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Nozuko’s Story

Fall 1999, Singisi, South Africa It’s an ordinary autumn day. The chilling wind announces the impending arrival of winter, snapping […]

Susan Winters Cook is a former member of Mullica Hill (N.J.) Meeting. From 1981 to 1997 she was a staff photographer for the Philadelphia Daily News. She traveled to South Africa several times between 1988 and 1994 on her own, partially funded by Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, to document Quaker development and empowerment activities as a response to apartheid and then during the intense time of transition from apartheid to democracy. She began documenting the HIV/AIDS situation in 1995, then returned to South Africa in 1997 permanently. She started a provincial-based AIDS education periodical Ubomi (Xhosa for "Life") in 1997 out of a realization that "the people who needed the information the most were those most at risk—and that was the rural poor." She writes: "The real tragedy of AIDS in South Africa for me was, having seen what the parents endured and sacrificed to ensure a better future for their children, to discover that many of those young people would not live to accept that gift of freedom."

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Friends Neighborhood Guild: A Quaker Presence in Philadelphia

The Beginnings In 1879, as an expression of concern for their new immigrant neighbors, Friends in the Northern Liberties section […]

Pamela Haines, a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, has been on the board of Friends Neighborhood Guild since 1995. Also a writer, some of her essays appear at http://pamelascolumn.blogspot.com.

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A Visit to Kamenge AIDS Clinic

On January 19, 2005, I visited the Kamenge aids clinic in Bujumbura, Burundi. The program is run by Friends Women’s […]

David Zarembka is coordinator of African Great Lakes Initiative of Friends Peace Teams. A member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting, he is sojourning at St. Louis (Mo.) Meeting.

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There are alternatives to giving up meat

I feel the need to speak up in response to Gracia Fay Ellwood’s article “Are Animals Our Neighbors” (FJ April). […]

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Watu Wa Amani Conference

I was invited to attend the Watu Wa Amani (People of Peace) conference in Limuru, Kenya, at the Brakenhurst Baptist […]

David Zarembka is coordinator of African Great Lakes Initiative of Friends Peace Teams. A member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting, he is sojourning at St. Louis (Mo.) Meeting.

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Recollections of a World War II Conscientious Objector

During World War II, 12,000 men from as many as 200 religious groups received the conscientious objector classification, “4‐E,” under […]

Larry Miller, a member of Doylestown (Pa.) Meeting, is a former general secretary of Friends General Conference and has served on the staff of American Friends Service Committee in various capacities over several decades.

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The Second Ohio Separation

Author’s note: Throughout this article, the terms “Gurneyite” and “Wilburite” will be used to refer to two groups of Friends, […]

Paul Buckley is a Quaker theologian and historian living in Richmond, Ind., where he attends Clear Creek Meeting. His most recent book is Twenty-First Century Penn, a collection of five of William Penn's theological works in modern English.

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Hiroshima/Nagasaki Unresolved: A Present Danger

On August 19, 2003, the Washington Post carried a front‐page story and picture headlined “Enola Gay, Waiting in the Wings […]

Marjorie A. Smith, a retired social worker, is a member of State College (Pa.) Meeting and a former member and founder of Dayton (Ohio) Meeting.

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Gentle Persuader and Loyal Friend: Mary Stone McDowell

In December 1955 the New York Times published an obituary, titled “Mary McDowell, Peace Crusader.” The subtitle read: “Teacher Dismissed […]

Mary Lee Morrison is a member of Hartford (Conn.) Meeting and teaches, writes, and consults on peace education. This article is a revised version of a paper presented at the 2003 Friends Association for Higher Education conference held at Pendle Hill and Swarthmore College.

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Kathleen Lonsdale

Kathleen Yardley Lonsdale (1903–1971) may be just the spiritual companion you need. Though she is a person of breathtaking energy […]

Brian Drayton is a member of Weare (N.H.) Meeting.

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