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Selling Out to Niceness

The Religious Society of Friends’ witness is hidden when we elevate niceness over kindness.

Ann Jerome is a member of Orlando (Fla.) Meeting in Southeastern Yearly Meeting. She has twice helped to found worship groups where she lives in Deland, Fla. Recently she served for two years as a Friend in residence at Pendle Hill study center in Wallingford, Pa.

Posted in: Features, September 2019
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Unbelievable: Why Neither Ancient Creeds Nor the Reformation Can Produce a Living Faith Today

By John Shelby Spong. HarperOne, 2018. 336 pages. $27.99/hardcover; $18.99/paperback; $12.99/eBook. Many Friends acknowledge the Christian roots of the Religious […]

Paul Buckley is a member of Community Friends Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of numerous articles and books on Quakerism and travels in the ministry urging revival among Friends. His most recent book is Primitive Quakerism Revived: Living as Friends in the Twenty-First Century.

Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2019, September 2019 Books
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Sun Moon Farm in Rindge, N.H. Photos courtesy Sun Moon Farms.

The Ministry of Quaker Farmers

How can we support the work of our local organic and regenerative farmers?

Rachel Van Boven is a student at Earlham School of Religion. She has been a regular attender of Quaker meetings for eight years. Her home is Bellingham, Wash., 15 miles from the land her grandfather farmed.

Posted in: Features, June/July 2019: Food Choices
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A Vegan Offers Three Reasons for Hope

Plant‐based lifestyles are getting easier than ever.

A member of Herndon (Va.) Meeting, Margaret Fisher is clerk of Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Working Group on Right Relationship with Animals. She enjoys photographing insects while on wildlife surveys and spends much of her free time working for a native plant campaign in northern Virginia.

Posted in: Features, June/July 2019: Food Choices
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Hancock—RuthEmma Hare Hancock, 93, on August 9, 2018, in Greensboro, N.C. Ruth was born on April 3, 1925, in Johnson […]

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Competing as a Quaker

Competition requires a great deal of hard work and effort. When you begin to compete at a higher level it […]

James Bradley, Grade 9, Westtown School in West Chester, Pa., member of West Chester Meeting

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, Student Voices Project, Student Voices Project 2019
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Forum April 2019

Letters from our readers.

Posted in: Forum, Humor in Religion
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Participants at the 2018 Gathering of the Fellowship of Friends of African Descent in Philadelphia, Pa. Photo courtesy of the author.

Are We Ready to Make the Necessary Changes?

What barriers prevent a racially diverse Religious Society of Friends in the United States?

Vanessa Julye leads workshops, and speaks and writes articles on issues regarding racism. A member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, who travels under a concern for addressing racism in Quakerism with a travel minute from her meeting, Vanessa is Friends General Conference's coordinator for the Ministry on Racism, Youth, and Institutional Assessment.

Posted in: Features, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
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The Mystic Soul of a More Whole Religious Society

How to move beyond denial and defensiveness when talking about race.

Since 2014 through Undoing Racism Group, an unofficial group of Friends seeking to co-create Beloved Community, Viv Hawkins has learned much about racism; she has much yet to learn and do. A member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, she embraces a ministry to foster faithfulness and Lola Georg, her life partner.

Posted in: Online Features, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
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The Continuing Revelation of My Christianity

The diversity within Quakerism and Christianity can reveal additional windows into the Divine.

Lauren Brownlee is a member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting, a steering committee member of the Quaker Palestine Israel Network, and serves on Baltimore Yearly Meeting's Peace and Social Concerns Committee. She serves as director of social action at a Catholic School in Bethesda and is a Sacred Heart Associate.

Posted in: Features, Quakers and Christianity
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