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Tara-Prakash

Loosening Our Blindfolds

The main point of a competition is to see who is better in a certain arena. Equality is emphasizing and [鈥

Tara Prakash, Grade 6, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, Student Voices Project, Student Voices Project 2019
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The Value of Intense Competition

As my dirty, sweaty palm makes contact with my opponent鈥檚, I look him in the eye. He was their striker [鈥

Jack Davis, Grade 11, Friends Academy in Locust Valley, N.Y.

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, Student Voices Project, Student Voices Project 2019
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The Prayer Game

Created by Jennifer Kavanagh, designed by Brian Homer. Self鈥恜ublished, 2018. Deck of 55 cards. 拢13.30/deck sent to North America (about [鈥

Karie Firoozmand, David Macfarlane, Jane Parker, and Linda Parsley are joyful participants in the Spiritual Formation Program in Baltimore Yearly Meeting. The junior young Friends of Stony Run Meeting in Baltimore, Md., participated in this review, as did First-day school teachers Rebecca Snyder and Tracey Deemer.

Posted in: April 2019 Books, Humor in Religion, Quaker Book Reviews
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Photos courtesy of the author.

What Does the Outside Say?

The literal surroundings of our meetinghouses can be a public statement of our values and beliefs.

Brad Stocker served on Earth Ethics Institute at Miami Dade College for 22 years. He has a post-doctoral certificate in ecology and human spirit. Brad creates and facilitates earth literacy workshops. He is a member of Miami (Fla.) Meeting, co-clerk of Southeastern Yearly Meeting's Earthcare Committee, and a representative to Quaker Earthcare Witness.

Posted in: Features, Outside the Meetinghouse
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Intermountain Yearly Meeting attendees during the keynote discussion. Photo 漏 Mary Klein.

Paying as Led

The experiment with abundance continues.

Molly Wingate is a member of Colorado Springs (Colo.) Meeting and clerk of Intermountain Yearly Meeting. She taught writing for many years in a variety of settings. She founded and directs Poetry Heals, a nonprofit that teaches therapeutic poetry writing to people living difficult lives, especially teens, veterans, and homeless.

Posted in: Features, February 2019
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The Green Burial Guidebook: Everything You Need to Plan an Affordable, Environmentally Friendly Burial

By Elizabeth Fournier. New World Library, 2018. 208 pages. $15.95/paperback; $12.76/eBook. I鈥檝e been interested in the idea of a green [鈥

Ruah Swennerfelt is a member of Burlington (Vt.) Meeting. She has worked for Earth for many decades and currently is involved in the international Transition Town Movement.

Posted in: February 2019, February 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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A Cautious Hope

An introduction to the January 2019 issue, 鈥淎 Racially Diverse Society of Friends?鈥

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal:聽[email protected]

Posted in: Among Friends, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
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A Chore Worth Doing

FJ Poetry: Day鈥檚 end, most chores done, some chores not.

Bear Jack Gebhardt lives in聽Fort Collins, Colo.

Posted in: Poetry, Quakers and Christianity
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Where Are You Hiding, God?

By Elisabeth Zartl. Westminster John Knox Press, 2017. 24 pages. $12/hardcover. Recommended for ages 4鈥8. Since the original title of [鈥

Margaret Crompton (Britain Yearly Meeting) is the author of the Pendle Hill pamphlet number 419, Nurturing Children's Spiritual Well-Being.

Posted in: December 2018 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, Quakers and Christianity
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Roses and Radicals: The Epic Story of How American Women Won the Right to Vote

By Susan Zimet with Todd Hasak鈥怢owy. Viking, 2018. 168 pages. $19.99/hardcover; $10.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 10 and up. An accessible [鈥

Gwen Gosney Erickson is a librarian and archivist at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C.

Posted in: December 2018 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, Quakers and Christianity
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