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Patricia Shotwell

Shotwell鈥擯atricia Shotwell, 90, on July 27, 2018, in Weston, Mass. Patsy was born on August 6, 1927, in New York [鈥

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James-Bradley

Competing as a Quaker

Competition requires a great deal of hard work and effort. When you begin to compete at a higher level it [鈥

James Bradley, Grade 9, Westtown School in West Chester, Pa., member of West Chester Meeting

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, Student Voices Project, Student Voices Project 2019
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Clay-Lewis

Wrestling with Defeat

I am not a perfect Quaker. My family discovered Quakerism when I was two years old. I grew up with [鈥

Clay Lewis, Grade 9, Abington Friends School, member of Abington Meeting, both in Jenkintown, Pa.

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Amal Unbound

By Aisha Saeed. Nancy Paulsen Books, 2018. 240 pages. $17.99/hardcover; $10.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 10 and up. 鈥淏ut life isn鈥檛 [鈥

Judith Favor belongs to Claremont Meeting in southern California. She is an author, contemplative writing facilitator, soul friend, and great-grandmother.

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, May 2019: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews
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Phyllis Hoge

Hoge鈥擯hyllis Hoge, 91, on August 26, 2018, in Albuquerque, N.M. Phyllis was born on November 15, 1926, in Elizabeth, N.J., [鈥

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Joseph Soloman Levinger

Levinger鈥擩oseph Soloman Levinger, 96, of Slingerlands, N.Y., on October 25, 2018. Joe was born on November 14, 1921, in New [鈥

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Abbotts to the World鈥檚 Costello

Our introduction to the April issue on Humor in Religion.

Gabriel Ehri is executive director of聽Friends Journal.

Posted in: Among Friends, Humor in Religion
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Fox News: George Fox Speaking

Our favorite news anchor goes on location with Will 鈥淭he Quill鈥 Penn and an assortment of dubiously fact鈥恈hecked historical figures.

Donald W. McCormick ([email protected]) is a member of Grass Valley Meeting in Nevada City, Calif. A professor for 28 years, he taught management; leadership; and occasionally, psychology of religion. His current interests include the study of mysticism and evidence-based methods for teaching mindfulness. Currently, he develops mindfulness teacher training programs for Unified Mindfulness.

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<i>The Blind Leading the Blind, or The Parable of the Blind,</i> by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1568.

Finding Lightness in the Light

We Quakers have an image problem when it comes to fun and frivolity.

Kerry O'Regan has been a member of Adelaide Meeting in South Australia for the past 30 years and looks after the books鈥攁s in library books鈥攆or the meeting. She is a retired teacher who lives right by the sea and so feels that she is on permanent vacation.

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Satire, Peace, and the Mennonite Tradition

What鈥檚 the difference between a Mennonite and a Quaker?

Andrew J. Bergman is a Mennonite writer from Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of the Mennonite satire website The Daily Bonnet.

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