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Why I Identify as Quaker

The question is not if God exists, but what is the nature of God.

Kurt H. Parkum lives in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Posted in: The State of Quaker Institutions, Viewpoint
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Nancy Fitts Donaldson

Donaldson—Nancy Fitts Donaldson, 93, on September 26, 2019, at White Horse Village in Newtown Square, Pa. Nancy was born on […]

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The Next Testimony

Can Friends model a new kind of Christian governance?

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

Posted in: Features, Unnamed Quaker Creeds
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The Importance of Noise During Silent Worship

Sometimes we need the buses, dogs, and loud neighbors to enter the deepest silence of the meetinghouse.

Ben Handy is a member of Frankford Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. He has a boring job and a lovely family. He mostly spends his free time trying to figure out where he put his glasses, and why he can never seem to get anything done.

Posted in: Features, February 2020
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I Think I Understand Now

Watching someone’s drug use spiral out of control.

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

Posted in: 2020, Drugs, Features
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The Cass Corridor neighborhoods on the west end of Midtown Detroit, Michigan, 1990s. Photos © Michael Brozovic, Detroit, Mich.

The Liturgy of Me

The rhythms of a life stuck in a daily cycle of brokenness and violence.

r. scot miller attends Red Cedar Meeting in Lansing, Mich., with his spouse, Jenn, and their family. He holds graduate degrees from Earlham School of Religion (MA and MDiv) and Grand Valley State University (MSW). He is currently a PhD student at Chicago Theological Seminary.

Posted in: Drugs, Features
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Let Your Life Speak

A crossword puzzle for Friends of all ages to enjoy!

Laura Taylor Kinnel, who was once a young Friend, is a member of Newtown (Pa.) Meeting.

Posted in: Features, Quaker Kids
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Money and Soul: Quaker Faith and Practice and the Economy

By Pamela Haines. Christian Alternative Books, 2019. 80 pages. $10.95/paperback; $5.99/eBook.

Steve Chase is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and the Academic Initiatives manager at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict.

Posted in: Gambling, November 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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R. Arnold Ricks III

Ricks—R. Arnold Ricks III, 94, on February 24, 2018, at home in Bennington, Vt. Arnold was born on August 23, […]

Posted in: Gambling, Milestones
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Friends leaving Lumakanda Friends Church after the morning church service. Photo courtesy of David Zarembka.

Life at Lumakanda Friends Church

An American Friend looks at the strong community at his Kenyan church.

David Zarembka is a Quaker peace activist in Eastern Africa. Since 2007, he has lived in Lumakanda, a small town in western Kenya, with his Kenyan wife, Gladys Kamonya. David writes a weekly blog, Reports from Kenya, on current happenings in East Africa. To sign up, contact him at [email protected]

Posted in: Features, Friends in Africa
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