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James, William, and Ellie Bradley looking out over Lake George in New York, summer 2014. Photos courtesy of the author.

I Am a Quaker

Young Friends and religious identity.

Melinda Wenner Bradley is a member of West Chester (Pa.) Meeting and serves as the youth religious life coordinator for Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. She is a co-founder of the Quaker Religious Education Collaborative (QREC), and the director of communications and training for Faith & Play Stories.

William Bradley is an attender at West Chester (Pa.) Meeting and a seventh grade student at Westtown School. James Bradley is a member of West Chester (Pa.) Meeting and a tenth grade student at Westtown School. Ellie Bradley is a member of West Chester (Pa.) Meeting and a first-year student at Barnard College.

Posted in: Features, Quaker Kids
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Me and My Maker

A spiritual journey.

A textile designer by profession, Edwina Dankwa Assan founded the social enterprise Edtex over 20 years ago to ethically produce handmade, color-fast fabrics for fashion designers and home decorators. She is a member of Hill House Meeting in Accra, Ghana.

Posted in: Faith and Practice, Quaker Kids
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Marie Hausman

Hausman鈥擬arie Hausman, 103, on February 5, 2018, in Bradenton, Fla. Marie was born to Elizabeth and August Henkel on July [鈥

Posted in: Milestones, Quaker Kids
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The Same, But Different: Ministry and the Quaker Pastor

By Phil Baisley. Friends United Press, 2018. 172 pages. $26/hardcover; $20/paperback.

Margaret Webb is the pastoral minister at New Garden Meeting in Greensboro, N.C. She has a bachelor鈥檚 from Earlham College and a master of divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. She serves on the Board of Advisors at Earlham School of Religion in Richmond, Ind.

Posted in: Gambling, November 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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The Forgotten Gospel of Jesus

By Charles W. Heavilin. Christian Faith Publishing, 2018. 118 pages. $13.95/paperback; $9.99/eBook.

Max L. Carter is a member of New Garden Meeting in Greensboro, N.C., and the retired William R. Rogers director of Friends Center and Quaker studies at Guilford College.

Posted in: Friends in Africa, October 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Slavery in the Quaker World

Christian slavery and White supremacy.

Katharine Gerbner is associate professor of history at the University of Minnesota. She grew up in Philadelphia, Pa., and graduated from Germantown Friends School. She currently attends Twin Cities Meeting in Saint Paul, Minn.

Posted in: Features, September 2019
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Unbelievable

Unbelievable: Why Neither Ancient Creeds Nor the Reformation Can Produce a Living Faith Today

By John Shelby Spong. HarperOne, 2018. 336 pages. $27.99/hardcover; $18.99/paperback; $12.99/eBook. Many Friends acknowledge the Christian roots of the Religious [鈥

Paul Buckley is a member of Community Friends Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of numerous articles and books on Quakerism and travels in the ministry urging revival among Friends. His most recent book is Primitive Quakerism Revived: Living as Friends in the Twenty-First Century.

Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2019, September 2019 Books
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Lewis S. Woodman

Woodman鈥擫ewis S. Woodman, 96, on March 14, 2019, peacefully, at Pennswood Village in Newtown, Pa. Lew was born at home [鈥

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Stimulating the Core of Quakerism

Our introduction to the August Issue on 鈥淨uakerSpeak at Five鈥

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Stripping Down Quakerism for the Internet

An origin story for QuakerSpeak.

Max L. Carter is a member of New Garden Meeting in Greensboro, N.C. In 2015, he retired from Guilford College as the William R. Rogers director of Friends Center and Quaker studies.

Posted in: Features, QuakerSpeak at Five
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