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The Meaning of “Bless You”

I once wrote a report about what it was like to stand in vigil alone for the initial minutes. On […]

John Gallery is a member of Chestnut Hill (Pa.) Meeting. Weekly prayer vigils for peace are held in Philadelphia every Sunday at 4 p.m. For more information e-mail: [email protected]

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Going for the Gold

In the time since September 11, I have often come to Philadelphia’s Independence Mall peace vigil feeling very tired and […]

Marcelle Martin, a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., has been a regular participant in the prayer vigil for peace held in front of the Liberty Bell on Market Street between 5th and 6th Streets every Sunday from 4 to 5 p.m. To receive vigil reports, send your e-mail address to [email protected]

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A Peacemaking Presence in a Troubled Land

An appeal recently reached my husband, Bill, and me to protest the removal of an extended family of 16 Palestinian […]

Genie Durland has taught classes and led workshops with her husband, Bill, on religious nonviolent practice and on Quaker faith and testimonies. In the 1980s, they served on the staff of Pendle Hill. They belong to a tiny worship group that meets in their home in a recycled mining town in southern Colorado and is under the care of Albuquerque (N. Mex.) Meeting. She is a former co-clerk with Bill of Intermountain Yearly Meeting.

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Students Learn while Folding Peace Cranes

In the aftermath of the tragic events of September 11th, I knew, as a librarian in a Quaker lower school, […]

Kathy Singer is the lower school librarian at William Penn Charter School

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AFSC and the Terrorist War

American Friends Service Committee was created in war, and it has nearly as much experience and—I would say—more wisdom in […]

J. William Frost is director of Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College and a member of Swarthmore (Pa.) Meeting. He approaches this topic as a Quaker, as an historian of Friends and of the relationship between religion and war, and as a teacher of peace and conflict studies. This article is based on an address to the annual public gathering of American Friends Service Committee in Philadelphia, Pa., on November 3, 2001. Poem at the end of this article © 2000 Emilie M. Townes, reprinted with permission.

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Pray for Whom?

As I stood at the vigil today, I carried with me thoughts from the morning’s meeting for worship. On my […]

John Andrew Gallery is a member of Chestnut Hill (Pa.) Meeting. Weekly prayer vigils for peace are held in Philadelphia every Sunday at 4 p.m.

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Emily Greene Balch, Pioneering Peacemaker

Emily Greene Balch, along with her friend and inspiration, Jane Addams, was one of two women with Quaker connections to […]

Margery Post Abbott is a member of Multnomah Meeting in Portland, Oregon. She is the author of A Certain Kind of Perfection and various articles and pamphlets. © 2000 Margery Post Abbott

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Prayer Vigil No. 88

It was a Sunday this past February, only the second time that I’d been at the vigil since early December, […]

John Andrew Gallery, a member of Chestnut Hill (Pa.) Meeting, has been a frequent participant in the weekly prayer vigils for peace in the world that are held in Philadelphia every Sunday from 4 to 5 p.m., in front of the Liberty Bell on Market Street between 5th and 6th Streets.

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