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Milestones December 2014

Births, deaths, and celebrations.

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On Being Good

Opening up those parts of ourselves we keep in the shadows.

Sharon Goens-Bradley works for the American Friends Service Committee and is the Healing Justice Program director in the Twin Cities office in Minnesota. Sharon has a master's degree in counseling psychology and has worked as a mediator, circle keeper, and restorative justice practitioner. She lives in Minneapolis with her wife and daughter.

Posted in: Features, October 2014: Experience of Friends of Color
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The Monkey Who Went to Meeting

A story from a Friend in Costa Rica.

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QVS 2013-2014 orientation with volunteers, staff, and board members.

Coming Alive: Discerning the Next Chapter of Quaker Service

The story behind the founding of Quaker Voluntary Service.

Christina Repoley is the founding executive director of Quaker Voluntary Service. She is a 2002 graduate of Guilford College and a 2011 graduate of Candler School of Theology at Emory University. She lives in Atlanta, Ga., with her husband, Dean, and is a member of Atlanta Meeting.

Posted in: Features, January 2014: Finding a Path
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Among Friends December 2013

The call to call out.

Gabriel Ehri is the executive director of Friends Journal.

Posted in: Among Friends, December 2013: Outside the Quaker Bubble
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A Nightshift Education

Learning the value of an honest job. 鈥淚 had fancied myself a class鈥恈onscious progressive. It shouldn鈥檛 have startled me to [鈥

Martin Kelley is editor of聽Friends Journal and a member of Atlantic City Area (N.J.) Meeting. He blogs at www.quakerranter.org.

Posted in: Features, January 2013: Privilege
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A Young Friend鈥檚 Bookshelf: May 2012

Prayers for All Seasons             By Sophie Piper. Illustrated by Elena Temporin. Lion UK, 2011. 64 [鈥

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Learning to Speak Community

Last fall in a Quakerism 101 group I facilitated at Cincinnati Friends Meeting, a Friend spoke of a recent conversation [鈥

Donne Hayden, MDiv, graduated from Earlham School of Religion in 2006. Since July 2008 she has served as minister for Cincinnati (Ohio) Meeting, a semi-programmed meeting in Wilmington Yearly Meeting.

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Convergence among Friends: From the 鈥楰itchen鈥 to the 鈥楶arlor鈥

Have you ever sensed that the earliest Quakers had a fire that seems to be missing now? What do we [鈥

Robin Mohr, a member of San Francisco (Calif.) Meeting, has a weblog, "What Canst Thou Say?" at http://www.robinmsf.blogspot.com. C. Wess Daniels, a member of Barberton (Ohio) Friends Church, currently lives in Los Angeles where he attends Fuller Seminary; he blogs at http://www.gatheringinlight.com.

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Filming the Life of Gobi Women

Leading, 1997 As I sit in meditation, I see single women lliving a nomadic life鈥攚omen using wool from their sheep [鈥

Sas Carey, co-clerk of Middlebury (Vt.) Meeting, is director of Life Energy Healing School, which helps students learn to follow their leadings. The school meets in Middlebury for four long weekends a year. More information about the school can be found at http://www.lifenergyheal.com. Nomadicare, a nonprofit organization that she founded, supports the sustainability and cultural survival of nomadic peoples, harmonizes traditional and modern medicine, and documents nomadic ways and heart songs for future generations. More information can be found at http://www.nomadicare.org.

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