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The Importance of Noise During Silent Worship

Sometimes we need the buses, dogs, and loud neighbors to enter the deepest silence of the meetinghouse.

Ben Handy is a member of Frankford Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. He has a boring job and a lovely family. He mostly spends his free time trying to figure out where he put his glasses, and why he can never seem to get anything done.

Posted in: Features, February 2020
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Caroline Beans Smith Hoffman

Hoffman鈥擟aroline Beans Smith Hoffman, 95, on June 15, 2019, in Riddle Village, Media, Pa. A lifelong member of the Religious [鈥

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Anne Hollingsworth Thomas Moore

Moore鈥擜nne Hollingsworth Thomas Moore, 89, on January 24, 2019, in Northampton, Mass., after a gradual yearlong decline. Anne was born [鈥

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David Lee Owen

Owen鈥擠avid Lee Owen, 73, on October 16, 2018, in Charlotte, N.C. David was born on June 7, 1945, at home [鈥

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Among Friends: Who Quaker Kids Are, Who They Become, and How They Lead

Our introduction to the December Issue.

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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.

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