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Barbara Dale graduated from Earlham College in Indiana with a major in biology in 2015. She participated in Quaker Voluntary Service in Philadelphia, Pa., from 2015 to 2016, and currently works in development for a Quaker values-based affordable housing organization. She lives cooperatively with seven humans in West Philadelphia.
Posted in: Features, Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem
The fractured nature of the Quaker community breaks a Friend’s heart
Kate Pruitt is lab director at a small hospital in North Carolina. After farming organically for 18 years, she returned to her home state to escape the weather and find community. Connecting and exploring the Quaker way beginning in 2005 has opened up her spiritual path.
Posted in: Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem, The FJ Blog
By Michael McCarthy. New York Review Books, 2016. 273 pages. $24.95/hardcover; $14.99/eBook. “People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.” —Iris Murdoch, A Fairly Honourable Defeat The Moth Snowstorm is not about moths, but instead is part autobiography, part nature […]
Ruah Swennerfelt is a member of Burlington (Vt.) Meeting. She currently serves as clerk of New England Yearly Meeting’s Earthcare Ministry Committee and is author of Rising to the Challenge: The Transition Movement and People of Faith.
Posted in: June/July 2017 Books, Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem
Lohmann—Jeanne Ruth Ackley Lohmann, 93, on September 26, 2016, at home in Olympia, Wash., with family close by. Jeanne was born on May 9, 1923, in Arcanum, Ohio, the oldest of three children. She attended Otterbein College for a year studying French
Stokes—Ann Richardson Stokes, 85, on November 20, 2016, at home in West Chesterfield, N.H. Ann was born on June 9, 1931, in Moorestown, N.J., to Lydia Babbott and S. Emlen Stokes. A lifelong Quaker, she grew up in Moorestown Meeting and graduated from Moorestown Friends School. She attended Goddard College, and in 1959 built a […]
Student Voices: “Under your administration, many of my friend’s families would be deported, never to be seen again. I can assure you that while they may not be citizens, they are every bit as much patriotic Americans, no different from me. And in light of this, I urge you to do what is beneficial for […]
Student Voices: “Consider the importance of family values and the future of the children, and help them grow by educating them without discrimination and racism. Don’t construct the big wall to divide Latinos from people in the United States, no matter what their color or where we come from.”
Though I am just a 14-year-old girl caught between two worlds, I would like to offer you some advice
Student Voices: “Though many families do enter the United States illegally, there should be a process for them to correct their mistake in a faster way than is available now. I believe that instead of coming in with drugs and crime, they are coming in with hope, faith, and wonder.”
Student Voices: “Many other people that have worked for you have similar stories. If you stop immigration you’re not going to have as many people to build your hotels. I wouldn’t try to stop immigration if I were president; I’d try to make it easier.”
A tale of a Quaker summertime romance.
Pete Dybdahl lives on Long Island, N.Y., and attends Matinecock Meeting in Locust Valley, N.Y.
Posted in: Features, Quaker Summers
QuakerSpeak DVDs on Sale Now
Consensus Decision Making in Eusocial Organisms by Barbara Dale
What We Cannot Do Alone by Noah Merrill
Worshiping Online by Rachel Guaraldi
Finally Breaking Down the Hedge? by Thomas Hamm
Turning Somersaults in the Quaker Ecosystem by Margaret Fraser
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