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Carluccio-Horton

My Revelation with Quaker Competition

I used to despise competition. Growing up with siblings, our lives were devoted to one‐upping each other and proving who […]

Carluccio Horton, Grade 9, Westtown School in West Chester, Pa.

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, Student Voices Project, Student Voices Project 2019
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Jack-Davis

The Value of Intense Competition

As my dirty, sweaty palm makes contact with my opponent’s, I look him in the eye. He was their striker […]

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

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The Hope for Collaboration over Competition

Quakers can be co‐conspirators, participants, creators, shapers, imaginers, and dreamers.

Mark Pratt-Russum is a released minister at West Hills Friends Church in Portland, Ore. He is a father and husband and is seriously in love with photography.

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Forum May 2019

Letters from our readers.

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Salamander Sky

By Katy Farber, illustrated by Meg Sodano. Green Writers Press, 2018. 32 pages. $17.95/hardcover. Recommended for ages 4–12. This unusual […]

Alison James is a member of South Starksboro (Vt.) Meeting.

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, May 2019: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews
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Amal Unbound

By Aisha Saeed. Nancy Paulsen Books, 2018. 240 pages. $17.99/hardcover; $10.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 10 and up. “But life isn’t […]

Judith Favor belongs to Claremont Meeting in southern California. She is an author, contemplative writing facilitator, soul friend, and great-grandmother.

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, May 2019: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews
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Fox News: George Fox Speaking

Our favorite news anchor goes on location with Will “The Quill” Penn and an assortment of dubiously fact‐checked historical figures.

Donald W. McCormick ([email protected]) is a member of Grass Valley Meeting in Nevada City, Calif. A professor for 28 years, he taught management; leadership; and occasionally, psychology of religion. His current interests include the study of mysticism and evidence-based methods for teaching mindfulness. Currently, he develops mindfulness teacher training programs for Unified Mindfulness.

Posted in: Features, Humor in Religion
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David Hartsough with Dr. Tiznoykek in Iran. Photo courtesy the author.

An American Casualty of U.S. Economic Sanctions on Iran

A Quaker activist learns first‐hand about the medical costs of U.S. sanctions.

David Hartsough is a Quaker from San Francisco, author of Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist, director of Peaceworkers, and co-founder of World Beyond War and Nonviolent Peaceforce.

For more info on the trip, see Code Pink's "Blogs from Iran." For more info on the effect of U.S. sanctions on Iran, see World Beyond War's "Iranian Sanctions: Iraq Redux?" and "Fear, Hate and Violence: The Human Cost of US Sanctions on Iran."

This article was originally printed online on April 12, 2019.

Posted in: Humor in Religion, Witness
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Sister Alegría and Sara Kettle, a British Friend and sojourner at Amigos del Senor in 2014.

Our Peace Testimony and Taxes

It takes a village to raise a child, and it takes a community to support a person of any age.

Sister Alegría lives in Amigas del Señor Monastery in one of the poorest parts of Honduras. Amigas spiritually share in a Covenant of Caring with Multnomah Meeting in Portland, Ore. She is coauthor of the book Giving Up Something Good for Something Better and may be contacted at [email protected].

Posted in: Humor in Religion, Lives of Friends
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Teach Us to Pray

By Gordon T. Smith. IVP Books, 2018. 112 pages. $15/paperback; $14.99/eBook. The first question is “Why?” Why do we need […]

Paul Buckley is a member of Community Friends Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of numerous articles and books on Quakerism and travels in the ministry urging revival among Friends. His most recent book is Primitive Quakerism Revived: Living as Friends in the Twenty-First Century.

Posted in: April 2019 Books, Humor in Religion, Quaker Book Reviews
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