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Survival and resistance: a message from Quaker House, Fayetteville (Ft. Bragg), N.C.

Quakerism was born in a time of revolutionary upheaval. Yet it learned how to survive when the revolution failed and […]

Chuck Fager has been director of Quaker House in Fayetteville (Ft. Bragg), N.C., since 2002, where he and others conduct GI counseling, peace work (rallies, vigils, etc.), and serve as a resource on peace concerns for Friends groups and others. He is a member of State College (Pa.) Meeting, and an attender of Fayetteville (N.C.) Meeting. He can be reached at [email protected]; information about Quaker House is at http://www.quakerhouse.org/

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Friends Neighborhood Guild: A Quaker Presence in Philadelphia

The Beginnings In 1879, as an expression of concern for their new immigrant neighbors, Friends in the Northern Liberties section […]

Pamela Haines, a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, has been on the board of Friends Neighborhood Guild since 1995. Also a writer, some of her essays appear at http://pamelascolumn.blogspot.com.

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Reading 50 Years of FRIENDS JOURNAL

I think that I am something of an oddity among the readers of Friends Journal. I grew up in a […]

Thomas D. Hamm is archivist and professor of history at Earlham College and a member and clerk of First Friends Meeting in New Castle, Ind. His book The Quakers in America was published in 2003.

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Peace in the World, Peace among Friends

Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another; love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: not […]

Mary Ellen McNish, a member of Byberry Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., is general secretary of American Friends Service Committee.

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Jan de Hartog: Activist and Storyteller

In 1963, tiny, unprogrammed Live Oak Meeting in Houston, Texas, started having its Sunday meetings for worship in Jeff Davis […]

Ann Walton Sieber is a journalist and a member of Live Oak Meeting in Houston, Tex. This is an abridgement of "Jan de Hartog: A Captain on the Ocean of Light and Love," which appeared inThe Best of Friends, ed. Chuck Fager, vol. 1, 1998, pp. 24-50. The quoted material in this article comes from the author's interviews with Jan and Marjorie de Hartog. An obituary for Jan de Hartog appeared in Friends Journal in August 2003.

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Experiences with Sabbath and Jubilee Years

Over time, the vitality of a Quaker meeting will naturally ebb and flow. Friends tend to measure a meeting’s vitality […]

Laura Melly, a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, currently works at Pendle Hill and serves on Friends General Conference's Traveling Ministries Committee.

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Making Peace: Telling Truth

From 1959, as a graduate student teaching my first classes, until 2002, when I taught my last classes at Earlham, […]

Paul A. Lacey, a member of Clear Creek Meeting in Richmond, Ind., is emeritus professor of English at Earlham College and clerk of the national board of directors of American Friends Service Committee. He authored Growing into Goodness: Essays on Quaker Education. He is also the literary executor for Denise Levertov and edited her Selected Poems.

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Time to Lay Down William Penn’s Sword

The story of William Penn and his sword is deeply embedded in Quaker mythology; so deeply, it seems, that it […]

Paul Buckley is a Quaker theologian and historian living in Richmond, Ind., where he attends Clear Creek Meeting. His most recent book is Twenty-First Century Penn, a collection of five of William Penn's theological works in modern English, published by Earlham School of Religion.

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Barbara Mays

Barbara Mays, a musician, writer/editor and mother, describes herself first as a Hoosier. She returned to Richmond, Indiana, in the […]

Kara Newell, a member of Reedwood Friends Church in Portland, Oregon, lives in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania.

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Bringing Business into the Light

It is a fair generalization that Quakers, at least U.S. Quakers, view the pursuit of business suspiciously. Jay Marshall said […]

Richard Holden, who attends West Richmond (Ind.) Meeting, is director of public information at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana.

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