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A Letter from a Warrior

A World War II soldier and POW shares hope for the future. 馃敀

George Rubin is a member of Medford (N.J.) Meeting, a retired podiatrist, and has served as clerk for New York Yearly Meeting, Medford Meeting, and American Friends Service Committee鈥檚 New York regional office. He writes for the Medford Leas literary publication, is active with many Quaker organizations, and enjoys working with youth.

Posted in: August 2015: The Effects of War, Features
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Antiwar Dissent and Peace Activism in World War I America: A Documentary Reader

Edited by Scott H. Bennett and Charles F. Howlett. University of Nebraska Press, 2014. 400 pages. $30/paperback. I have of [鈥

J. E. McNeil is executive director of On the Level, a nonpartisan advocacy organization, and a member of Friends Meeting of Washington, D.C. She has spent most of her adult life working for peace as an attorney, a lobbyist, and the executive director of the Center on Conscience & War from 1999 to 2010.

Posted in: June/July 2015 Books, June/July 2015: Activists vs Mystics vs Pragmatists, Quaker Book Reviews
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Allow Me to Introduce You, Witches and Friends

Navigating points of tension to find core values in common.

Meagan Fischer is called to use the social permaculture principle of cultivating edge by encouraging people who don't usually interact to learn from each other. By doing so, she hopes they can build on each other鈥檚 strengths and find creative solutions to the world's crises. She attends Chico Meeting in northern California.

Posted in: Features, Friends and Other Faiths: Friends and Other Faiths
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Meet Polkadot

By Talcott Broadhead. DangerDot Publishing, 2013. 32 pages. $16.99/hardcover; $6.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 6 and up. As a transgender and [鈥

Kody Hersh serves as the youth programs assistant for Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.

Posted in: Friends and Other Faiths: Friends and Other Faiths, May 2015 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Forum March 2015

Letters, comments, and emails from our readers 馃敀

Posted in: Forum, March 2015
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"Eirith Monthly Meeting," a oil painting by Samuel Lucas

Exploring the Unwritten Rules of Meeting for Worship

How does an internalized sense of rules influence the quality of meeting for worship?

Debbie Humphries is a member of Hartford (Conn.) Meeting. She carries a concern for the strength and vitality of the Religious Society of Friends. Her experience traveling among Friends has provided an opportunity to hear how the Spirit is moving among us, and to reflect deeply on how our practices鈥攐ur forms鈥攂oth nurture and limit the life of the Spirit among us.

Posted in: August 2014, Features
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We Think He Might Be a Boy

Raising a transgender child.

Su Penn writes about the Tiny Tornado, homeschooling, adoption, Quakerism, and much more at聽tapeflags.blogspot.com.

Posted in: August 2013: Parenting, Features
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Surmounting our Quaker Language Barriers

The young woman stood outside our meetinghouse staring at our sign. Neatly calligraphed and painted in carefully chosen, muted hues, [鈥

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Walking the Labyrinth

鈥淭his is the message we have heard and declare to you: God is light; in God there is no darkness [鈥

Ashley M. Wilcox is presiding clerk of Freedom Friends Church in Salem, Oregon, and a graduate of School of the Spirit Ministry's program "On Being a Spiritual Nurturer." She carries a concern for supporting ministers in the Religious Society of Friends, and writes regularly about her spiritual journey on her blog: http://www.questforadequacy.blogspot.com.

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Bringing the Quaker into Hospital Chaplaincy

Every day I step into a blizzard that has swept in on someone鈥檚 life. I鈥檓 a chaplain in an acute [鈥

Katherine K. Jaramillo, a member of Bridge City Meeting in Portland, Oreg., is chaplain at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center.

Posted in: Features
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