The stairs to the vast, rustic house creaked as I lugged my teal trunk up the steps. The bright sunlight emanated onto the thick wooden bunks, creating lines of radiance. Duffle bags and suitcases lined the perimeter of the room. Feelings of doubt crossed my mind, and I looked at my parents with big, worried […]
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Quinn Daugherty, Grade 10, Westtown School, attender of Unami Meeting in Pennsburg, Pa.
Posted in: Student Voice Project 2018, Student Voices Project, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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Lois Jordan is a lifelong Quaker who grew up in Rich Square Meeting in Indiana and graduated from Earlham College. When Rich Square closed, she and her husband, Carl (now deceased), became members of New Castle (Ind.) Meeting. She presently resides at Friends Fellowship Community in Richmond, Ind., and is a member of West Richmond Meeting in Richmond, Ind. She is the author of Ramallah Teacher: The Life of Mildred White, Quaker Missionary, now out of print.
Posted in: Features, Quakers and the Holy Land
FJ Poetry: “At the start I must enter a tunnel…”
By Bruxy Cavey. Herald Press, 2017. 207 pages. $21.99/hardcover; $18.99/eBook. This book has a conversational writing style that made me chuckle, even as there was no doubt how committed Cavey is to his subject matter. It’s interesting that no sooner did I start wincing at his use of the pronouns “him” and “his” for God […]
FJ Poetry: “What if Eve, eyeing the / red lusciousness of the apple…
By Tomáš Halík, translated by Gerald Turner. University of Notre Dame Press, 2016. 189 pages. $25/hardcover; $11.99/eBook. Tomáš Halík, a psychoanalyst and “a hidden priest” of the Roman Catholic Church during the Communist years in Czechoslovakia, is currently a professor of sociology at the Czech Republic’s premier Charles University. In reading this fine book, I […]
Tom Paxson is a member of Kendal Meeting in Kennett Square, Pa. Kendal Meeting is a member of Western Quarterly Meeting of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.
Posted in: Conscience, October 2017 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
A new way of relating is breaking through our institutional numbness.
Noah Merrill is a member of Putney (Vt.) Meeting, which has care and oversight of his service in ministry. He serves as secretary of New England Yearly Meeting.
Posted in: Features, June/July 2017: Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem
Is membership a pragmatic arrangement or a spiritual experience?
Marisa Johnson has been serving as secretary to Friends World Committee for Consultation Europe and Middle East Section since 2008, and this has given her the opportunity of seeing many forms of Quaker worship and community building. Membership is often a central theme in becoming and maintaining community.
The article is taken from thoughts from an address that Johnson gave to Britain Yearly Meeting Gathering in 2014.
Posted in: June/July 2017: Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem, Online Features
By Heidi Blocher. Apprenticeship to Jesus, 2016. 120 pages. $7 suggested donation/paperback. Heidi Blocher, a New England Friend who has traveled widely in America and Europe (and the 2010 Richard Cary lecturer at German Yearly Meeting), takes us on a journey few of us would undertake on our own. As I read this book, I […]
Brian Drayton worships with the new Souhegan Meeting in Wilton, N.H., allowed by Weare (N.H.) Meeting.
Posted in: June/July 2017 Books, June/July 2017: Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem
Art That Works by Joey Hartmann-Dow
No Such Thing as Silence by Kevin Holm-Hudson
Writing and Marketing Crime Fiction by Edith Maxwell
The Dance Studio is My Other Meetinghouse by Arthur Fink
Art Exhibition as a New Ministry by Jiae Paik
Blessed Are the Artists by Maggie Nelson
A Reluctant Minister by Peterson Toscano