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Maria Elena Vidana

Vidana鈥擬aria Elena Vidana, 76, on June 1, 2016, in San Diego, Calif. Maria Elena was born on February 9, 1940, [鈥

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Milestones August 2015

Deaths, births, and marriages among Friends.

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Filling a Toolkit

Arriving Earlham School of Religion (ESR) and I were both born in the autumn of 1960. We intersected in our [鈥

Della Stanley-Green is a member of Plainfield (Ind.) Meeting and is recorded as a minister of the Gospel in Western Yearly Meeting. She is executive director of Indiana Network for Higher Education Ministries.

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What I Really Learned at ESR

They look a lot like me. That was one of my first thoughts when I arrived at Earlham School of [鈥

J. Brent Bill, a member of Friends Memorial Church in Muncie, Ind., attends West Newton Meeting in Indianapolis. A Friends minister, retreat leader, photographer, and author, his recent books include Holy Silence: The Gift of Quaker Spirituality and Sacred Compass: The Way of Spiritual Discernment. He graduated from ESR in 1980 with an MA in Quaker Studies. He blogs at http://holyordinary.blogspot.com and can be reached through http://www.brentbill.com.

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Learning about the Real World of Ministry

Any change in one鈥檚 life has the potential to be transformative. Going to Earlham School of Religion was certainly so [鈥

Rex Jones is pastor of West River Friends Meeting in Economy, Ind.

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鈥淭eachable Moments鈥 at ESR

I look back with gratitude on how ESR prepared me for pastoral ministry among Friends, especially in the area of [鈥

Scott Wagoner, a pastoral minister at Deep River Meeting in High Point, N.C., has served in pastoral ministry for over 25 years. His blog, "New Kind of Quaker," can be found at http://www.newkindofquaker.blogspot.com.

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Wielding Thor鈥檚 Hammer: What It Means to Write as Ministry

According to an old Norse legend of the early days in the time before this time, the god Thor patrolled [鈥

Susan Yanos is director of the Ministry of Writing Program at Earlham School of Religion.

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Notes from an Access Pioneer

Recently I was asked to provide a six鈥恮ord autobiography. I chose: 鈥淐hild of God, Wife, Mother, Friend.鈥 Had I been [鈥

Susan Kaul, a member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting, was a member of the first— "pioneer"—Access graduating class of Earlham School of Religion.

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Home Training

Mama sometimes stayed home from church on Sunday, saying, 鈥淚 can worship God just fine right here in the kitchen [鈥

Mary Ann Downey is a member of Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting

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Providing a Warm Welcome

My husband, Adam, and I were blessed to serve as co鈥恉irectors of Powell House, New York Yearly Meeting鈥檚 retreat and [鈥

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