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The Role of White Quakers in Ending Racism

I know of at least three people who believe it is possible to end racism in this century. Most of […]

Dorothy H.L. Carroll is a member of Birmingham (Pa.) Meeting. Both inside and outside Quaker circles she leads ending racism workshops for people of European descent.

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A Workshop Experience

It was the first day. We were going around the group, each sharing feedback. I was feeling shy about my […]

Melanie Sax, an attender of Madison (Wis.) Meeting, recounting an experience as one of 30 who attended a weeklong workshop, "Beyond Diversity 101," led by Niyonu Spann at Pendle Hill in March 2003.

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Friends, Race, and Systemic Change

In preparation for being a part of your discussion on the important work against racism, I have read the material […]

Andrea Ayvazian is dean of religious life and Protestant chaplain at Mount Holyoke College. Previously a member of the Religious Society of Friends for many years, she is now an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. A longtime activist for peace and social justice, she has been leading workshops on dismantling racism since 1986. This version of her comments, which were not recorded, is based upon one that was edited from her notes by Patricia Watson, editor of Peacework and a member of the Prejudice and Poverty Committee of New England Yearly Meeting. It appeared in The Freedom and Justice Crier, Issue #10, Spring 2003.

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Including Deaf Quakers

It has been my experience that when Quakers discuss diversity, they usually think of those of color or those with […]

Barbara Luetke-Stahlman, a member of Penn Valley Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri, currently attends Dallas (Tex.) Meeting. She is an educational consultant for ESL, reading, and deafness, and she teaches sign language at a local high school. She is interested in contact with deaf Quakers: [email protected]

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Raising a Deaf Child

Our adventure into diversity began as an arrogance of the human spirit. If this comes across as very personal, it […]

Paula Laughlin teaches chemistry and biology at Freedom High School in Bethlehem, Pa. She and her family are members of Doylestown (Pa.) Meeting.

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U.S. Exceptionalism vs. Human Solidarity

The attack of September 11, 2001, on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon has generated a range of responses […]

Keith Helmuth is a sojourning member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting and a member of the coordinating group of Quaker Eco-Witness.

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The Relevance of Partnerships

I have been a business executive for about 50 years. During this time, I have gained experience in establishing and […]

Lee B. Thomas Jr., a founding member of Louisville (Ky.) Meeting, was president and CEO of Vermont American Corporation from 1962 to 1984 and chair of the board from 1984 to 1989. He is currently chair of Universal Woods, Inc., and executive in residence at Bellarmine College in Louisville. He served on the board of the Council on Economic Priorities in New York City for more than 30 years until 2000, and was chair at the time it negotiated the SA 8000 universal work place standards for global businesses in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1997. He also has served for many years on the Louisville Council on Foreign Relations.

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Meeting Quality People

I have just gotten home from a long day at the family health clinic when the phone rings. “This is […]

Melinda Glines is a member of Strawberry Creek Meeting in Berkeley, Calif. Now a resident physician, she was a fourth-year medical student at University of California, Irvine College of Medicine when she wrote this reflection. Reprinted with permission from Western Journal of Medicine, September 2001.

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A Phone Call from Santa Fe

We are hardly the only Vermonters who rise at dawn and take an early evening shuteye soon after the sun […]

Arthur S. Harris Jr., a World War II conscientious objector, lives in Arlington, Vermont. © 2001 Arthur S. Harris Jr.

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Grieving in the Light: Friend’s Ministry to the Divorced

I was recently divorced from my husband, who is an active member of our meeting, as am I. It was […]

Lynn Johnson is a psychotherapist and member of Hartford (Conn.) Meeting.

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