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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 […]

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’s essay “Quakers and […]

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’s 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-forgotten 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 Coördinating Committee.


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

Edited by Stephen W. Angell and Pink Dandelion. Cambridge University Press, 2015. 340 pages. $120/hardcover; $96/eBook. “An institution is the […]

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


Posted in: February 2016, February 2016 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Friends Journal Reviewer Survey

Our volunteer reviewers share some of their all-time favorite books for Quakers.

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A Convergent Model of Renewal: Remixing the Quaker Tradition in a Participatory Culture

By C. Wess Daniels. Pickwick Publications, 2015. 223 pages. $27/paperback; $9.99/eBook. Quakerism, most agree, is in need of renewal. There […]

Brian Drayton worships with the new Souhegan Meeting in Wilton, N.H., allowed by Weare (N.H.) Meeting.


Posted in: November 2015 Books, November 2015: Books and Pop Culture, Quaker Book Reviews, Uncategorized
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Forum October 2015

Letters from our readers. 🔒

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Milestones October 2013

Marriages: Sarah Boss and Jeremy John Shea. Births: Riva Roy-Ehri, Deaths: Dorothy Ann Dickenson Corbit, Weaver Rose Habl, Elizabeth H. […]

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