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A Global Nonviolent Peaceforce

People are discovering the power of active nonviolence,” began seasoned peace activist and Friend David Hartsough at the start of […]

Amber Gravett, Elizabeth Markham, Nicole Perry, Juliana Rosati, and Molly Wilson were interns for Friends Journal during summer 2002.

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Wind and Sun

I was listening in on a heated e‐mail interchange about the American Friends Service Committee’s Afghan blanket project. Someone was […]

Pamela Haines, a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, gives her attention to families, economic justice, right sharing, and urban greening.

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Time to Mind the Light

Recently I’ve had ample opportunity to reflect on the difference one person can make. My daughter has just undergone necessary […]

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Can Love Really Overcome Violence and Hate? Reflections on the Friends Peace Testimony

Dear Friends, when you first invited me to speak on the Peace Testimony last summer, I was working at Friends […]

Mary Lord is a member of Adelphi (Md.) Meeting. This address was delivered to the annual meeting of Friends World Committee for Consultation, Section of the Americas, in Philadelphia, Pa., on Friday, March 15, 2002.

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Terrorism and the Practical Idealist

When I encountered Quakerism for the first time as a young man, I was struck by the sheer boldness of […]

George Lakey is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, under whose care he is performing a ministry of nonviolence. He is director of Training for Change (http://www.trainingforchange.org) and is coauthor of Grassroots and Nonprofit Leadership: A Guide for Organizations in Changing Times. © 2002 George Lakey

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Queries for Activist‐Minded Quakers

Queries: In contemplation on our inner guidance toward action, do we search the Bible and other sources of spiritual wisdom […]

David Trumper, a member of Valley Meeting in Wayne, Pa., is a retired technology equities analyst and technical writer.

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Courage and Compassion

It is a joy and a challenge, but also often a frustration, to prepare issues of Friends Journal months in […]

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The Challenge of Terror: A Traveling Essay

So here I am, a week late arriving home, stuck between Colombia, Guatemala, and Harrisonburg, Virginia, when our world changed. […]

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A Lesson from the Ashes

If every community had a young person who cared enough about his brothers and sisters who were hurting—and who started […]

Harold B. Confer is a member of Adelphi (Md.) Meeting and has participated in and led workcamps for almost 50 years. A winner of the Clarence and Lilly Pickett Fund for Quaker Leadership, he is working with members of his meeting and others to start a new disaster response organization that will target human-caused disasters such as burned houses of worship. © 2000 Harold B. Confer

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Nonviolence: The Law of Love

Mention the Middle East, the Congo, or Northern Ireland, and eyes roll, shoulders rise, and expressions of helplessness take over […]

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