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Bearing False Witness

Sometimes people aren’t who they seem.

Andrew Huff served with Quaker Voluntary Service in Boston, Mass., in 2015–16. He attends Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting. Names and details have been altered for privacy.

Posted in: Features, February 2019
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News, February 2019

British Friends and Palestine announcment; new directors at Quaker Voluntary Service and Belize Friends Ministries.

Posted in: February 2019, News
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Life in a Box

The homelessness crisis requires us to think outside storage bins.

Andrew Huff served with Quaker Voluntary Service in 2015–16 in Boston, Mass. He attends Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.

Posted in: Features, September 2018
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Quaker Works April 2018

A semiannual feature to connect Friends Journal readers to the good works of Quaker organizations* in the following categories: Advocacy […]

Posted in: Healing, Quaker Works
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Quilting as Ministry

Quilting as healing at a Quaker Voluntary Service house.

Kayla Schneider-Smith is a 2016-17 Portland QVS fellow who has served both with New City Initiative, an organization that aims to end the cycle of homelessness through faith community involvement, and Urban Gleaners, a food re-purposing organization that fights childhood hunger in Oregon.

Posted in: Features, February 2018
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Consensus Decision Making in Eusocial Organisms

Learning disruption and resilience from ants and bees.

Barbara Dale graduated from Earlham College in Indiana with a major in biology in 2015. She participated in Quaker Voluntary Service in Philadelphia, Pa., from 2015 to 2016, and currently works in development for a Quaker values-based affordable housing organization. She lives cooperatively with seven humans in West Philadelphia.

Posted in: Features, June/July 2017: Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem
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Spiritual Nurture in a Fix‐it Culture

Gardening helped a disillusioned seminarian open to the deepness of questions without answers.

Sarah Klatt-Dickerson is the Portland coordinator for Quaker Voluntary Service. She’s also an artist and poet, a growing listener, and amateur gardener. As a part of her work with QVS, she gets to spend time with Liberal and Evangelical Friends in the Pacific Northwest.

Posted in: Features, Spiritual Nurture / Quaker Training
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Let’s Grow Together: Anicka Meyers

Profiles of those new to Friends.

Trevor Johnson is the editorial fellow at Friends Journal through Quaker Voluntary Service's second-year Alumni Fellows program. Do you know someone we should interview? Reach us at [email protected]

Posted in: Let's Grow Together, Spiritual Nurture / Quaker Training
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Let’s Grow Together Interview with Maire Moriarty

Interviews with those relatively new to Friends.

Trevor Johnson is the editorial fellow at Friends Journal through Quaker Voluntary Service’s second-year Alumni Fellows program. Do you know someone we should interview? Reach us at [email protected]

Posted in: February 2016, Let's Grow Together
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QVS 2013-2014 orientation with volunteers, staff, and board members.

Coming Alive: Discerning the Next Chapter of Quaker Service

The story behind the founding of Quaker Voluntary Service.

Christina Repoley is the founding executive director of Quaker Voluntary Service. She is a 2002 graduate of Guilford College and a 2011 graduate of Candler School of Theology at Emory University. She lives in Atlanta, Ga., with her husband, Dean, and is a member of Atlanta Meeting.

Posted in: Features, January 2014: Finding a Path
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