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Facing Hard Truths

What can Friends learn from the hospice movement?

Robin Mohr is happily married with two young adult children. She currently serves on the property committee of her monthly meeting and as executive secretary for Friends World Committee for Consultation Section of the Americas. This article is based on her personal leading and does not reflect an official position of FWCC.

Posted in: Features, The State of Quaker Institutions
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Quaker Meetings Respond to Coronavirus

Friends adapt to the spread of COVID‐19.

Katie Breslin is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and is currently sojourning at West Richmond (Ind.) Meeting. She is a first-year student at Earlham School of Religion. Before moving to Richmond, Katie was the Young Adult Program Manager at Friends Committee on National Legislation. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @katiebreslin.

Posted in: Blogs, The State of Quaker Institutions
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Supporting Recovery among Friends

What keeps us from helping fellow Friends with drug addictions?

Johanna Jackson is a young adult Friend, and a member of State College (Pa.) Meeting. She is a recent graduate of the School of the Spirit's "On Being a Spiritual Nurturer" program, class of 2019. She can be reached at [email protected].

Posted in: Drugs, Features
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The Same, But Different: Ministry and the Quaker Pastor

By Phil Baisley. Friends United Press, 2018. 172 pages. $26/hardcover; $20/paperback.

Margaret Webb is the pastoral minister at New Garden Meeting in Greensboro, N.C. She has a bachelor’s from Earlham College and a master of divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. She serves on the Board of Advisors at Earlham School of Religion in Richmond, Ind.

Posted in: Gambling, November 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Escaping the Dusty Bookcase

Queries for Friends to consider as they discern how to maintain a meeting library.

Gwen Gosney Erickson is the Friends Historical Collection Librarian and College Archivist at Guilford College where she is a member of Hege Library’s leadership team. She is a member of Friendship Meeting and currently serves as clerk of North Carolina Yearly Meeting (Conservative). She lives in Greensboro, N.C.

Posted in: Online Features, Quaker Libraries
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Are Meeting Libraries Encumbrances?

Information is coming to us in different ways than it did in the first 350 years of Quaker history.

Carol Kitchen is retired from a career in social work in varied settings. She has professional degrees in library science and social work and a doctorate in religion and society.

Posted in: Online Features, Quaker Libraries
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With a Tender Hand: A Resource Book for Eldership and Oversight

By Zélie Gross. Quaker Books, 2015. 432 pages. $20/paperback. This is a thorough and useful resource book for Friends in […]

Marty Grundy has served on ministry and oversight committees (by a variety of names) for many years. She recently transferred to Wellesley (Mass.) Meeting in New England Yearly Meeting.

Posted in: April 2016 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Spiritual Nurture / Quaker Training
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An Ecology of the Spirit

In meeting this past First Day, I started working on the similarities and differences between ministry and pastoral care. My […]

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Bringing the Quaker into Hospital Chaplaincy

Every day I step into a blizzard that has swept in on someone’s life. I’m a chaplain in an acute […]

Katherine K. Jaramillo, a member of Bridge City Meeting in Portland, Oreg., is chaplain at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center.

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