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Bayard Rustin at Swarthmore College

Bayard Rustin’s spiritual depth has been widely overlooked and deserves to be brought back to our attention.

Newton Garver is a 1951 graduate of Swarthmore College, a member of Buffalo (N.Y.) Meeting, and President of the Bolivian Quaker Education Fund. He lives with his wife Anneliese in East Concord N.Y., where Bayard visited them a couple of times.


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Remembering Elise Boulding: The Legacy of Her Journaling

Elise Boulding died on June 24, 2010, in Needham, Mass., just shy of her 90th birthday. Known for her accomplishments […]

Mary Lee Morrison, a member of Hartford (Conn.) Meeting, is a writer and educator, community activist and volunteer, with interests in peace and global sustainablity and transformative pedagogy. She is the author of Elise Boulding: A Life in the Cause of Peace (2005). Further reading of the journals of Elise Boulding can be found at http://​www​.earthenergyhealing​.org/​E​l​i​s​e​B​o​u​l​d​i​n​g​3​.​htm.


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Quaker Women I Have Known

“The women in my family do things,” said John Foster, the Quaker man I had just met in India. Much […]

Georgana (Falb) Foster has been a member of Mt. Toby Friends Meeting in Leverett, Mass., for half a century. She has presented workshops on early New England Quaker women at the Friends General Conference Gathering and New England Yearly Meeting, and has written a number of local histories. She is an independent scholar of South Asian studies, collecting folk and pop art about goddesses of India.


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On a Mission to Heal the Planet

Risking esteem and friendship to speak truth through Friends ministry interviewed by Shirley Dodson Amanda, what motivated you to apply […]

Amanda Kemp, a member of Lancaster (Pa.) Meeting, is the founder of Theatre for Transformation, a company that has reached over 7,000 people since its launch in 2007, and the author of a forthcoming book, The Ancestors are Calling: Your Guide to Forgiveness and Creating a Life of Purpose. Shirley Dodson, a member of the Middletown Meeting in Lima, Pa., is director of communications at Pendle Hill.


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Lillian and George Willoughby

Raspberries, bread, serendipity, and nonviolence. Lillian and George Willoughby, members of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, were engaged with many projects […]

Lynne Shivers, a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, has been a social activist, college teacher, and writer.


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Who Was Joy Hodgkin?

When my grandfather, Henry Hodgkin, migrated from England in 1930 to be the first director of studies at Pendle Hill, […]

Margaret (Meg) Hodgkin Lippert is the granddaughter of Henry and Joy Hodgkin. Meg was born a Friend and is currently a member of South Seattle (Wash.) Meeting. A former classroom teacher and author of over 20 books of multicultural folktales, she currently teaches storytelling for Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass., and works with high school youth in Seattle. Her website is http://​www​.storypower​.net.


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The Life of Japanese Quaker Inazo Nitobe

At Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, numerous epistles are read from other yearly meetings throughout the world. Likewise Philadelphia sends its annual […]

Samuel M. Snipes, a member of Fallsington (Pa.) Meeting, is a lawyer. He and other family members operate Snipes Farm and Education Center in Morrisville, Pa. He is active in many Bucks County peace activities.


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Quaking with Confidence

  I’d like to clear up right away a question that seems to crop up repeatedly at these more public […]

Ben Pink Dandelion is Professor of Quaker Studies and Programmes Leader at the Centre for Postgraduate Quaker Studies, Woodbrooke, and University of Birmingham, England. He worships at Sawley Meeting in the shadow of Pendle Hill. He has written numerous books and articles about Quakerism and Quaker history.


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Remembering Bonnie Tinker

Friend and activist Bonnie Tinker died on Thursday, July 2, 2009, in Blacksburg, Virginia, during the Friends General Conference Gathering. […]

Constance Grady served as an intern this past summer at Friends Journal. A resident of Wyndmoor, Pa., she is a senior at University of Chicago.


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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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