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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 [鈥

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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 [鈥

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 [鈥

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 [鈥

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. [鈥

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 鈥 Thank You

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

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. 鈥淭his is [鈥

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鈥檝e spent over ten years in the habit of listening to people鈥檚 bodies. I let my hands guide my spirit [鈥

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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The Gift of Chemical Awareness

My life has brought me many gifts. Some I鈥檝e appreciated, others I鈥檝e sought to return. I鈥檝e discovered that when events [鈥

Alicia Adams (formerly Carter) joined Victoria (B.C.) Meeting in 1974 and is now a member of Berkeley (Calif.) Meeting. She lives in Mimbres, N. Mex., and attends Gila Meeting in Silver City with her partner, Daniel Richards, who also is chemically sensitive. Their e-mail address is [email protected]

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Friends and Fragrances

As the weather improves later in the year, more encounters with other Friends may take place as part of a [鈥

Gerry Glodek worships at Whittier (Iowa) Meeting.

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