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Are Meeting Libraries Encumbrances?

Information is coming to us in different ways than it did in the first 350 years of Quaker history.

Carol Kitchen is retired from a career in social work in varied settings. She has professional degrees in library science and social work and a doctorate in religion and society.

Posted in: Online Features, Quaker Libraries
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Meeting God in Scripture: A Hands鈥怬n Guide to Lectio Divina

By Jan Johnson. InterVarsity Press, 2016. 256 pages. $17/paperback; $16.99/eBook. We Quakers have a rather complicated relationship with the Bible. [鈥

Brent Bill recently retired from his position as associate secretary for communications, publications, and outreach at Friends General Conference. He is a member of West Newton Meeting in Indianapolis, Ind., and his newest book is Holy Silence: The Gift of Quaker Spirituality (Second Edition).

Posted in: November 2017 Books, Quaker Libraries
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Quaker Works October 2017

A semiannual feature to connect Friends Journal readers to the good works of Quaker organizations* in the following categories: Advocacy [鈥

Posted in: Conscience, Quaker Works
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Marshall鈥擥ertrude Parnell Marshall, 104, on September 28, 2016, in Medford, N.J. Gertrude was born on August 3, 1912, in Germantown, [鈥

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Face to Face: Early Quaker Encounters with the Bible

By T. Vail Palmer Jr. Barclay Press, 2016. 288 pages. $20/paperback. In Face to Face, T. Vail Palmer Jr. creates [鈥

Tom Paxson is a member of Kendal Meeting in Kennett Square, Pa. Kendal Meeting is a member of Western Quarterly Meeting of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.

Posted in: August 2017 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, The Art of Dying
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Framing the Light

Quaker meetinghouses as space and Spirit.

Jean Schnell is a lifelong Quaker with roots in Valley Meeting in Wayne, Pa. She is now a member of Framingham (Mass.) Meeting. She is a retired nurse and health coach. She loves the contemplative process of viewing the world through a camera with delight, awe, and joy. Her photographs of meetinghouses can be found at JeanSchnell.com.

Posted in: August 2016: Quaker Spaces, Features
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Ministry of Tourism

A historic meetinghouse becomes a place where the public can learn about Friends.

Since 2013, Lynne Calamia has overseen the operation, maintenance, and upkeep of the historic Arch Street Meeting House and burial ground. She holds a PhD in American Studies from Penn State University. Lynne is a member of the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia.

Posted in: August 2016: Quaker Spaces, Features
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Experiences: Life at a Continuing Care Retirement Community

By Residents of Kendal at Longwood. Peggy and Allan Brick Publishers, 2015. 167 pages. $12/paperback. Alan Walker鈥檚 essay 鈥淨uakers and [鈥

Peter Bien is a member of Hanover (N.H.) Meeting. He is also a member of the founding committee of Kendal at Hanover; former clerk of Kendal at Hanover鈥檚 board of trustees; former president of its Residents Council; and professor emeritus of English and comparative literature at Dartmouth College.

Posted in: Disability and Inclusion, March 2016 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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How Quaker War Tax Resistance Came and Went, Twice

A history of a sometimes鈥恌orgotten Quaker witness.

David M. Gross is the editor of American Quaker War Tax Resistance. Some of the material in this article is based on a talk on the history of Quaker war tax resistance he delivered at Earlham School of Religion in 2014 for the national conference of the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee.

Posted in: Features, February 2016
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Early Quakers and Their Theological Thought: 1647鈥1723

Edited by Stephen W. Angell and Pink Dandelion. Cambridge University Press, 2015. 340 pages. $120/hardcover; $96/eBook. 鈥淎n institution is the [鈥

Brian Drayton attends Souhegan Meeting (Allowed) in Wilton, N.H.

Posted in: February 2016, February 2016 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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