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Fallen Salem Oak. Photo by essica Waddington.

The Mighty Salem Oak

Remembering a tree that has seen much Lenape and Quaker history over its 600‐year lifespan.

Jessica Waddington is a member of Salem (N.J.) Meeting. She grew up across the street from the historic Salem Oak and Friends Burial Ground, where many of her relatives are buried. She now lives in Cherry Hill, N.J., with her husband, Adam Ross, and their dog, Luna. Mary Julia Street is milestones editor for Friends Journal.

Posted in: Remembrance, September 2019
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Trenton Friends meetinghouse and burial ground in March 2011.

The Challenge of Celebrating Historical Wars

What does a Friends meeting do when their hometown celebrates war?

Sharon Ann Holt began attending Trenton (N.J.) Meeting upon moving to the city in 2012, having absorbed some Quaker spirit in her three years as director of the Sandy Spring Museum in Maryland. She teaches history and public history at Penn State Abington and enjoys using her professional abilities to serve the meeting.

Posted in: June/July 2015: Activists vs Mystics vs Pragmatists, Life in the Meeting
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