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“Leadings” For Nontheistic Friends?

When I speak of being led or feeling called to act in some way, do my words commit me to […]

Steve Smith, a member of Claremont (Calif.) Meeting, is a retired professor of Philosophy. He has written several pamphlets and articles on Quaker topics, leads workshops at Pendle Hill and elsewhere, and is scheduled to be the 2011 speaker at the Friends Conference on Religion and Psychology.

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Finding the Fearsome and the Fearful in Pakistan

By Nancy Kaufmann Before and during my visit to Pakistan, I encountered the question— often with looks of disbelief or […]

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What am I Doing Here?: Partnering with a Himalayan Village

I first went to the Himalayan Mountains in Nepal as an adventurer and mountain climber in 1995. After four Himalayan […]

Jeff Rasley attends Indianapolis (Ind.) First Friends Meeting. His book, Bringing Progress to Paradise: What I Got From Giving to a Mountain Village in Nepal, is now available.

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Stewardship — Thoughts From a Friend

Although the Kenya‐Moses Brown project highlights one way Friends schools in the United States can build relationships with Friends schools […]

Galen McNemar Hamann, a member of Friends Meeting at Cambridge (Mass.), is Friends Education Coordinator at Moses Brown School. During her summers she has participated in Verano de los Jovenes with AFSC, volunteered at Monteverde Friends School in Costa Rica, offered workshops on Friends Education for Friends Schools in Bolivia with Bolivian Quaker Education Fund, and traveled to Israel and Palestine on a Peace and Global studies Tour with Earlham College.

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The Devine Center and Communal Nurture

“You will say, Christ saith this, and the apostles saith this, but what canst thou say? Art thou a child […]

Lynn Fitz-Hugh, clerk of Eastside Meeting in Bellevue, Wash., is a therapist. This "was given" to her as a message while visiting Arizona Half-Yearly Meeting of Intermountain Yearly Meeting.

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Sparks and Spaces: Lived Experience in Friends Schools

We sit in circles. God is everywhere. There are no right answers. —Kindergartner’s response to parents’ question: What is Quaker […]

Irene McHenry, a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., is executive director of Friends Council on Education.

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Hungry for God: The Evolution of a Fasting Discipline

More than any other discipline, fasting reveals the things that control us. This is a wonderful benefit to the disciple […]

Kat Griffith, a member of Winnebago Worship Group in east-central Wisconsin, teaches high school Spanish and advises student clubs on diversity, racial justice, and Hispanic student achievement. She has found much richness in experimenting with classical spiritual disciplines.

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A Perfect Spiritual Work

A perfect spiritual work should fit like a deep breath. It should bring in new life‐giving energy and clear out […]

John Calvi, a member of Putney (Vt.) Meeting, is a founding convener of the Quaker Initiative to End Torture (QUIT).

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Learning to Speak Community

Last fall in a Quakerism 101 group I facilitated at Cincinnati Friends Meeting, a Friend spoke of a recent conversation […]

Donne Hayden, MDiv, graduated from Earlham School of Religion in 2006. Since July 2008 she has served as minister for Cincinnati (Ohio) Meeting, a semi-programmed meeting in Wilmington Yearly Meeting.

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Bringing the Quaker into Hospital Chaplaincy

Every day I step into a blizzard that has swept in on someone’s life. I’m a chaplain in an acute […]

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

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