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Student Voices Project 2020

For this year’s project, Quaker‐affiliated students tell stories about creating change in their local communities.

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Alloways Creek Meetinghouse. © Martin Kelley.

Grounded in God

The fruits of spiritual surrender.

Michael Wajda has traveled widely among Friends. In 2018, his monthly meeting recognized his call “to strengthen our time-tested foundational posture of reliance on God’s Living Presence.” Michael is a member of Goshen (Pa.) Meeting, but he and his wife recently moved to Bennington, Vt. Contact: [email protected]

Posted in: Features, Friends Face a Pandemic/Thin Spaces
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Quaker Language in a Pandemic

Why use terms of war to describe our response to COVID‐19?

Philip Harnden is a member of Syracuse (N.Y.) Meeting. Before retirement, he was founder and director of GardenShare, a nonprofit working on hunger and food security issues in northern New York State. His article “Simple Living Beyond the Thrift Store” appeared in the January 2018 issue of Friends Journal.

Posted in: Friends Face a Pandemic/Thin Spaces, Online Features, Viewpoint
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James Mark Fowler

Fowler—James Mark Fowler, 89, on May 8, 2019, in Rowayton, Conn. Jim was born on April 9, 1930, in Albany, […]

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Philip Howell Jones

Jones—Philip Howell Jones, 74, on September 8, 2019, in Wyndmoor, Pa., of prion disease. Phil was born on August 5, […]

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Love in the Time of Coronavirus

Carrying on with the care of our meetings.

Gabriel Ehri is Executive Director. [email protected]

Posted in: Among Friends, The State of Quaker Institutions
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Facing Hard Truths

What can Friends learn from the hospice movement?

Robin Mohr is happily married with two young adult children. She currently serves on the property committee of her monthly meeting and as executive secretary for Friends World Committee for Consultation Section of the Americas. This article is based on her personal leading and does not reflect an official position of FWCC.

Posted in: Features, The State of Quaker Institutions
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Meeting for worship at New Garden Friends School in Greensboro, N.C. Photos courtesy of Friends Council on Education.

Quaker Schools Transforming the World

Friends schools face the challenges of societal changes.

Deborra Sines Pancoe is Friends Council on Education’s associate director and a member of Abington (Pa.) Meeting. Elisabeth Torg is director of development and communications for Friends Council on Education, a kindred spirit of Quakers, and a parent of two Friends school graduates.

Posted in: Features, The State of Quaker Institutions
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Why I Identify as Quaker

The question is not if God exists, but what is the nature of God.

Kurt H. Parkum lives in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Posted in: The State of Quaker Institutions, Viewpoint
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Interview with Jessica Metheringham, creator of Disarm the Base

We talk with the Quaker creator of a new antiwar, direct action board game.

Gail Whiffen is associate editor of Friends Journal.

Posted in: Interview, The State of Quaker Institutions
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