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A Ministry of Prayer and Learning

The School of the Spirit Ministry teaches Friends how to live and grow in grace.

Catherine Bly Cox has been a teacher of college English, a writer, and a full-time mom. She is a graduate of the Spiritual Nurturer program and a member of Goose Creek Meeting in Lincoln, Va.

Posted in: Features, Spiritual Nurture / Quaker Training
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Among Friends: An Effort of Love

An introduction to the March issue.

Martin Kelley is senior editor of聽Friends Journal.

Posted in: Among Friends, Disability and Inclusion
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L鈥橝rche and Quaker Testimonies of Equality and Peace

A movement serving those with intellectual disabilities demonstrates what it means to be human.

Timothy Leonard is currently a member of Community Friends Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. He came to Quakers while living in Chicago, Ill., as a member of Chicago Meeting.

Posted in: Disability and Inclusion, Features
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Twisted Shapes of Light

By William Jolliff. Cascade Books, 2015. 81 pages. $13/paperback; $9.99/eBook. The poems in Twisted Shapes of Light by William Jolliff [鈥

Michael S. Glaser is a professor emeritus at St. Mary鈥檚 College of Maryland and served as Poet Laureate of Maryland from 2004 to 2009. He and his wife, Kathleen, offer retreats that fuse Parker J. Palmer鈥檚 Courage and Renewal work with reading and writing poetry. Their next retreat will be at Kirkridge in October 2016 (see kirkridge.org).

Posted in: February 2016, February 2016 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Forum, January 2016

Letters from our readers.

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Beyond Goodness Sex

A response to Friends school educator Al Vernacchio鈥檚 book.

Su Penn ([email protected]) previously spoke to Quakers about sex in a 2014 FGC Gathering plenary. Like Walt Whitman, she believes that nothing is profane which can be spoken of with love in the presence of God. Invite her to visit your meeting; you will probably like her and learn something.

 

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Posted in: Features, November 2015 Books, November 2015: Books and Pop Culture
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Finding God in the Verbs: Crafting a Fresh Language of Prayer

By Jennie Isbell and J. Brent Bill. InterVarsity Press, 2015. 186 pages. $16/paperback; $12.99 eBook. When I started my job [鈥

Steve Chase is a member of Putney (Vt.) Meeting and the current director of education at Pendle Hill. He is the author of Letters to a Fellow Seeker: A Short Introduction to the Quaker Way and Revelation and Revolution: Answering the Call to Radical Faithfulness.

Posted in: November 2015 Books, November 2015: Books and Pop Culture, Quaker Book Reviews, Uncategorized
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Viewpoint: Work and Family in the 1970s

Changing parental/work policies in Quaker organizations in the 1970s.

David Hadley Finke lives in Columbia, Mo.

Posted in: September 2015: Reproduction and Family Planning, Viewpoint
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Deepening Down: Mid鈥恖ife Poems

By Elizabeth Boardman. Self鈥恜ublished, 2014. 62 pages. $10/paperback. Another offering, this time of poems, comes from Boardman鈥檚 鈥減aying close attention [鈥

Karie Firoozmand is the books editor of Friends Journal.

Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2015 Books, September 2015: Reproduction and Family Planning, Uncategorized
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The Sauntering Eye: Kansas Meditations and other titles

The Sauntering Eye: Kansas Meditations. By Elizabeth Schultz. FutureCycle Press, 2014. 101 pages. $15.95/paperback; $2.99/eBook. Mrs. Noah Takes the Helm. [鈥

Karie Firoozmand is the books editor of Friends Journal.

Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2015 Books, September 2015: Reproduction and Family Planning, Uncategorized
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