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Spiritual Simplicity

There’s more to simplicity than tidying up our physical spaces.

Andrew Huff served with Quaker Voluntary Service in Boston, Mass. in 2015–16. He attends Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.

Posted in: Features, September 2019
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Selling Out to Niceness

The Religious Society of Friends’ witness is hidden when we elevate niceness over kindness.

Ann Jerome is a member of Orlando (Fla.) Meeting in Southeastern Yearly Meeting. She has twice helped to found worship groups where she lives in Deland, Fla. Recently she served for two years as a Friend in residence at Pendle Hill study center in Wallingford, Pa.

Posted in: Features, September 2019
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Fallen Salem Oak. Photo by essica Waddington.

The Mighty Salem Oak

Remembering a tree that has seen much Lenape and Quaker history over its 600‐year lifespan.

Jessica Waddington is a member of Salem (N.J.) Meeting. She grew up across the street from the historic Salem Oak and Friends Burial Ground, where many of her relatives are buried. She now lives in Cherry Hill, N.J., with her husband, Adam Ross, and their dog, Luna. Mary Julia Street is milestones editor for Friends Journal.

Posted in: Remembrance, September 2019
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Nan Schwab Pendergrast

Pendergrast—Nan Schwab Pendergrast, 98, on December 17, 2018, at her home in Atlanta, Ga. Nan was born on June 17, […]

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Barbara Cooper Rosen

Rosen—Barbara Cooper Rosen, 89, on December 19, 2018, peacefully, at home in Ashland, Ore. Barbara was born on April 10, […]

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Why I’m Not a Pacifist

Third Season’s Featured Video

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Six Seasons of QuakerSpeak

Our pick of noteworthy videos from each season.

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How Does Culture Influence Quaker Worship?

Sixth Season’s Featured Video

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BeatingGuns

Beating Guns: Hope for People Who Are Weary of Violence

By Shane Claiborne and Michael Martin. Brazos Press, 2019. 288 pages. $19.99/paperback or eBook. When two Christian gun owners decided […]

Tom and Sandy Farley are members of Palo Alto (Calif.) Meeting, storytellers, Alternatives to Violence Project facilitators, volunteer booksellers with EarthLight, and co-authors of Earthcare for Children.

Posted in: August 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, QuakerSpeak at Five
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Feeding Young Adults with a Taste of Abundance

Creating connections and building community through food.

Emily Provance, a member of Fifteenth Street Meeting in New York City, is called to a ministry of hearth building. She is an associate of Good News Associates, which supports non-institutional ministries.

NiaDwynwen Thomas, a member of Northampton (Mass.) Meeting, serves as New England Yearly Meeting's Quaker practice and leadership facilitator.

Posted in: Features, June/July 2019: Food Choices
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