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The Continuing Revelation of My Christianity

The diversity within Quakerism and Christianity can reveal additional windows into the Divine.

Lauren Brownlee is a member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting, a steering committee member of the Quaker Palestine Israel Network, and serves on Baltimore Yearly Meeting's Peace and Social Concerns Committee. She serves as director of social action at a Catholic School in Bethesda and is a Sacred Heart Associate.


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Are We Really Christian?

Do we focus on the religiosity or the spirituality of our Quakerism?

Margaret Namubuya Amudavi has a degree in theology from Friends Theological College (FTC) and in Christian education from Kenya Highlands Bible College. She has a master's in development studies from St. Paul's University in Limuru, Kenya. She has served FTC as a teacher and academic dean.


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Inward Power

Continuing revelation implies we are continuing from somewhere.

Gene Hillman is a convinced Friend, having come to Friends from the martial arts and Buddhism in 1983 in Annapolis, Md. He has taught short courses in basic Quakerism, the Quaker testimonies, and the Bible ever since he was employed at Pendle Hill in 1988. He represented Baltimore Yearly Meeting on the Friends United Meeting General Board throughout the 1990s. He and his wife, Pat, are members of Goshen (Pa.) Meeting, PhYM. Email: [email protected]


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God, Jesus, Christianity, and Quakers

A nontheist Friend on the role of Jesus and Christianity in his life.

Jim Cain is a member and former clerk of Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting, currently attending Collective Church, a "misfit faith community" in DeLand, Fla. He's recently retired from a long career in public mental health. He has co-led Friends General Conference Gathering workshops on "Nontheism Among Friends" and "Reclaiming the Sacred" and made a presentation on the evolution of God to nontheist Friends at this summer's Gathering.


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Detail from Arthur Rackham's illustration for a 1907 edition of Lewis Carroll's <i>Alice in Wonderland</i>. <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alice_in_Wonderland_by_Arthur_Rackham_-_15_-_At_this_the_whole_pack_rose_up_into_the_air_and_came_flying_down_upon_her.jpg">Via Wikimedia</a>

The White Rabbit of Quaker Theology

Quakerism must be experienced, both individually and collectively.

Christy Randazzo is a convinced Friend and a member of Haddonfield (N.J.) Meeting. They still sometimes attend a local Episcopal church with their family because it's where their family is rooted. However, to be honest, it's also because incense and candles can be quite lovely sometimes!


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The Challenge of Quaker Christianity

Challenging ourselves and engaging with our Christian roots.

Andrew Gage is a Quaker, an environmental lawyer, and a father of two from Victoria, B.C., Canada. He is grateful for each of those roles, but still wishes that he had more time to devote to his spirituality and writing. Follow him on Twitter at @singingwithin.


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News December 2018

In the news: Middletown Friends recognized unmarked slave burials; Quaker astrophysicist, passed over for Nobel, receives $3鈥恗illion breakthrough prize. 馃敀 [鈥

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Roses and Radicals: The Epic Story of How American Women Won the Right to Vote

By Susan Zimet with Todd Hasak鈥怢owy. Viking, 2018. 168 pages. $19.99/hardcover; $10.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 10 and up. An accessible [鈥

Gwen Gosney Erickson is a librarian and archivist at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C.


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Beck鈥擾Nancy Brock Beck, _ 98, on January 26, 2018, in Catonsville, Md., from causes related to Alzheimer鈥檚 disease. Nancy was [鈥

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The Leveller Revolution: Radical Political Organisation in England, 1640鈥1650

By John Rees. Verso, 2016. 512 pages. $34.95/hardcover; $19.95/paperback; $9.99/eBook. Some Friends hold that the first generation of Quakers belong [鈥

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


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