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A Nightshift Education

Learning the value of an honest job. “I had fancied myself a class‐conscious progressive. It shouldn’t have startled me to […]

Martin Kelley is editor of Friends Journal and a member of Atlantic City Area (N.J.) Meeting. He blogs at www.quakerranter.org.

Posted in: Features, January 2013: Privilege
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Traveling Ministry

The theme of the August 2012 issue is “traveling.” This is an excerpt on traveling in the ministry from the […]

This is an excerpt from Quaker Process for Friends on the Benches available now from Friends Journal.

Posted in: June/July 2012: Faith, Practice, and Community, Online Features
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Belonging: Quakers, Membership, and the Need to be Known

What role does monthly meeting membership play in our understanding of faith and belonging?  Can someone be a Quaker without […]

Emily Higgs is a member of Lancaster (Pa.) Meeting and lives in Philadelphia, Pa., where she is a part of the West Philadelphia Worship Group.  Emily serves as the Director of Quaker Affairs for Haverford College, and is the Clerk of the Board of the Young Adult Friends Leadership Institute.

Posted in: April 2012: Membership and the Generation Gap
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The Task of the Recording Clerk: Spiritual Exercise and Ministry

For me, the first step in all aspects of living, including recording the minutes of a meeting, is the personal […]

Sharon Hoover, a longtime member of Alfred (N.Y.) Meeting, currently attends Lewes (Del.) Worship Group. She has served as recording clerk for local, regional, and yearly meetings.

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Sparks and Spaces: Lived Experience in Friends Schools

We sit in circles. God is everywhere. There are no right answers. —Kindergartner’s response to parents’ question: What is Quaker […]

Irene McHenry, a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., is executive director of Friends Council on Education.

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Congratulations, Earlham School of Religion

Unprogrammed Friends are fond of saying that we’ve abolished the laity and each of us is called to a ministry. […]

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”Why Young Friends Need Elders‐and Why They Need Us

To be a Young Friend is to be in transition—to be in a time of great possibility, uncertainty, and formation. […]

Micah Bales is a member of Heartland Meeting in Wichita, Kans. He is currently living in Richmond, Ind., where he attends Earlham School of Religion.

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Friends’ Attitudes toward Business in the USA

Unprogrammed liberal Friends today seem publicly almost uniformly negative about most business activity. I have been to talks at Pendle […]

Mark S. Cary is a member of Middletown Meeting in Lima, Pa., and currently a staff biostatistician at University of Pennsylvania's School of Medicine after many years in business. He has been conducting surveys for Friends for over 20 years. An earlier version of this article appeared as "Classic Liberal Quaker Letter No. 40" at The Quaker Economist Online at http://tqe.quaker.org.

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Discovering Fellowship among African American Friends

In 1992, shortly after I joined Sandy Spring (Md.) Meeting and officially became a Quaker, it was announced on public […]

Elmyra (Amhara) Powell is a member of Orange Grove (Calif.) Meeting and the only Quaker in her entire extended family. A retired trial attorney and former student of theology who was eventually drawn to the mystical aspects of Quakerism, she pursues a ministry of encouraging and supporting other Friends in their ministries and in their spiritual lives.

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U.S. Quakers: Hybrid Corn?

Years ago I heard our gifted Quaker economist‐philosopher‐poet Kenneth Boulding compare U.S. Quakers to hybrid corn. His interesting observation was […]

William Edgerton is a member of Bloomington (Ind.) Meeting. Gratefully dedicated to the memory of Kenneth Boulding (1910-1993), Quaker economist, philosopher, poet, and spiritual leader.

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