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Giving from a Peaceful Place

Finding a balance in our work.

Lisa Smith runs a nonprofit in Washington state that serves seven counties. She brings 30 years of experience with legal, economic development, academic, environmental, tribal, and nonprofit partners. Her research has been published in Consumer Reports, Scholastic magazine, and the American Journal of Public Health. She attends Olympia (Wash.) Meeting.

Posted in: Features, Giving and Philanthropy
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News, September 2016

News from Friends at the FGC Gathering, British Quakers in business, and the Friends Committee on Scouting.

Posted in: News, September 2016
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The Everywhere Oracle: A Guided Journey Through Poetry for an Ensouled World

By Caryl Ann Casbon. Wyatt‐MacKenzie, 2015. 112 pages. $17.99/paperback; $7.99/eBook. There is a deep part of every human being that […]

Valerie Brown is a member of Solebury Meeting in New Hope, Pa., and a lay member of the Order of Interbeing ordained by Thich Nhat Hanh. She is a consultant, leadership coach with Lead Smart Coaching (leadsmartcoaching.com), and a retreat leader prepared by Parker J. Palmer and the Center for Courage & Renewal.

Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2016, September 2016 Books
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Quakers Respond to Orlando Shooting (Updated)

Around the web and within Friends organizations and communities, Quakers are responding to the tragic news of a mass shooting […]

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Being Autistic at Summer Gathering

An overload of auditory and visual stimuli threatens a Friend’s participation.

Veronica Berg is a social work student, minoring in Deaf studies at the University of Southern Maine. They sporadically attend Portland (Maine) Meeting and also worship at High Street UCC in Auburn, Maine.  Veronica was introduced to Quakerism through FLGBTQC, and remains an active Friend in that community.

Posted in: Disability and Inclusion, Features
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Meant to Be For Some Purpose

I was 47 when I drove four other rabbis in my teal Windstar minivan from Philadelphia to the Catskills for […]

Jacob J. Staub is a writer, rabbi and teacher. He serves as Professor of Jewish Philosophy and Spirituality at The Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote, Pa. He can be reached at jacobstaub.net.

Posted in: August 2012: Sustainable Travel, Departments
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A chronically ill Friend takes a vacation among the nuns

A Friend Among the Sisters

A chronically ill Friend takes a vacation among the nuns

J.A. Kruger is a long-term homebound member of Haddonfield (N.J.) Meeting.

Posted in: August 2012: Sustainable Travel, Features
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The Sabbath Year at Central Philadelphia Meeting

“The Sabbath year has been unfolding so wonderfully.… I feel like we are growing and sprouting individually and as a […]

Patricia McBee is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting and served as co-clerk of its Sabbath Year coordinating committee. She carries a concern for deepening Friends spiritual roots in order to strengthen Friends activism.

Posted in: Features
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Gifts of a Weekend in Silence

I don’t know exactly what attracted me to the idea of a silent retreat last April at Woolman Hill in […]

Mary Stacie attends Hartford (Conn.) Meeting. Another silent retreat is scheduled at Woolman Hill in April. © 2001 Mary Stacie

Posted in: Features, March 2001
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