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An Experience of Silent Worship

A woman sits in the circle, waiting, hands resting in her lap. A burgundy wool shawl flows over her shoulders, […]

Joy Belle Conrad-Rice is a member of Vernon Meeting in Kelowna, B.C., Canada.

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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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An Unspoken Message

As often happens in the silence of meeting for worship, I felt a message coming within me, which was not […]

Peter Lang is a member of Chatham-Summit (N.J.) Meeting.

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Pentecost Sunday in Quaker Meeting

In spite of walking in the cold rain after meeting for worship on Pentecost Sunday, I smiled. I enjoy meeting […]

Alan Kolp is a member of First Friends Meeting in Richmond, Ind., and attends Cleveland (Ohio) Meeting.

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A Case for Eldering and Discipline

Modern Friends are often uncomfortable with the term eldering. It conjures up negative images of scolding old men wagging their […]

Herb Lape is a member of Westbury (N.Y.) Meeting where he is currently clerk. He teaches history and government at Friends Academy on Long Island.

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Why the World Needs Quaker Meeting

Sometimes we hated it. Passing through the large white doors of the Assembly Hall, our restive, unruly class somehow transforms […]

David Hahn, a composer, lives in Seattle, Wash. He wrote this essay while reminiscing about his school days at William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia.

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My Journey among Friends

I found the Religious Society of Friends when I was in middle school. An unpopular, misunderstood, “sensitive” child, I didn’t […]

Kevin-Douglas G. Olive is a member of Baltimore (Md.) Meeting-Homewood, and attends Seton Hill Worship Group in Baltimore. A French teacher, he is a member of Friends General Conference's Advancement and Outreach Committee.

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A Practice of Such Gentle Collective Ecstasy

I have come early to Friends meeting this morning. I sit alone in a room that is sparse and welcoming, […]

Nathaniel Mahlberg attends Santa Fe (N. Mex.) Meeting. He writes, plays the violin in a band, and works at an independent bookstore. He also coordinates truth in military recruiting activities with the Veterans for Peace chapter in Santa Fe.

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Joy of the Spirit

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Finding My Center: Reflections from a Term at Pendle Hill

“Waiting upon the Lord in silence”—what an odd phrase, I thought—when, in my Moravian tradition, you sang praises to God […]

Patricia Smith is a member of Claremont (Calif.) Meeting.

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