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Listening and Affirming

Listen. For me, “Heeding God’s Call” felt like just that, a call‐except that it came by email. The invitation from […]

Carol Towarnicky is a member of the editorial board of the Philadelphia Daily News and a member of Mishkan Shalom, an activist Reconstructionist Jewish synagogue.

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Engaging with a Monthly Meeting about Ministry

What does it mean to be called to public ministry within the Religious Society of Friends? What does it mean […]

Debbie Humphries is a public health nutritionist and teacher with a calling to travel in the ministry. She is currently serving on the board of the School of the Spirit Ministries, and traveling primarily within New England Yearly Meeting. Diane Randall is director of Partnership for Strong Communities, a Connecticut-based nonprofit dedicated to advocating solutions to homelessness, affordable housing, and community development. She is currently serving on the Board of Advisors of Earlham School of Religion. Both authors are members of Hartford (Conn.) Meeting.

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Restorative Practices as Practical Peacemaking

A restorative and holistic approach to peacemaking is urgently needed in a world where violence is an integral part of […]

Bette Rainbow Hoover is a member of Sandy Springs (Md.) Meeting. She is the founder/director of Just Peace Circles (http://www.justpeacecircles.org).

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Teaching Peace/Making Peacemakers

Soft is stronger than hard, water than rock, love than violence. —Hermann Hesse In April 16, 2007, my friend Roger’s […]

Tom Dwyer, a member of Abington (Pa.) Meeting, taught high school English for 35 years.

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On Being a Catholic Quaker

Thirty years ago, driving home from a Catholic charismatic prayer meeting, I heard the inner words, “I want you to […]

John Pitts Corry is a member of Middletown Meeting in Lima, Pa., with strong ties to Daylesford Abbey in Paoli, Pa. During most of the fall and winter he regularly attends Albuquerque (N. Mex.) Meeting, and regularly goes to daily mass.

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Clearness Committees at the Crossroads of Our Working Lives

The fork in the road—it’s an experience that affects many of us at one time or another in the course […]

William Charland is a member of Gila Meeting in Silver City, N.Mex., where he serves as convener of the Ministry and Oversight Committee. He is the author of Life-Work: A Career Guide for Idealists, and a novel, Soundings.

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Gifts of Eldering

I had planned this year to take a break from FGC Gathering. Polly, my partner of 27 years, couldn’t come […]

Wendy C. Sanford, a member of Friends Meeting at Cambridge (Mass.), is a writer, editor, and longtime co-author of Our Bodies, Ourselves. Her thanks go to Melody Brazo and Polly Attwood for their leadership and support.

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Friends and Cyberspace

My interest in Quakerism has grown steadily over the past decade during my tenure as an English teacher and more […]

Mark Franek is the outgoing dean of students and an English teacher at William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia, Pa., where he has served for ten years. Michael Moulton, director of technology at the school and a member of Germantown Meeting in Philadelphia, also contributed to this essay.

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Mending the World

Our world is torn and broken. Many parts of it are not working. There are great tears and gashes, holes […]

Pamela Haines is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting

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Silence

There is something quiet coming out of the Silence—quieter than a whisper, a heartbeat, a breath, a rhythm, a sensing […]

Harold Heritage, born a Quaker and now in his 80s, attends meeting for worship regularly at Haddonfield (N.J.) Meeting. This short essay originally appeared in the Haddonfield Meeting newsletter.

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