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Friends and the Interfaith Peace Movement

Our country and the world were shaken to the core by the events of September 11, 2001. In response, we […]

Anthony Manousos is a member of Santa Monica (Calif.) Meeting and the editor of Friends Bulletin. He serves on Friends General Conference's Christian Interfaith Relations Committee, on South Coast Interfaith Council (in Long Beach), and on Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace (in Pasadena). He is the author of the pamphlet Islam from a Quaker Perspective (2002).

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Strengthening Interfaith Connections Locally

My experiences visiting and living abroad have been a major influence on what I hope, as a Quaker, to emphasize […]

Judith Brown, a member and currently the clerk of Agate Passage Meeting in Bainbridge Island, Wash., is Friends Journal's poetry editor.

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Challenging Certainty

I believe that Friends are called to reflect anew on our relationship with animals. This concern dates back at least […]

Scott Simon hosts Weekend Edition-Saturday on National Public Radio. His most recent book is Pretty Birds, a novel set during the siege of Sarajevo. He is a former member of Northside Meeting in Chicago, Ill., and Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.). He now irregularly attends Friends meetings in New York City (Morningside, Fifteenth Street) and other places. He is the author of two recent Friends Journal articles: "Reflections on the Events of September 11" (Dec. 2001) and "To Friends Journal Readers: A Response" (May 2003). He has been asked to speak about some of his dissonant ideas at various Quaker schools and forums, and he is grateful for the warmth, courtesy, and fellowship with which he has been received.

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Conversations from the Heartland

A few years ago, I surprised myself and some friends—I sent out an e‐mail to my homeschooling buddies, almost entirely […]

Kat Griffith, a homeschooling mother of two, is a member of Winnebago Worship Group in East-Central Wisconsin. Her previous articles in Friends Journal (February 2003 and May 2005) have addressed the evolving relationship between Northern Yearly Meeting and El Salvador Yearly Meeting.

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One Quaker’s Response to the Pope

Paul Anderson of Evangelical Friends International, Northwest Yearly Meeting, and George Fox University has shared with me his long contribution […]

Newton Garver, a member of Buffalo (N.Y.) Meeting, is emeritus professor of Philosophy at SUNY/Buffalo.

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One Response after Another

I appreciate Newton Garver’s review of my response to the Vatican, and I am also grateful for being welcomed by […]

Paul Anderson, a member of North Valley Friends Church in Newberg, Oreg., is professor of Biblical and Quaker Studies at George Fox University. A leading scholar on the Gospel of John, he is the author of The Christology of the Fourth Gospel.

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Zen and the Quakers: A Meditation

At Friendship Meeting in Greensboro, N.C., a few years ago, our Friend DeWitt Barnett told of the time he was […]

Theodor Benfey is a member of Friendship Meeting in Greensboro, N.C.

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Towards Deeper Communion across Our Theological Divides

Five years after Friends Meeting at Cambridge approved taking same‐sex couples under its care, my life partner, Polly, and I […]

Wendy Sanford is a member and presiding clerk of Friends Meeting at Cambridge, Mass. This essay grew out of her meeting's experiments with communicating across theological differences on the topic "The Languages of Our Faith."

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