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Monthly worship along Fresh Pond Parkway in front of Raytheon in Cambridge, Mass. The author is seen standing. 漏 Skip Schiel.

Experiments with Worship

Quaker worship takes to the streets.

Elizabeth Claggett-Borne enjoys biking to work, accompanying a family in sanctuary, and trying not to fidget in worship. She is grateful to be a part of Friends Meeting at Cambridge (Mass.). She teaches Exploring the Quaker Way, laughs at her hubris, and travels in the ministry.

Posted in: Features, Outside the Meetinghouse
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Why I Got Arrested at the Border

A walk along the beach鈥攁nd an interfaith plea for the soul of a nation.

Lucy Duncan is the director of Friends Relations at American Friends Service Committee. She is a settler, currently residing on unceded Lenni Lenape territory, a storyteller, and an anti-racist activist and teacher.

This article was first published on January 16, 2019 on Friendsjournal.org. It appears in the February 2019 print issue of Friends Journal.

Posted in: Features, February 2019
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God鈥怱oaked Life: Discovering a Kingdom Spirituality

By Chris Webb. InterVarsity Press, 2017. 192 pages. $17/paperback; $16.99/eBook. On the back cover of the book, the author, a [鈥

William Shetter is a member of Bloomington (Ind.) Meeting. Thanks to a long retirement, he has been blessed with nearly 25 years of contemplative time.

Posted in: January 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
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Photo by David Shankbone, <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christian_living_books_by_David_Shankbone.jpg">via Wikimedia</a>.

How Am I a Christian?

Will others see us as Christians by our love?

Douglas C. Bennett served as president of Earlham College from 1997 to 2011. Now retired, he is a member of Durham (Maine) Meeting.

Posted in: Online Features, Quakers and Christianity
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From the 1932 edition of <i>The journal and essays of John Woolman, edited by Amelia M. Gummere. <a href="https://archive.org/details/journalessaysofj00wool/page/n7">Via Internet Archive</a>.

Learning from John Woolman, as a Christian Quaker

A passage from John Woolman鈥檚 Journal gives a Friend the language for describing her new sense of empowerment.

Helene Pollock has participated in all branches of Friends during her 40 years of association with Friends. Her primary Quaker community at this time is the extended worship community that meets in the Philadelphia area. She is the former director of Quaker Affairs at Haverford College.

Posted in: Online Features, Quakers and Christianity
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Presence and Process: A Path Toward Transformative Faith and Inclusive Community

By Daniel P. Coleman. Barclay Press, 2017. 232 pages. $20/paperback; $6.99/eBook. At the end of his remarkable book, Daniel Coleman [鈥

Peter West Nutting is a member of Vassalboro (Maine) Meeting and Central Committee of Friends General Conference and regularly gives workshops on 鈥淧hotography as a Contemplative Practice.鈥

Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2018, September 2018 Books
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Immersed in Prayer: Stories from Lives of Prayer

Edited by Michael Resman. What Canst Thou Say?, 2017. 172 pages. $9.95/paperback. Immersed in Prayer: Stories from Lives of Prayer [鈥

Judith Favor is grateful she grew up in Oregon. Her mystical soul was formed in fluid moments of unity with Holy Mystery, countless immersions in rainstorms and puddles, streams, rivers, lakes and oceans.

Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2018, September 2018 Books
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Buscemi鈥擵incent Paul Buscemi, 89, on March 11, 2017, at home in New York City. Vince was born on May 18, [鈥

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What People Really Want from Church and Quaker Meeting

Looking at successful church growth models for ideas to grow our fellowship.

Donald W. McCormick, [email protected], is a member of Grass Valley Meeting in Nevada City, Calif. He is director of education for Unified Mindfulness, a company that trains mindfulness teachers. The senior editor of Friends Journal described his February article, 鈥Can Quakerism Survive?,鈥 as 鈥渢he most talked about article in recent history.鈥

Posted in: Features, Going Viral with Quakerism
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Sparking a Quakerish Epidemic

A society of Friends ought to be a natural for friendship with God.

Forrest Curo is a poet and member of San Diego (Calif.) Meeting. He ran the Aardvark Bookstore here from 1985鈥1998 and founded Street Light (modeled on American Friends Service Committee鈥檚 Street Spirit) in 1996. He put in a year at Pendle Hill Conference Center in 2002 in hopes of finding a spiritual handle on the intractable politics of poverty and is now retired.

Posted in: Going Viral with Quakerism, Online Features
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