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I think it says something about our country that even the smallest of voices were recognized

Student Voices: ” I believe that every voice should be heard, but some are silenced by society. As the next president, you should help to give everyone, rich or poor, a chance to voice their opinions.”

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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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I have found that acceptance is key and welcoming change is how people can be happy

Student Voices: ” Teaching one another our different ways is how communities can improve each individual鈥檚 life. This may sound like hippy talk to you, and it might be, but true peace and compassion is what the world and our government should be striving for.”

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America has always welcomed immigrants from all over the world

Student Voices: “About two years ago, I visited the Statue of Liberty for the first time. I can recall being at Ellis Island with my family where we looked up my great-great-grandpa鈥檚 name from all those who immigrated to the United States in 1911. Mr. President, those immigrants made America great.”

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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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Counselor Orientation 鈥99

A tale of a Quaker summertime romance.

Pete Dybdahl lives on Long Island, N.Y., and attends Matinecock Meeting in Locust Valley, N.Y.

Posted in: Features, Quaker Summers
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Promise Partner

News, May 2017

News of Friends: Philadelphia Young Adults reenvision lecture series; FLGBTQC heads into year of jubilee; QuEST appoints new director. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A聽year of聽Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant […]

Posted in: Quaker Summers
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A Quaker on a Commune

I am living the good life. I am well rested, nourished by tasty food, and content to have found the sweet spot of living in right relationship. I am warm and cozy by the woodstove after a few hours of outdoor work in the crisp sunshine of a Virginia winter. My housemates and I talk […]

Hayley Hathaway is a Friend searching for a new home and exploring her interests in faith, economy, ecology, and radical hospitality along the way. She works for Friends Peace Teams and Quaker Earthcare Witness, and is the former director of Casa de los Amigos in Mexico City, Mexico.

Posted in: Quaker Summers, The FJ Blog
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A Bike Like Sergio鈥檚

By Maribeth Boelts, illustrated by Noah Z. Jones. Candlewick Press, 2016. 40 pages. $15.99/hardcover. Recommended for ages 5鈥8. This is that rare story鈥攁 moral tale that鈥檚 subtle and suspenseful. Ruben wants a bike. He knows just how a bike would improve his already pleasant, though not opulent, life. On an errand to buy some groceries […]

Dee Birch Cameron is a librarian in El Paso, Tex., whose work has appeared previously in Friends Journal.

Posted in: Books, Quaker Summers, Young Friends Bookshelf
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Jack Irving Matthews

Matthews鈥擩ack Irving Matthews, 90, on October 3, 2015. Jack was born on July 2, 1925, in a Baltimore County, Md., farmhouse, to Margaret E. and I. Waugh Matthews. A lifelong Quaker, he grew up with a sister and two brothers, feeding chickens, gathering eggs, milking cows, and driving mules. In high school he played sports […]

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