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Two Quaker Families in Suchitoto

Suchitoto, a small Salvadoran town and municipality (similar to a U.S. county), was virtually emptied during a decade‐long internal civil […]

Robert Broz, an attender at Palo Alto (Calif.) Meeting, has been project director of the meeting's El Salvador Project since 2002. Frank Cummings, an attender at Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting, is a retired professor of Chemistry.

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On the Cutting Edge: The Peace Activism of Earle Reynolds

In U.S. history, where articulating a desire for peace is too often accepted as sufficient opposition to war, one man’s […]

Kristin Grabarek completed a master's degree in History at Auburn University, where she researched effective social activism. She now lives in Denver, Colo., where she works in a branch library developing youth programming.

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No Greater Degradation: Jonathan Dymond on the Moral Costs of War

Few Friends know the name of Jonathan Dymond (1790–1828), who labored in obscurity, manufacturing linen drapes in Exeter, England. In […]

Chip Poston, a member of Newtown (Pa.) Meeting, teaches Religious Studies at George School.

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Quaker Profiles: Carole and Ray Treadway

Friends from birth, Ray and Carole Treadway each have a different Quaker family history. Carole looks back to many generations […]

Kara Newell, who contributes occasional "Quaker Profile" columns to Friends Journal, is a member and presiding clerk of Reedwood Friends Church in Portland, Oreg.

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The Power of Fearful Faithfulness: Martin Luther King Jr.‘s Legacy For Friends

In March, I received an invitation to this summer’s Friends General Conference Gathering in Johnstown, Pa. Pulling the flyer from […]

Steve Chase, a member of Putney (Vt.) Meeting, is the founding director of Antioch University New England's master's program in Environmental Advocacy and Organizing. He is also the editor of "The Well-Trained Activist" blog at http://eaop-blog.blogspot.com.

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Mary Dyer: Courageous Witness and My Foremother

“It’s not fair! My name is Mary Dyer and I’m younger than that girl! I should have been the one […]

Mary Dyer Hubbard is a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Warrington, Pa. The quotations in this article are taken from "Notable Women Ancestors: Women's Biographies (Mary Barrett Dyer)," at http://www.rootsweb.com/~nwa/dyer.html.

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John Greenleaf Whittier: A Bicentennial Reflection

The birthday of one of the United States’ most popular Quakers was once a national event. Around the firesides and […]

Thomas Becknell is professor of English at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minn., where he teaches courses in American Literature and Environmental Writing. His book, Of Earth and Sky: Spiritual Lessons from Nature, reflects his passionate interest in the natural world and Christian spirituality.

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Kent Thornburg

Quaker scientist? That’s how Kent Thornburg describes himself. He was born into a Quaker family, and his parents recognized and […]

Kara Newell, a Friends Journal columnist, is a member and presiding clerk of Reedwood Friends Church in Portland, Oreg.

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My History with FWCC

In 1937, when I was nine years old, my father attended the Friends World Conference in Pennsylvania, which is when […]

Heather Catchpool Moir, a lifelong Friend who grew up in England and settled in the U.S., has served as clerk of the Section of the Americas and as clerk of FWCC worldwide. She is a member of North Sandwich (N.H.) Meeting.

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A Portrait of Two Founders

I earnestly believe our Society will serve the Kingdom [of God] better as we are unified. —J. Passmore Elkinton, in […]

Steven Elkinton, a member of Langley Hill Meeting in McLean, Va., remembers his grandparents fondly. He is indebted to the staff at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College for making available to him the Elkinton Family Papers and photographs, and the Anna Bassett Griscom Papers.

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