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Nonviolence and Forgiveness in San Quentin Prison

Was he thinking that Jesus spoke of love? Did he remember that the language of love is nonviolence? Maybe he [鈥

Christopher Huneke is a prisoner of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation who spent 15 months based at San Quentin Prison. To beat the crushing isolation, he took up creative nonfiction writing. His last pieces appeared in UUSangha (Fall 2008), in which he wrote about a prisoner's appreciation of melting memories, "Rocky Road," and the relevance of electing a mixed race President to a prisoner who lives in a racially segregated community (American Union'). See <www.christopherhuneke.blog-spot.com >.

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Are We Christian?

In his book Why Friends are Friends, Jack Willcuts claims that the first thing to say about us Quakers is [鈥

Newton Garver is a member of Buffalo (N.Y.) Meeting.

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Transitioning in the Light: A Quaker Community鈥檚 Journey across the Gender Divide

I was feeling terribly alone on that cold February evening as I placed the call to Carole Hoage. Muscles knotted [鈥

Chloe Schwenke, a member of Adelphi (Md.) Meeting, is an ethicist and international development consultant. She is the author of Reclaiming Value in International Development: The Moral Divisions of Development Policy and Practice in Poor Countries. Her website is http://www.developmentvalues.net.

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Three Quakers and Jesus: Excerpts From a Quaker Quest Session

At the Friends General Conference Gathering in Johnstown last June, Mary Jo Clogg and Elaine Crauderueff facilitated a weeklong Quaker [鈥

Christina Repoley attends Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting. She recently served as peace education coordinator for American Friends Service Committee's Southeast Regional Office. She now serves on Friends General Conference's Youth Ministries Committee. She is a student in the Masters of Divinity program at Candler School of Theology, Emory University.

Rex Sprouse is a member of Bloomington (Ind.) Meeting. He currently serves as clerk of Whitewater Quarterly Meeting, as co-clerk of Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting's Discipline Revision Committee, and is a member of Friends General Conference's Central Committee. He is a professor of Germanic Studies and Second Language Studies at Indiana University.

Steve Chase is a member of Putney (Vt.) Meeting and the founding director of the master's program in Environmental Advocacy and Organizing at Antioch University New England in Keene, N.H. He is also on Friends General Conference's Quaker Quest Traveling Training Team.

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A Model for Growth and Rejuvenation of Monthly Meetings

Growing up in Moorestown (N.J.) Meeting, I remember being in awe of a meetinghouse that was, at least to a [鈥

Larry Van Meter, a member of Moorestown (N.J.) Meeting, is head of Moorestown Friends School.

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25 Years of Quaker Universalism

In May 2008, Quaker Universalist Fellowship turned 25 years old. Many Friends would argue that what we usually call Quaker [鈥

Rhoda R. Gilman, a member of Twin Cities Meeting in St. Paul, Minn., is a historian and editor. She has authored books on Midwestern and American Indian history. She ran for lieutenant governor of Minnesota on the Green Party ticket.

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Yo! Are You Amish?

Driving down Philadelphia鈥檚 South Street a few years ago, I was asked by a person who had pulled up next [鈥

Max L. Carter, director of the Friends Center and campus ministry coordinator at Guilford College, is a member of New Garden Meeting in Greensboro, N.C. A recorded Friends minister, he teaches courses at Guilford on Quaker history, testimonies, spirituality, and intentional community.

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Kindling a Spark: Young Friends Voicing a Need for a Radical, Spiritual Quakerism

You know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep.鈥 The night [鈥

Anna Obermayer is entering her senior year at Earlham College in Richmond, Ind. Anna likes to read and write queer theory and Christian theology, and is also interested in human rights law. She feels called to ministry through writing and maintains a Quaker theology blog "Raised In The Light,"

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FWCC and Affluent and Impoverished Friends

The October issue on the 70th anniversary of Friends World Committee for Consultation was a wonderful celebration of how Friends [鈥

Newton Garver is a member of Buffalo (N.Y.) Meeting.

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On Being a Catholic Quaker

Thirty years ago, driving home from a Catholic charismatic prayer meeting, I heard the inner words, 鈥淚 want you to [鈥

John Pitts Corry is a member of Middletown Meeting in Lima, Pa., with strong ties to Daylesford Abbey in Paoli, Pa. During most of the fall and winter he regularly attends Albuquerque (N. Mex.) Meeting, and regularly goes to daily mass.

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