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Friends Journal Honored in Best of the Christian Press Contest

Friends Journal received three honors in the Best of the Christian Press awards. To celebrate, we鈥檇 like to share with [鈥

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Belonging: Quakers, Membership, and the Need to be Known

What role does monthly meeting membership play in our understanding of faith and belonging?  Can someone be a Quaker without [鈥

Emily Higgs is a member of Lancaster (Pa.) Meeting and lives in Philadelphia, Pa., where she is a part of the West Philadelphia Worship Group. 聽Emily serves as the Director of Quaker Affairs for Haverford College, and is the Clerk of the Board of the Young Adult Friends Leadership Institute.

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Empathy

I sit quietly in meeting for worship, envisioning the Light Within and knowing that I am being held very gently [鈥

Lee C. Neff, a member of South Seattle (Wash.) Meeting., is a gardener, writer, and former educator.

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When My Meeting Had My Back

Bitter laughter isn鈥檛 my usual response when I look into my new issue of Friends Journal, but a few years [鈥

Dee Birch Cameron, a member of El Paso (Tex.) Meeting, is a librarian and often acts in a community theater.

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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 [鈥

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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A Model for Growth and Rejuvenation of Monthly Meetings

Growing up in Moorestown (N.J.) Meeting, I remember being in awe of a meetinghouse that was, at least to a [鈥

Larry Van Meter, a member of Moorestown (N.J.) Meeting, is head of Moorestown Friends School.

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Yo! Are You Amish?

Driving down Philadelphia鈥檚 South Street a few years ago, I was asked by a person who had pulled up next [鈥

Max L. Carter, director of the Friends Center and campus ministry coordinator at Guilford College, is a member of New Garden Meeting in Greensboro, N.C. A recorded Friends minister, he teaches courses at Guilford on Quaker history, testimonies, spirituality, and intentional community.

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Can Friends of diversified thinking remain united?

What a great week the Gathering was! I felt like a country boy attending his first county fair. There were [鈥

Eldon Morey is a member of Brainerd (Minn.) Meeting.

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鈥滲uilding Multigenerational Community within Monthly Meetings

One of the most powerful moments of my spiritual journey when I was growing up came when the youth director [鈥

Christie Duncan-Tessmer, a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, is the children's religious education coordinator for Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.

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Recognizing that of God in each other

I was distressed by Marty Grundy鈥檚 review of Godless for God鈥檚 Sake (FJ Nov. 2006). I hear echoes of 1827 [鈥

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