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Walking the Labyrinth

鈥淭his is the message we have heard and declare to you: God is light; in God there is no darkness [鈥

Ashley M. Wilcox is presiding clerk of Freedom Friends Church in Salem, Oregon, and a graduate of School of the Spirit Ministry's program "On Being a Spiritual Nurturer." She carries a concern for supporting ministers in the Religious Society of Friends, and writes regularly about her spiritual journey on her blog: http://www.questforadequacy.blogspot.com.

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Susan

The Tennessee State Prison for Women was on the north side of Nashville, just beyond the edge of town. It [鈥

Tina Coffin, a member of Little Rock (Ark.) Meeting, grew up in the Netherlands. She met her husband, John, who is from the United States, while both were working at the international Quaker school in her home country. They moved with their children to Nashville, Tenn., where they became Friends in the early 1970s.

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Come Back to the Body

I sense a revived yearning in the Religious Society of Friends to deepen and unite both our inner and our [鈥

Walter Hjelt Sullivan, a member of Providence Meeting in Media, Pa., and currently attending Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., is a Quaker educator, nonprofit manager, and certified practitioner and instructor of Breema, an esoteric form of bodywork and a commonsense approach to physical, mental, and emotional health. He occasionally blogs at http://whsbodywork.blogspot.com.

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True Confessions of a Closet Quaker

Don鈥檛 tell anyone that you saw my name here. The members of my parish might not understand my motivation to [鈥

Erik Lehtinen is a deacon currently serving within the Episcopal Diocese of Albany, N.Y. He will soon join a Friends meeting in the same area.

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The Journey of a Doubter

Do I consider myself a Christian? Do I believe Jesus is the son of God? Do I believe the Bible [鈥

Marcia L. Mason is a member of Burlington (Vt.) Friends Meeting.

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The Christ Spirit and Forgiveness

In my religious tradition, that of the unprogrammed branch of the Religious Society of Friends, many feel comfortable because there [鈥

Alicia Adams, a member of Berkeley (Calif.) Meeting, lives in Mimbres, N.Mex. She is preparing her first book for publication this year: First Light: Flight from Fear, volume one in the Net-Caught trilogy. Two articles previously published in Friends Journal are taken from experiences related in these books: "Tree Trust" (Dec. 2005) and "God: The Ultimate Vacuum Trap" (Aug. 2007).

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Resurrection for the Second Half of Life

There is a time in our lives when the future holds so much promise and mystery that the thought of [鈥

Tim Schultz is pastor of Aurora (Ohio) Mennonite Church.

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Quaker Women鈥檚 Theology Conference

When the invitation to write an article for Friends Journal about the Pacific Northwest Quaker Women鈥檚 Theology Conference (PNWQWTC) came [鈥

Erin McDougall received her Master's of Divinity from Earlham School of Religion and lives on Mayne Island, British Columbia.

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Hungry for God: The Evolution of a Fasting Discipline

More than any other discipline, fasting reveals the things that control us. This is a wonderful benefit to the disciple [鈥

Kat Griffith, a member of Winnebago Worship Group in east-central Wisconsin, teaches high school Spanish and advises student clubs on diversity, racial justice, and Hispanic student achievement. She has found much richness in experimenting with classical spiritual disciplines.

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Leading a 鈥淵es, We Can!? Workshop in Kenya

In 2009, I traveled as a representative of Friends General Conference to the Young Quakers Christian Association (Africa) Triennial, which [鈥

Emily Stewart is a member of Durham (N.C.) Meeting. At the time this article was written, she lived in Philadelphia and served as youth ministries coordinator for Friends General Conference. She is working as a counselor at a Quaker camp this summer, and in the fall she anticipates new adventures when she moves to Cincinnati, Ohio.

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