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The AFSC and School Desegregation

Prince Edward County, Virginia, 1959–1964 The involvement of the Religious Society of Friends in Prince Edward County dates back to […]

Betsy Brinson is a member of Richmond (Va.) Meeting and the meeting's historian. As a public historian, she has conducted oral history interviews for the Virginia Civil Rights Video Initiative and Richmond Holocaust Museum. A former faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, she has been involved in the production of several film documentaries, for example serving as executive producer of Living the Story: The Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky (58 minutes, 2002), developed from 175 oral history interviews.

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Religious Faith and Civil Liberties

This month marks the 50th anniversary of a conference on civil liberties held at Scattergood School in West Branch, Iowa, […]

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Questions Surrounding Abortion

Abortion is a tragic and divisive issue in our country and in our Religious Society. Much of our lack of […]

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Letter to My Grandchildren

Dear grandchildren, Ever since the bombing of the World Trade Center in New York over two years ago, I have […]

Margaret Hope Bacon, a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, is an author and lecturer. Her most recent book is a novel,Year of Grace. She has four grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren, and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.

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The Conflict over Abolition Activism: What Can We Learn from It?

In 2002, Westbury (N.Y.) Meeting celebrated 300 years of meetinghouses on its site. As coordinator of the celebration, part of […]

Gretchen Haynes is a member and clerk of Westbury (N.Y.) Meeting and the co-author of Mediation: Positive Conflict Management, forthcoming from SUNY Press.

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Jan de Hartog: Activist and Storyteller

In 1963, tiny, unprogrammed Live Oak Meeting in Houston, Texas, started having its Sunday meetings for worship in Jeff Davis […]

Ann Walton Sieber is a journalist and a member of Live Oak Meeting in Houston, Tex. This is an abridgement of "Jan de Hartog: A Captain on the Ocean of Light and Love," which appeared inThe Best of Friends, ed. Chuck Fager, vol. 1, 1998, pp. 24-50. The quoted material in this article comes from the author's interviews with Jan and Marjorie de Hartog. An obituary for Jan de Hartog appeared in Friends Journal in August 2003.

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The Benches of Cobscook (Maine) Meeting

There are five antique Quaker benches at Cobscook (Maine) Meeting. At this point they are in various stages of disrepair. […]

Audrey Snyder, a former English teacher and speech therapist in North Carolina, New York, and Maine, joined Purchase (N.Y.) Meeting in 1956, moved to Maine in 1976, and founded Cobscook (Maine) Meeting in her home in 1977 with the help of others.

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To the Desk Clerk Out There — Thank You

My first two years at college in the early 1970s were more like Apollo 13 than Apollo 11: I realized […]

John Bryer is a member of Uwchlan Meeting in Downingtown, Pa.

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Meeting Quality People

I have just gotten home from a long day at the family health clinic when the phone rings. “This is […]

Melinda Glines is a member of Strawberry Creek Meeting in Berkeley, Calif. Now a resident physician, she was a fourth-year medical student at University of California, Irvine College of Medicine when she wrote this reflection. Reprinted with permission from Western Journal of Medicine, September 2001.

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The Body as Temple

I’ve spent over ten years in the habit of listening to people’s bodies. I let my hands guide my spirit […]

Anna Stookey, a massage therapist and actress, is a new member of Santa Monica (Calif.) Meeting. She is currently earning a graduate degree in Psychology with a concentration in bodymind approaches to healing.

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