Valley Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri, currently attends Dallas (Tex.) Meeting. She is an educational consultant for ESL, reading, and deafness, and she teaches sign language at a local high school. She is interested in contact with deaf Quakers: [email protected]

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Raising a Deaf Child

Our adventure into diversity began as an arrogance of the human spirit. If this comes across as very personal, it [鈥

Paula Laughlin teaches chemistry and biology at Freedom High School in Bethlehem, Pa. She and her family are members of Doylestown (Pa.) Meeting.

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