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On Love

The Greek language has three words for the one English word “love.” I do not read Greek, and although I […]

John Andrew Gallery is a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. He is the author of the Pendle Hill Pamphlet Reflections from a Prayer Vigil for Peace, and of The Planning of Center City Philadelphia: From William Penn to the Present (2007).

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Pendle Hill: The Experiment Continues

Eighty years ago, Pendle Hill opened its doors as an experiment in Quaker educational community. It was experimental in at […]

Douglas Gwyn is a member of First Friends Meeting in Richmond, Ind., and a minister recorded in Western Yearly Meeting. He has served among Friends as a pastor, teacher, and author of books on early Friends. He is currently finishing a history of Pendle Hill.

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Friends and the Understanding of Reason and Equality

[That] man, as he is a rational creature, hath reason as a natural faculty of his soul, by which he […]

Caroline Whitbeck, a member of Northampton (Mass.) Meeting, was trained as an analytical philosopher and is a professor emerita of Ethics at Case Western Reserve University.

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Ritual, Symbol, and Ceremony

The attraction and staying power of religious tradition rests largely in the appeal of ritual, symbol, and ceremony. Quakerism—and other […]

Keith Helmuth, a member of New Brunswick Monthly Meeting in Canada, is one of the founders of Quaker Institute for the Future.

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Letters to Dear John

Reading John Woolman’s autobiography made me curious about how I would respond to his gentle but challenging ministry for fellow […]

Marsha Green is a member of Chapel Hill (N.C.) Meeting and serves on the Board of Trustees for Carolina Friends School. She and her husband, Michael, serve as Couple Enrichment Leaders for Friends General Conference.

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Hidden Springs: A Quaker Farm Community in the Mid‐20th Century

Technically, my parents did not own a house until after Dad retired, and even then, it was probably mortgaged. For […]

Richard K. Wood, a founding member of Gettysburg (Pa.) Meeting, has been an educator and was an administrator of computing at Gettysburg College. In the late 1950s, he was clerk of the Junior Yearly Meeting of New York Yearly Meeting.

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Learning about the Real World of Ministry

Any change in one’s life has the potential to be transformative. Going to Earlham School of Religion was certainly so […]

Rex Jones is pastor of West River Friends Meeting in Economy, Ind.

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Applying Quaker Thought to Food

Many of the world’s faiths and religious organizations make faith‐based eating easy for their believers: Don’t eat pork. Don’t eat […]

Shaun Chavis, a member of Birmingham (Ala.) Meeting, specializes in food journalism. She is an associate editor for Health magazine.

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Moving toward Environmental Action

Friends have a defining and mystical method for reaching personal decisions and taking action. Our practice of opening ourselves to […]

Fred W. Doneit, a member of Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) Meeting, is currently serving as clerk of the meeting's Eco-Spirituality Interest Group. He has just begun retirement after a career in communications, computers, and mechanical construction.

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Global Warming: The Need for a Paradigm Shift

In the early years of our country, Friends enslaved other human beings. Thanks to a few Friends such as John […]

Wilfred Candler, an attender at Annapolis (Md.) Meeting, is the author of Global Warming: The Answer.

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