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Student Voices 2016 Option 1: Building Community

What are the important elements of building a loving, safe, and supportive community? How do you contribute to maintaining these [鈥

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Intimacy with God: Real Life Stories from What Canst Thou Say?

Edited by Mariellen Gilpin, Earl Smith, and Judy Lumb. Producciones de la Hamaca, 2015. 181 pages. $20/paperback. $9.99/eBook. What Canst [鈥

William Shetter is a member of Bloomington (Ind.) Meeting. Currently he is preparing some thoughts about rereading the Psalms.

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The Machine in the Garden

On Mothers Day this spring, a small group of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Quakers visited Wellsboro Monthly Meeting in Tioga County [鈥

Robert Lowing is a member of Lancaster (Pa.) Friends Meeting. He is a retired art professor from Millersville University, where he taught photography for 33 years. He and his wife, Cynthia, have heated their homes with wood, coal, oil, and now, gas, throughout their lifetime.

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Green Jesus: The Meaning of Easter

My good friend Reverend Julia Jarvis, who officiated at the wedding of my wife and me and the baptism of [鈥

Charles David Kleymeyer, a member of Langley Hill Meeting in McLean, Va., is an author, performing storyteller, and international grassroots-development sociologist. He is currently finishing an intergenerational novel about a close friendship that a Galilean boy and his sister have with their neighbor, Jesus.

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The Eye of God

I have been fortunate enough to have encountered God several times in my life. This speaks less about my holiness, [鈥

Dean C.T. Bratis, a member of Uwchlan Meeting in Downingtown, Pa., taught Biology and Genetics at Delaware County Community College in Media, Pa., from 1970 to 1999. After a brief retirement he has resumed teaching, now at Villanova University.

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Spiritual Journey

I was asked to present my spiritual journey at an adult forum after meeting for worship. My instructions were that [鈥

Lydia Caros, a member of Twin Cities Meeting in St. Paul, Minn., is a pediatrician and executive director of the Native American Community Clinic in Minneapolis.

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An Easter Epiphany

Good Friday morning wading on the beach, Gulf waves are formidable. After several days of a very high wind, shells [鈥

Iris C. Ingram is a member of Sarasota (Fla.) Meeting.

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I Am Who I Am

[Moses] came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame [鈥

Merry Stanford, a member of Red Cedar Meeting in Lansing, Mich., is a psychotherapist and shamanic practitioner. She currently serves Friends as clerk of Lake Erie Yearly Meeting, and as a Couple Enrichment leader with her husband, Peter Wood. She occasionally travels in the ministry among Friends and others.

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Making Peace with Mother Earth

She has sheltered us all our lives. She is the source of our sustenance. She is steadfast and unwavering though [鈥

Fran Palmeri is a dual member of Annapolis (Md.) and Sarasota (Fla.) meetings. She interprets the natural places of Florida in essays and photographs for regional publications.

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Zeri: A Philosophy and Methodology to Reinvent the World

Many Friends have become increasingly concerned that our current economic system is not sustainable. Clearly, a perpetual growth economy is [鈥

Hollister Knowlton is a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting, active in Philadephia Yearly Meeting's Earthcare Working Group and Friends Traveling for Peace, Justice, and an Earth Restored; a member of the Policy Committee of FCNL; and clerk of Quaker Earthcare Witness (formerly Friends Committee on Unity with Nature). She gave up her car and became a vegan in 1994 for environmental, social, and animal justice reasons and took early retirement at the end of 2003 to devote her life to furthering ecological sustainability and healing our human-Earth relationship.

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