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Together‐Together: That’s How We Nurture Each Other

When I asked my 14‐year‐old daughter, “What is a functioning Quaker adult?” she looked at me quizzically and responded, “I […]

Chris DeRoller is a member of Old Chatham (N.Y.) Meeting. She and her husband, Mike Clark, are the youth directors for Powell House, the conference and retreat center for New York Yearly Meeting.

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A Call to Spiritual Discipline

I was 16 years old when I attended meeting for worship for the first time. Also present were a woman […]

John Calvi, member of Putney (Vt.) Meeting, is the convener of QUIT, the Quaker Initiative to End Torture. QUIT's second conference is June 1-3, 2007, at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C. See http://www.quit-torture-now.org.

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On Listening

When I ask you to listen to me and you start by giving advice, you have not done what I […]

This short article from the October 1, 1984, issue of Friends Journal is being reprinted in response to a suggestion from a reader. Ralph Roughton's reflections on listening were discussed at a meeting of the Older Friends Group of Hartford (Conn.) Meeting and were first published in the meeting's newsletter in April 1981.

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Giving Attention to Our Leadings

The most precious gift Friends have to offer is our worship and the leadings that come from it. Yet this […]

Shirley Dodson is a member of Middletown Meeting in Lima, Pennsylvania. She serves as director of communications for Pendle Hill, a Quaker center in Wallingford, Pa., that nurtures Friends through worship, work, study, and service.

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Spiritual Direction as a Resource for Friends

Friends come to their meetings out of some kind of spiritual hunger—a desire for belonging and encouragement in making the […]

Patty Levering is a member of Davidson (N.C.) Meeting. She is a graduate of Earlham School of Religion, where she first experienced spiritual direction. She has been a spiritual director for many years, and a year ago became spiritual director for Davidson Clergy Center. She completed the Spiritual Nurturer program of School of the Spirit in May 2006, and is now a core teacher for that program.

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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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Friends: A Broken, Tender People?

To be led by God is to be free of the hold of fear. Fear may or may not be […]

Marge Abbott is a member of Multnomah Meeting in Portland, Oreg., and writes regularly about Quaker theology and spirituality. This article is an abstract of her latest book in progress.

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Deep, Tall, and Wide

I’ve just arrived at the old stone house next to Amish fields where I spend the summers writing. One of […]

Marcelle Martin, a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., is a core teacher at Pendle Hill Quaker Study Center in Wallingford, Pa., for 2006-2007.

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The Three Gems

A famous Buddhist prayer is known as the Three Gems: I take refuge in the Buddha. I take refuge in […]

Bob Burnett is a writer, activist, and member of Strawberry Creek Meeting in Berkeley, Calif. FCNL published a pamphlet ,Finding Safety in an age of Terrorism, based on a speech by him on September 11, 2003. Some of his political articles may be found at http://www.huffingpost.com/bob-burnett

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How Do You Recognize a Divine Revelation?

Two years ago, Baltimore Yearly Meeting published a booklet, A Quaker Response to Christian Fundamentalism, which described beliefs typical of […]

Bruce Kellogg attends Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.).

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