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Friends’ Central School in Wynnewood, Pa. Photo by Google Street View.

News, October 2019

News of Friends.

Posted in: Friends in Africa, News
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Authentic Friends

Our introduction to the September Issue.

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My Year of Living Eschatologically

Awareness of end times comes to a Friend diagnosed with a terminal illness.

Muriel (Mickey) Edgerton is a lifelong Friend, having grown up in the Midwest in Friends United Meeting pastoral worship. She is a graduate of Earlham School of Religion and has been a hospice chaplain for the past 25 years. A 60-year member of Gwynedd (Pa.) Meeting, she is a 15-year resident of Foulkeways at Gwynedd.

Posted in: Features, September 2019
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So You Want to Talk About Race

By Ijeoma Oluo. Seal Press, 2018. 256 pages. $27/hardcover; $16.99/paperback; $10.99/eBook. When I attend my monthly meeting, I am one […]

Lori Patterson lives in Portland, Ore., where she teaches women’s studies at the local college, attends Multnomah Meeting in Portland (where she serves on the Racial Justice Committee), and runs an independent yarn and fiber dyeing business out of her home.

Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2019, September 2019 Books
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Butcher Hogs for Sale

A sign on the side of the road sparks a crisis of conscience.

Dayna Baily lives in southeastern Pennsylvania with her family, for whom plant-based cooking is both a delicious source of good nutrition and a private form of nonviolent protest against a cruel status quo. She worships at Penn Hill Meeting in Wakefield, Pa., and participates in Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Right Relationship with Animals Working Group.

Posted in: Features, June/July 2019: Food Choices
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Lens on Syria: A Photographic Tour of Its Ancient and Modern Culture

By Daniel Demeter. Just World Books, 2016. 304 pages. $49.99/hardcover; $29.99/paperback. While I do know a fair amount about photography, […]

Brent Bill is a photographer, writer, and retreat leader who lives in Indiana. A member of West Newton (Ind.) Meeting, his newest book Beauty, Truth, Life, and Love will be released in September 2019.

Posted in: June/July 2019 Books, June/July 2019: Food Choices, Quaker Book Reviews
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Community of Numeric Competitors

I came home, excited after a day full of learning, to find my mother waiting for me at the door […]

Ilaria Luna, Grade 6, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, Student Voices Project, Student Voices Project 2019
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Truly Winning at Life

Competition is a big part of the everyday world. It overlaps with the desire for power and the desire for […]

Sophia Stylianos, Grade 6, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, Student Voices Project, Student Voices Project 2019
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Faith Action Climate Team prepares to march. © Abby Brockway.

Faithful Action on Climate Change

Turning Quaker concerns into mass movements.

Lynn Fitz-Hugh is a mother, a climate activist, and a psychotherapist. She is a member of Olympia (Wash.) Meeting. She was the founder of 350Seattle.org, and is the cofounder of Faith Action Climate Team.

Posted in: Features, Outside the Meetinghouse
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El Paso Quakers on the Border Today

How Friends along the Mexican border are responding to needs.

Ann Birch is currently clerk of El Paso (Tex.) Meeting. She is a librarian who settled in on the border in the 1960s.

Posted in: Outside the Meetinghouse, Witness
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