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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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Bringing Quaker Values to the Classroom

I realize I’m not unbiased in my thinking about the subject of this special issue. I suspect that none of […]


Posted in: Features, January 2001
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