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Simplicity in Avoiding War Taxes

In 1982 the contradiction of “praying for peace and paying for war” overwhelmed us. We needed to try to live […]

Harrison and Marilyn Roper were members of Haverford (Pa.) Meeting for 18 years, up to the 1980s, and since then have been members of Houlton-Woodstock Worship Group, New Brunswick Monthly Meeting, Canadian Yearly Meeting.

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The Trail We Leave Behind Us

Learning from My Neighbors It’s a great honor to be together to listen and speak and have a conversation. I […]

Shane Claiborne, a self-described "hellfire and damnation preacher, writer, and circus performer," is a founding partner of The Simple Way, a faith community in inner-city Philadelphia that has been a model for radical faith communities around the world.

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Behind the Budget: Are We Stuck with This High Risk Monetary System?

What Kind of Resource is Money? The subject here is money and how to use it responsibly. We all know […]

Keith Helmuth, a member of New Brunswick Monthly Meeting in Canada, is a founding member of Quaker Institute for the Future and secretary of the Board.

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Living in Right Relationship: How Does Spirit Call Us?

Wings of Joy Since I was a child, I have found immense and unending joy in this miraculous creation that […]

Hollister Knowlton, a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., is clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting's Earthcare Working Group, a member of the Policy Committee of Friends Committee for National Legislation, and immediate past clerk of Quaker Earthcare Witness.

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Sexual Ethics: What Is Our Goal?

As I understand it, the central Quaker commitment is to listen to the Spirit’s promptings and act faithfully in accordance […]

Joanna Hoyt, a member of Portland (Maine) Meeting, has worked and worshiped for the last eight years at St. Francis Farm, a community in upstate New York that practices an alternative to the consumer culture through prayer, sustainable agriculture/forestry, and presence and assistance to neighbors.

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Transitioning in the Light: A Quaker Community’s Journey across the Gender Divide

I was feeling terribly alone on that cold February evening as I placed the call to Carole Hoage. Muscles knotted […]

Chloe Schwenke, a member of Adelphi (Md.) Meeting, is an ethicist and international development consultant. She is the author of Reclaiming Value in International Development: The Moral Divisions of Development Policy and Practice in Poor Countries. Her website is http://www.developmentvalues.net.

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The Intersection of Faith and Practice

In prayer and silence, this small Scripture was impressed on my heart: “Whosoever holds on to their life will lose […]

Alexie Torres-Fleming is the director of Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice, based in the South Bronx. This article is based on her presentation to the Peace Gathering on January 14.

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Finding Truth through Relationships

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Beggars to God

I scarcely see beggars near my home in the United States, but they can be found almost everywhere in Rwanda. […]

Mark Judkins Helpsmeet, a member of Eau Claire (Wis.) Meeting, was among the founders of Friendly FolkDancers in 1986. He was a Peace Corps volunteer in Togo, West Africa, 1977-79. He has been creating Quaker-supported radio programs since 2005; see http://www.NorthernSpiritRadio,org.

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Building Community, One Meal at a Time

My family and I eat locally grown food three meals a day, every day. My neighbor and her family do […]

Virginia Lockett is a member of Virginia Beach (Va.) Meeting. She currently resides in Da Nang, Vietnam, where she is the founder and president of the charitable organization Steady Footsteps, Inc. (see http://www.steadyfootsteps.org).

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