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Peace monitors with Thabo Makgoba (on right), the Anglican archbishop of Cape Town. Photos courtesy of the authors.

Leadings of the Spirit

American and South African activists bring election monitoring to Cape Town suburbs.

A member of Cape Eastern Meeting in South Africa, Rommel Roberts has been an activist in various human rights, development, and nonviolent election campaigns. Through his work with Bishop Tutu, he traveled internationally among Friends and others to develop anti-apartheid support. He is the author of Seeds of Peace.

Robin Roberts, originally from California, is involved with rural and township development work, focused especially on Black youth and women. She and Rommel have fostered two girls for the past seven years. She is an internationally known artist.

Lark Worth of Kendal Meeting in Kennett Square, Pa., met Rommel in 1987 when he toured Philadelphia-area meetings and Quaker schools with the challenging question: “How do we love in the face of fear and hate?”

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Extracting Truth from Power: A Tale of Two Quaker Ladies

In March, 1979, Beverly Hess of Lancaster (Pa.) Meeting, along with her husband Dick, was preparing to head to Philadelphia […]

Robert Neuhauser is a member of Lancaster (Pa.) Meeting.

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Healing the Wounds of Patriarchy, One Woman at a Time

It’s day four of the Friends General Conference Gathering workshop for high school women, “Honoring That of Goddess Within.” Twelve […]

Peggy O'Neill is a longtime member of Richmond (Virgina) Friends Meeting and an active volunteer at Baltimore Yearly Meeting Young Friends gatherings. She regularly leads Sacred Circle Dances and workshops on the Sacred Feminine, and sees her ministry as restoring the balance between the masculine and feminine in our world. She is a founding member of a Quaker intentional community in Ashland, Virginia.

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Walking the Labyrinth

“This is the message we have heard and declare to you: God is light; in God there is no darkness […]

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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True Confessions of a Closet Quaker

Don’t tell anyone that you saw my name here. The members of my parish might not understand my motivation to […]

Erik Lehtinen is a deacon currently serving within the Episcopal Diocese of Albany, N.Y. He will soon join a Friends meeting in the same area.

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The Journey of a Doubter

Do I consider myself a Christian? Do I believe Jesus is the son of God? Do I believe the Bible […]

Marcia L. Mason is a member of Burlington (Vt.) Friends Meeting.

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A Great People To Be Gathered: The View From Pendle Hill

In the olden days, when I was here, Quakers did not applaud at lectures. Remember those days? I was asked […]

Parker J. Palmer lived and worked at Pendle Hill as a student, dean, teacher, and writer-in-residence from 1974 to 1985. He is the author of nine books including A Hidden Wholeness, Let Your Life Speak, The Active Life, The Courage to Teach, and Healing the Heart of Democracy (forthcoming), and is founder and senior partner of the Center for Courage & Renewal.

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The Christ Spirit and Forgiveness

In my religious tradition, that of the unprogrammed branch of the Religious Society of Friends, many feel comfortable because there […]

Alicia Adams, a member of Berkeley (Calif.) Meeting, lives in Mimbres, N.Mex. She is preparing her first book for publication this year: First Light: Flight from Fear, volume one in the Net-Caught trilogy. Two articles previously published in Friends Journal are taken from experiences related in these books: "Tree Trust" (Dec. 2005) and "God: The Ultimate Vacuum Trap" (Aug. 2007).

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Eldering: A Legacy

When I arrived in Champaign, Illinois, in 1963, I made my way to the Friends meeting the very first Sunday. […]

Mariellen Gilpin, a member of Urbana-Champaign (Ill.) Meeting, is an editor of What Canst Thou Say, a newsletter for Quakers with an interest in mystical experience or contemplative prayer, and is clerk of the Ministry and Advancement Committee of Illinois Yearly Meeting.

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Jeremiah and the Clearness Committee

The clearness committee settled into a hopeful silence. There were only three of them, deliberately a small group. They didn’t […]

Eleanor Jo (Joey) Rodger is a member of Evanston (Ill.) Meeting. She directed the Pendle Hill Peace Network in 2004-05. Currently she serves as associate chaplain for the Evanston Police Dept. and is acting executive director of Peaceable Cities: Evanston, whose goal is the complete elimination of violence in this small city by 2020.

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