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Elizabeth-Hare

The Realization

Simplicity is something that everyone needs. It’s something that makes life easier. It made my life easier. It adds a glow and a breath of fresh air to our world. But the strange thing about this is that if you don’t have simplicity in your life, you aren’t properly cared for. That is what happened […]

Elizabeth Hare, Grade 6, Sidwell Friends School


Posted in: Student Voice Project 2018, Student Voices Project, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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A Simple, Silent Moment

Our feet danced in an inch of water, and the wooden benches beneath us were worn from use and age. Anchored in the middle of the lake, my grandpa and I sat in the rowboat that had first belonged to my great-grandfather prior to his death. The boat’s blue paint was chipped and its hull […]

Eliana DeHaven, Grade 8, Buckingham Friends School


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Another Way to Climb a Tree

By Liz Garton Scanlon, illustrated by Hadley Hooper. Roaring Brook Press, 2017. 40 pages. $17.99/hardcover; $9.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 4–8. Lulu loves to climb trees. She climbs higher than any of her friends. Lulu climbs trees that no one else climbs, unless she’s sick. When Lulu is sick, she misses her trees and wonders if all […]

Katie Green attends Clearwater Meeting in Dunedin, Fla., and is a member of Worcester (Mass.) Meeting. She is a storyteller, workshop facilitator, and writer.


Posted in: May 2018 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball

By Dori Jones Yang. SparkPress, 2017. 256 pages. $12.95/paperback; $9.95/eBook. Recommended for ages 10–14. It seems almost anticlimactic when the 12-year-old protagonist steps up to shake the hand of President Ulysses S. Grant, just outside the clanking, whirring Machinery Hall at the 1876 Centennial World’s Fair in Philadelphia, Pa. Woo Ka-Leong, also called “Leon” by his American […]

James Foritano attends Cambridge (Mass.) Meeting.


Posted in: May 2018 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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The Trouble With “Strangers”

Freedom isn’t anyone’s politically correct opinion.

Gerri Williams is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and has served on AFSC Nobel Peace Prize Task Group. The opinions expressed are her own*. Her article “Standing for Miss Rosa” appeared in the August 2006 issue of Friends Journal.

 

[*Disclaimer added by author’s request. — FJ Eds.]


Posted in: Features, February 2018
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Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism

By Drew G. I. Hart. Herald Press, 2016. 157 pages. $29.99/hardcover; $16.99/paperback; $12.99/eBook. A few months ago, I walked to the Festival Center in Washington, D.C., to hear a talk by a young Anabaptist theologian and blogger named Drew Hart. His topic was resisting racism, and his message was delivered with deep wisdom, passion, anger, […]

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Forum November 2017

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Posted in: Forum, Quaker Libraries
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Are Meeting Libraries Encumbrances?

Information is coming to us in different ways than it did in the first 350 years of Quaker history.

Carol Kitchen is retired from a career in social work in varied settings. She has professional degrees in library science and social work and a doctorate in religion and society.


Posted in: Online Features, Quaker Libraries
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Individual Spiritual Discernment: Receiving, Testing and Implementing Leadings from a Higher Power

By Jerry Knutson. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (number 443), 2017. 31 pages. $7/pamphlet. Pendle Hill pamphlets are by nature short, and this pamphlet neatly divides up an important topic into headings that touch on important questions that Quakers ask when we feel led. Is it from ourselves, or from God? Will it require us to do […]

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New Worldwide Quaker Map Released

Friends World Committee for Consultation released a new map of worldwide Quaker population figures, its first such release since 2012.


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