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Into the Abyss and Back

Held in the Light: Norman Morrison’s Sacrifice for Peace and His Family’s Journey of Healing By Anne Morrison Welsh, with […]

Robert Dockhorn, senior editor of Friends Journal, is a member of Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa.

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Concerned about Israel and/or Palestine: Perhaps We Are Part of the Problem

In October 2008, I traveled to the West Bank on behalf of Friends World Committee for Consultation‐Europe and Middle East […]

Lindsey Fielder Cook is a U.S. Friend and a member of German Yearly Meeting. She currently lives in Bonn, Germany, and is married to a British citizen. Following university, she worked as an intern at Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) and then as a teacher for Friends Girls School in Ramallah. This led to humanitarian work with various United Nations agencies in the West Bank, Gaza, Somalia, and the former Yugoslavia. She now combines parenting with writing and consultancy work, and serves on the Quaker United Nations Committee (QUNC-NY) as the FWCC Representative for Europe and the Middle East.

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Christian Peace Witness for Iraq: The Risks that Faith Asks

On April 29 of this year, I was blessed to attend the Christian Peace Witness for Iraq (CPWI) in Washington, […]

Stephen Dotson, a member of Goose Creek Meeting in Lincoln, Va., is currently serving as young adult leadership development coordinator at Pendle Hill study center in Wallingford, Pa. He is involved in Quakers Uniting in Publications, Quaker Quest, and World Student Christian Federation.

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Learning to Love Paul Wolfowitz, and Other Impossible Tasks

My activities that Sunday morning were supposed to be Christmasy and result in life actually improving in some small way […]

Debby Churchman is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington, D.C., where this incident took place.

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Drinking At The Well

This month we bring you a spontaneous special issue on the recent “Heeding God’s Call: A Gathering on Peace,” held […]

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‘War Taxes’ Is a Complicated Topic

Peter Phillips’ article, “What is the Quaker Testimony on ‘War Taxes’?” (FJ Feb.), is problematic in at least four respects. […]

David R. Bassett is a member of Rochester (N.Y.) Meeting's Peace Tax Fund Working Group.

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The Peace Gathering: An Overview

From January 13 through 17, 2009, at Arch Street Meetinghouse in Philadelphia, nearly 400 people from 48 Christian denominations and […]

Daniel Coppock is a member of Eastern Hills Monthly Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. He currently lives in Philadelphia, where he is serving as an intern at Friends Journal. Therese Miller is a member of Lewisburg (Pa.) Meeting and served as director of the Peace Gathering.

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Whose Image Is on the Coin? A Jewish Perspective on Abrahamic Wisdoms

I begin with a renewed version of the blessing traditionally offered before learning Torah—sharing wisdom—together: Blessed are you the breath […]

Rabbi Arthur Waskow is the director of The Shalom Center, http://www.shalomctr.org, a national Jewish Peace and Justice advocacy group with offices in Philadelphia. This article is extracted from his remarks to the Peace Gathering on January 16.

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Listening and Affirming

Listen. For me, “Heeding God’s Call” felt like just that, a call‐except that it came by email. The invitation from […]

Carol Towarnicky is a member of the editorial board of the Philadelphia Daily News and a member of Mishkan Shalom, an activist Reconstructionist Jewish synagogue.

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The Intersection of Faith and Practice

In prayer and silence, this small Scripture was impressed on my heart: “Whosoever holds on to their life will lose […]

Alexie Torres-Fleming is the director of Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice, based in the South Bronx. This article is based on her presentation to the Peace Gathering on January 14.

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