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Facing Hard Truths

What can Friends learn from the hospice movement?

Robin Mohr is happily married with two young adult children. She currently serves on the property committee of her monthly meeting and as executive secretary for Friends World Committee for Consultation Section of the Americas. This article is based on her personal leading and does not reflect an official position of FWCC.

Posted in: Features, The State of Quaker Institutions
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Quaker Schools Transforming the World

Friends schools face the challenges of societal changes.

Deborra Sines Pancoe is Friends Council on Education’s associate director and a member of Abington (Pa.) Meeting. Elisabeth Torg is director of development and communications for Friends Council on Education, a kindred spirit of Quakers, and a parent of two Friends school graduates.

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How to Be an Antiracist

By Ibram X. Kendi. One World, 2019. 320 pages. $27/hardcover; $13.99/eBook.

Lori Patterson lives in Portland, Ore., where she teaches women’s studies at her local college, attends Multnomah Meeting (where she serves on the Racial Justice Committee), and runs an independent yarn and fiber dyeing business out of her home.

Posted in: April 2020 Book Reviews, Quaker Book Reviews, The State of Quaker Institutions
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Quaker Works April 2020

This semiannual feature highlights the recent works of Quaker organizations in eight categories.

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The Next Testimony

Can Friends model a new kind of Christian governance?

Andrew Huff served with Quaker Voluntary Service in Boston, Mass., in 2015–16. He attends Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.

Posted in: Features, Unnamed Quaker Creeds
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Uncertainty, an Unnamed Quaker Creed?

Moving beyond belief in the “absolute perhaps.”

Rhiannon Grant is a member of Bournville meeting in Birmingham, UK, and works at Woodbrooke, the Quaker center. Her book on Quaker theology, Telling the Truth about God, came out last year, and her introduction to Quakerism, Quakers Do What! Why? will appear in July 2020. Email: [email protected].

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A Natural Unfolding

By Donna Eder. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (number 457), 2019. 30 pages. $7/pamphlet or eBook.

Philip Favero resides on Bainbridge Island, Wash., and is a member of Agate Passage (Wash.) Meeting.

Posted in: March 2020 Book Reviews, Quaker Book Reviews, Unnamed Quaker Creeds
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Writing Opp: Membership and Friends (due 3/19/2020)

Membership and Friends: Who’s a “real Quaker” and who isn’t? What does it mean for someone to join and what […]

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.

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Scenes from a Meetinghouse

The spirituality of doorknobs and staircases.

Gunilla Norris writes contemplative books on the spirituality of the everyday. More of her writings can be found at gunillanorris.com.

Posted in: Features, February 2020
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Noticing Patterns of Oppression and Faithfulness

Special Web Feature: New England Yearly Meeting’s experiment with paying attention.

Lisa Graustein is a member of Beacon Hill Meeting in Boston, Mass. She wrote this article in consultation with the members of New England Yearly Meeting’s Noticing Patterns of Oppression and Faithfulness Working Group.

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