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Slavery in the Quaker World

Christian slavery and White supremacy.

Katharine Gerbner is associate professor of history at the University of Minnesota. She grew up in Philadelphia, Pa., and graduated from Germantown Friends School. She currently attends Twin Cities Meeting in Saint Paul, Minn.

Posted in: Features, September 2019
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The Doctor of Flowers

By Rachel Blum. 3: A Taos Press, 2018. 99 pages. $24/paperback. In her splendid poetry collection The Doctor of Flowers, [鈥

Bob Dixon-Kolar is an assistant professor of English at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Ill. He and his family are members of Evanston (Ill.) Meeting.

Posted in: August 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, QuakerSpeak at Five
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A Tool or a Weapon

The Quaker approach to competition has influenced my life greatly. From my experiences, I鈥檝e learned that competition can be utilized [鈥

Hazel Mariani, Grade 6, Greene Street Friends School in Philadelphia, Pa.

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, Student Voices Project, Student Voices Project 2019
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From Competition to Cooperation

My first exposure to competitive club travel sports was a difficult one, primarily because of the attitude and actions of [鈥

Lila Safavi, Grade 6, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, Student Voices Project, Student Voices Project 2019
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How I Found God in Competitive Sports

How can we explore the edge of our abilities?

Jon Watts is a Quaker living in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pa. He enjoys volleyball, tennis, and trying to beat his own record for hiking the length of the Wissahickon Valley. When he鈥檚 not competing, Jon is interviewing Quakers for the QuakerSpeak project or composing Quaker-related music.

Posted in: Features, Friendly Competition?
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Unite the Right 2 counter-demonstrators at Freedom Plaza on E at 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C., on August 12. 2018. 漏 Elvert Barnes / flickr.com

Holding Unite the Right to the Light

Holding a public meeting for worship in a maelstrom of political anger.

Debby Churchman is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and served as its administrative secretary at the time of this event.

Posted in: Features, Outside the Meetinghouse
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Elisabeth Brewster Potts Brown

Brown鈥擡lisabeth Brewster Potts Brown, 78, on July 6, 2018, of an unexpected heart attack, in her beloved summer home in [鈥

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Christopher Henry Hodgkin

Hodgkin鈥擟hristopher Henry Hodgkin, 74, on June 11, 2018, at home in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Wash. Christopher was born [鈥

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My Favorite Non鈥怮uaker Quaker, Remembering John C. Bogle

Perhaps his favorite quote was: 鈥淚 expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I [鈥

Signe Wilkinson is an editorial cartoonist, member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., and trustee of Friends Publishing Corporation.

Posted in: Outside the Meetinghouse, Remembrance
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Mary Dearden Shaw

Shaw鈥擬ary Dearden Shaw, 92, on April 3, 2018, in State College, Pa. Mardy was born on November 14, 1925, in [鈥

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