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The Machine in the Garden

On Mothers Day this spring, a small group of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Quakers visited Wellsboro Monthly Meeting in Tioga County [鈥

Robert Lowing is a member of Lancaster (Pa.) Friends Meeting. He is a retired art professor from Millersville University, where he taught photography for 33 years. He and his wife, Cynthia, have heated their homes with wood, coal, oil, and now, gas, throughout their lifetime.

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Remember that You are Dust and to Dust You Shall Return

Wednesday morning at 6 am my alarm woke me from warm, senseless sleep to face a cold, rainy, and intimidating [鈥

Dan Coppock, a member of Eastern Hills Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, lives and attends worship in West Philadelphia. He is a former Friends Journal intern.

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Manzanar: A Japanese Camp

Manzanar means apple orchard in Spanish. There was a significant community in Owens Valley on the east side of the [鈥

Grace Ito Coan is a member of Sacramento (Calif.) Friends Meeting.

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Letter to a Friend reading Reinhold Niebuhr

A friend recently wrote that he had been reading essays that Reinhold Niebuhr wrote for various periodicals in the 1920s [鈥

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Anthropology: Pursuing the Quaker Connection

As a graduate student in dance anthropology at London鈥檚 Roehampton University, I had my first mid鈥恖ife crisis. Actually, make that [鈥

Kat Richter, a member of Trenton (N.J.) Meeting and a former intern at Friends Journal, holds an MA in Dance Anthropology. She recently published "Anthropology with an Agenda: Four Forgotten Dance Anthropologists" in the Journal of Research in Dance Education. She lives in Philadelphia and divides her time between writing and teaching dance.

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A Quaker Reconsiders the Draft

When the Universal Military Training and Service Act expired in June 1973, I was overjoyed, like most Friends in the [鈥

Larry Ingle, a member of Chattanooga (Tenn.) Meeting, is a historian and author of First Among Friends: George Fox and the Creation of Quakerism and Quakers in Conflict: The Hicksite Reformation.

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My Visit to Gaza with the Gaza Freedom March

On the first anniversary of the war on Gaza, known as Operation Cast Lead, close to 1,400 people from more [鈥

David Hartsough, a member of San Francisco (Calif.) Meeting, is director of Peaceworkers (see http://www.peaceworkersus.org) and co-founder of Nonviolent Peaceforce (see http://www.nonviolentpeaceforceorg). He recently spent a month in Palestine and Israel co-leading an interfaith peacebuilding delegation. He can be reached at [email protected]

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Our New Best Friend?

Written a few weeks after the Inauguration of President Barack Obama last year, this is reprinted with permission from the [鈥

Roger Copeland is a professor of Theater and Dance at Oberlin College. He is the author of What Is Dance? and Merce Cunningham: The modernizing of Modern Dance.

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Into the Abyss and Back

Held in the Light: Norman Morrison鈥檚 Sacrifice for Peace and His Family鈥檚 Journey of Healing By Anne Morrison Welsh, with [鈥

Robert Dockhorn, senior editor of Friends Journal, is a member of Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa.

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Concerned about Israel and/or Palestine: Perhaps We Are Part of the Problem

In October 2008, I traveled to the West Bank on behalf of Friends World Committee for Consultation鈥怑urope and Middle East [鈥

Lindsey Fielder Cook is a U.S. Friend and a member of German Yearly Meeting. She currently lives in Bonn, Germany, and is married to a British citizen. Following university, she worked as an intern at Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) and then as a teacher for Friends Girls School in Ramallah. This led to humanitarian work with various United Nations agencies in the West Bank, Gaza, Somalia, and the former Yugoslavia. She now combines parenting with writing and consultancy work, and serves on the Quaker United Nations Committee (QUNC-NY) as the FWCC Representative for Europe and the Middle East.

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