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Justice and Respect for People with Mental Illnesses

Lying in an emergency room in 1983, I entered into a hospital stay for mental illness that respected neither my […]


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Can We Provide Financial Resources for Medical Care?

The following was in Reports and Epistles (FJ Mar.): “Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting is concerned that many persons in the […]

Paul Buckley, Richmond, Ind.


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To Tell or Not to Tell

“What is this, some kind of parenting thing?” This, the response from my 35‐year‐old daughter when I informed her that […]

Reprinted with permission from Towards Wholeness (Journal of the Friends Fellowship of Healing), Summer 2001. Henry Stark, a resident of Kendal at Ithaca, N.Y., has contributed several articles to Towards Wholeness and has recently written a book, Sierra Story: Yosemite Adventures and Reflections.


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Our Contributions are Vital, even at the End

The Viewpoint letter “Healthcare at the End of Life” (FJ Oct. 2001) addressed several concerns on which many of us […]

Kirsten Backstrom is a member of Multnomah (Oreg.) Meeting.


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Healthcare at the End of Life

Medical triumphs of the late 20th century in prolonging life present dilemmas that were not contemplated by the prophets and […]


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U.S. Quakers: Hybrid Corn?

Years ago I heard our gifted Quaker economist‐philosopher‐poet Kenneth Boulding compare U.S. Quakers to hybrid corn. His interesting observation was […]

William Edgerton is a member of Bloomington (Ind.) Meeting. Gratefully dedicated to the memory of Kenneth Boulding (1910-1993), Quaker economist, philosopher, poet, and spiritual leader.


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New England Friends in Unity With Nature (NEFUN) Committee

The current work of the NEFUN Committee supports discernment around New England monthly meetings of the faith and practice of […]


Posted in: Features, May 2001
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Spiritual Materialism

A Quality of loss Affecting our Content As Trade had suddenly encroached Upon a Sacrament. —Emily Dickinson Not long ago, […]

Diane Barounis is a clinical social worker and a member of Evanston (Ill.) Meeting. An unexpanded version of this article was first published in the meeting's newsletter.


Posted in: April 2001, Features
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Dear Friends (an Open Letter)

The Oslo Accords have presented the world with misleading images of peace [between Israel and the Palestinians], and now we […]

Jean Zaru, presiding clerk of Ramallah Meeting in the West Bank, wrote this letter in December 2000 to describe conditions in the West Bank from her point of view as a Palestinian.


Posted in: Features, March 2001
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Outreach Is Just Another Word for Sharing

“We are also to be witnesses for God, and to propagate his life in the world, to be instruments in […]

Kathy Hersh is a member of Miami (Fla.) Meeting.


Posted in: Features, February 2001
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