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Swarthmore Hall, in North West England, organizational center of the early Friends movement. Photo Martin Kelley.

ePublishers of Truth

The shared lessons of strengthening a movement among Friends.

Kathleen Wooten is a member of Fresh Pond Meeting in Cambridge, Mass. She travels extensively among Friends with a concern for how we connect both digitally and face-to-face. She also serves New England Yearly Meeting as events coordinator and social media manager. Kathleen shares her travels and learning at quakerkathleen.wordpress.com.


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Envisioning Broader Quaker Membership

Two Friends share their stories and discuss the need for alternative models of membership.

Jennifer Swann and Emily Provance are members of the Alternate Pathways to Membership Working Group in New York Yearly Meeting under the care of the Ministry Coordinating Committee. Emily is a member of 15th Street Meeting in Manhattan. Jennifer is in the process of moving her membership from South Berkshire Meeting in Great Barrington, Mass., to Fifteenth Street Meeting.


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We Need a YAF

We have a disconnect between faith and practice.

Mackenzie Morgan is a software engineer and a member of Adelphi (Md.) Meeting. She is currently serving as clerk of the meeting鈥檚 Communications Subcommittee, and is a member of Baltimore Yearly Meeting鈥檚 Advancement and Outreach Committee.


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Europe and Middle East Section annual meeting 2017. Photo by Kate McNally, courtesy of the author.

Membership as Commitment and Belonging

Is membership a pragmatic arrangement or a spiritual experience?

Marisa Johnson has been serving as secretary to Friends World Committee for Consultation Europe and Middle East Section since 2008, and this has given her the opportunity of seeing many forms of Quaker worship and community building. Membership is often a central theme in becoming and maintaining community.

The article is taken from thoughts from an address that Johnson gave to Britain Yearly Meeting Gathering in 2014.


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I urge you to look past your empire of business and riches, and ask yourself a question

Student Voices: ” All that said, I have a few pieces of final advice for you: Be kind. Build bridges, not walls. Rather than tearing others down, build others up. And remember, love always trumps hate.”

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Our police are not protecting and serving anymore

Student Voices: ” I believe we need to bring more attention to these police as a first priority. I do realize that all police are attempting to do their absolute best, and most do respect all people, but it鈥檚 those who don鈥檛 that we need to talk to.”

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Though I am just a 14-year-old girl caught between two worlds, I would like to offer you some advice

Student Voices: “Though many families do enter the United States illegally, there should be a process for them to correct their mistake in a faster way than is available now. I believe that instead of coming in with drugs and crime, they are coming in with hope, faith, and wonder.”

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The Shape We Take

Growing diverse leadership in Baltimore Yearly Meeting.

Dyresha Harris, outreach and inclusion coordinator for Baltimore Yearly Meeting and a director of Catoctin Quaker Camp, has engaged in diversity education for 15 years, conducting training throughout the mid-Atlantic. Dyresha earned her BA in sociology and political science at McGill University and her MA at the University of Pennsylvania.


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The Sound of Silence

By Katrina Goldsaito, illustrated by Julia Kuo. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2016. 40 pages. $17.99/hardcover; $9.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 4鈥8. A young Japanese boy on his way to school meets a traditional koto player who challenges him with the idea that the most beautiful sound is silence. There in the middle of Tokyo, […]

Alison James is a member of South Starksboro (Vt.) Meeting.


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Weathering the Windfall Winner Announced!

Congratulations to Friends at Barnegat (N.J.) Meeting for their winning submission in our Weathering the Windfall contest.


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