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Beauty; Beauty Everywhere

The sound of machines, monitors and people in the hallway evaporated; t felt like being at meeting when the gathered center down.

Geoff Knowlton grew up Quaker and was later ordained in the United Church of Christ. He returned to the Friends and joined Worcester (Mass.) Meeting. He worked for a small hospice in New Hampshire and is currently a psychotherapist specializing in trauma and attachment related disorders.


Posted in: Online Exclusives, The Art of Dying
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Life, Death, and Resilience

Among Friends: Our introduction to the June/July issue.

Gabriel Ehri is聽executive director of Friends Journal.


Posted in: Among Friends, Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem
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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.


Posted in: Online Exclusives, Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem
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The Peace Class: A Study of Effective Cheek-turning, Neighbor-loving and Sword-to-plowshare Conversion

By Diana Hadley and David Weatherspoon. Self-published, 2015. 220 pages. $12.99/paperback; $5.99/eBook. Both Diana Hadley and David Weatherspoon write well, and each brings a different background and experience to teaching a semester course in peace studies. The book is not a course outline or curriculum for would-be emulators of their project. What it does offer […]

Sandy and Tom Farley are members of Palo Alto (Calif.) Meeting and coauthors of Earthcare for Children. Both participated in a peace studies seminar taught by Philip Wogaman in 1965 (Sandy) and 1966 (Tom) at the University of the Pacific. Both Sandy and Tom have trained as Alternatives to Violence Project facilitators.


Posted in: June/July 2017 Books, Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem
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Daniela-Uribe

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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Brinlea-La-Barge

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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Zora-Carroll

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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Malak-Qaradeh

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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Sahmara-Spence-Rogers

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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