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Helping North Americans Experience Nicaragua

This year marks the 25 year anniversary of ProNica, and an important part of ProNica’s mission has always been to […]

Kathy Hersh is a member of Miami (Fla.) Meeting and on the board of ProNica. Her interest in the Nicaraguan people stems from her experience as a journalist covering the Nicaraguan civil war in 1978–79.


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When I Was Thirsty

Last year I visited the Sonoran Desert, which straddles the U.S.-Mexican border, for the third time— this time to volunteer […]

Michael Pratt, a retired park ranger, is a member of Estes Park (Colo.) Worship Group/Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. (About this group, he writes: “Originally formed to allow local Friends and UUs to explore common ground, our fellowship meets weekly year-round. A half hour of silence is followed by introductions, coffee, and Joys and Concerns. A group member or outside speaker then presents a program on a subject announced a month or two ahead.”)


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Fair Trade Coffee: A Glimpse behind the Scenes

You get up in the morning and brew or buy your coffee, feeling especially good because it’s certified fairtrade and […]

Joseph Sorrentino is a Rochester, N.Y.-based writer and photographer who has a commitment to documenting social justice issues. A previous article by him, “A Place Called Home,” appeared in Friends Journal in September 1991.


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A La Chureca Christmas

My friend Michael popped into my office. When he told me he couldn’t make it to Nicaragua this year for […]

Herb Haigh, a member of St. Petersburg (Fla.) Meeting, is president of Ameri-Plus Select Services, a Medicare Select hospital network. He and his wife, Pam, are available to talk about the work of ProNica to monthly meetings and other interested groups; contact through http://​www​.pronica​.org.


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Chronicle of a Journey: Central America, 2008


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Two Quaker Families in Suchitoto

Suchitoto, a small Salvadoran town and municipality (similar to a U.S. county), was virtually emptied during a decade-long internal civil […]

Robert Broz, an attender at Palo Alto (Calif.) Meeting, has been project director of the meeting’s El Salvador Project since 2002. Frank Cummings, an attender at Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting, is a retired professor of Chemistry.


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Crossing the Border

National borders are a strange phenomenon within the fabric of human life. They can be crossed with a single step, […]

Heidi Blocher is a member of Sandwich (Mass.) Meeting, at West Falmouth Preparative Meeting. She has traveled and sojourned widely among Friends in the U.S. and Western Europe.


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A Conference on Banning Depleted Uranium

Central America’s tumultuous history provides many opportunities for raising awareness about human rights and social justice. The Friends Peace Center, […]

Candace Andrews-Powley is a volunteer at Friends Peace Center in San José, Costa Rica, and a recent graduate of St. Mary’s College of Maryland.


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Burdened by a Leading

Friends in the Southern Appalachian region are talking about leadings. I want to share a bit of my journey with […]

Elizabeth Eames Roebling, a member of Asheville (N.C.) Meeting, lives in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She wrote “An Invitation to Hispaniola,” which appeared in Friends Journal in August 2006.


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Espere Su Luz

Ciudad del Maíz, in the state of San Luis Potosí, México, is a four-stoplight town. Posted at the first light […]

A. Laurel Green was a member of Putney (Vt.) Meeting for 20 years before moving to Mexico. She teaches English in her village there, and she is co-writing a book about her experiences. She can be reached at [email protected]​starband.​net.


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