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Peace March

On March 16 my husband and I went to a peace march in Eureka with our good friends Christine and […]

Carrie Gergits has recently completed her master's degree in Environment and Community at Humboldt State University in Arcata, Calif., and currently resides in Rio Dell, Calif. She works with children, helping them discover the wonders of nature and instilling a sense of responsibility and respect for their local environments.

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The Christiana Resistance

In the early morning hours of September 11, 1851—ten years before the Civil War and exactly 150 years to the […]

Brenda Walker Beadenkopf, a member of Concord (Pa.) Meeting and the mother of nine children, lives in Niles, Michigan. She is a former editor of the weekly Michigan newspaper Berrien County Record and is currently a contributing editor of Bridgman Baroda Beat. She is writing a biography of her Quaker activist father, Charlie Walker, and she invites anyone with information or anecdotes about him to contact her at [email protected]

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Torture a Few to Save Many?

Should the United States resort to torture in defending against terrorism? Suppose a man is in custody who knows where […]

Malcolm Bell, a member of Wilderness Meeting in Wallingford, Vt., is secretary of the International Mayan League/USA. He has written a book, The Turkey Shoot: Tracking the Attica Cover-Up, published in 1985.

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Peace and Good Behavior: A Minor Testimony?

In January 1655 a number of the most effective Quaker preachers came to the English Puritan town of Banbury, where […]

Jack Ross is a member of Argenta (B.C.) Meeting.

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Vigilance is Necessary

For one of us, it was difficult to accept the Peace Testimony when first a member of the Religious Society […]

Doris A. Ashley, New Bedford (Mass.) Meeting, Margrit Meyer, Detroit (Mich.) Meeting

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Queries for Activist‐Minded Quakers

Queries: In contemplation on our inner guidance toward action, do we search the Bible and other sources of spiritual wisdom […]

David Trumper, a member of Valley Meeting in Wayne, Pa., is a retired technology equities analyst and technical writer.

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Stories from the Line: Reflections on Protesting the U.S. Army School of the Americas

I first heard of the U.S. Army School of the Americas (SOA), located on the grounds of the huge Ft. […]

Barbara Luetke-Stahlman is a member of Penn Valley Meeting in Kansas City, Mo., living in Wilson, N.C. She recently published a book, 17th-Century Remarkable Quaker Youth.

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Dilemmas of Our Peace Testimony

The history of the Quaker Peace Testimony is full of dilemmas and never a simple doctrine. Indeed, it seems to […]

Judith Reynolds Brown is poetry editor of Friends Journal. Her book A Glove on My Heart: Encounters with the Mentally Ill was published in January.

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As Way Opened

Marietta’s little daughter was murdered. Through her anger, grief, and devastation she struggled until she found peace with her God […]

Clare Sinclair is an active member of Missoula (Mont.) Meeting and the Montana Gathering of Friends.

Posted in: Features, March 2001
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