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Nora Ruth Roberts

Roberts鈥擭ora Ruth Roberts, 76, on December 26, 2018, in New York, N.Y. Nora was born on April 19, 1942, in [鈥

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Never Having Set Foot in the Meetinghouse

When the meetinghouse is on the other side of state prison walls.

Yohannes "Knowledge" Johnson is a member of Bulls Head-Oswego (N.Y.) Meeting and is clerk of Green Haven Preparative Meeting. He was born and raised in Harlem, N.Y. He has been in prison since 1980 and is currently working on a petition in support of executive clemency in New York State.

Posted in: Features, Outside the Meetinghouse
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Elisabeth Brewster Potts Brown

Brown鈥擡lisabeth Brewster Potts Brown, 78, on July 6, 2018, of an unexpected heart attack, in her beloved summer home in [鈥

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Jane Reppert Jenks Small

Small鈥擩ane Reppert Jenks Small, 96, on August 26, 2018, at Foxdale Village in State College, Pa. Jane was born on [鈥

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The Beauty Queen of Bonthe and Other Stories of West Africa

By Gregory A. Barnes. FriendsPress, 2018. 194 pages. $12/paperback. It was a pleasure to read some of this collection and [鈥

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Participants at the 2018 Gathering of the Fellowship of Friends of African Descent in Philadelphia, Pa. Photo courtesy of the author.

Are We Ready to Make the Necessary Changes?

What barriers prevent a racially diverse Religious Society of Friends in the United States?

Vanessa Julye leads workshops, and speaks and writes articles on issues regarding racism. A member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, who travels under a concern for addressing racism in Quakerism with a travel minute from her meeting, Vanessa is Friends General Conference's coordinator for the Ministry on Racism, Youth, and Institutional Assessment.

Posted in: Features, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
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A Consideration of Metaphors

Our spiritual metaphors can help us experience the truth from different perspectives.

Rhiannon Grant works at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre in Birmingham, UK, supporting Quaker Roles courses and the Centre for Research in Quaker Studies. She is a member of Bournville Meeting, part of Central England Area Meeting, and Britain Yearly Meeting. Her book on Quaker theology, _Telling the Truth about God_, will be published in March 2019.

Posted in: Features, Quakers and Christianity
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Forum December 2018

Letters from our readers.

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Mary Dearden Shaw

Shaw鈥擬ary Dearden Shaw, 92, on April 3, 2018, in State College, Pa. Mardy was born on November 14, 1925, in [鈥

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Darlington Hoopes Jr.

Hoopes鈥擠arlington Hoopes Jr., 90, on December 27, 2017, in West Reading, Pa. Darl was born on January 1, 1927, in [鈥

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