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Middle School Friends Workcamp

Last September, my 13‐year‐old daughter and I participated in the Middle School Friends Workcamp, run by Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and […]

Carmen Berelson, a member of Doylestown (Pa.) Meeting, is a legal and financial translator, who mostly works from English into German, and some French into German.

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Parent Involvement

As the cofounder of a parent‐cooperative, early childhood education, community‐based program that grew to become a school, I offer some […]

Bard Paul Michaels was a cofounder of Mission West Parents Cooperative Preschool in San Francisco Community College's Parent Education Program. he now works with the Healing Arts Institute in Portland, Oreg.

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Wait on the Lord

A Friend remarked in meeting that he felt uncomfortable with the notion that, in the immortal words of John Milton, […]

Jim Whitmoyer is a member of Newtown (Pa.) Meeting.

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Quaker Services and Quaker Values

Friends have made a substantial impact on the availability and quality of senior care in the United States. Friends senior […]

Warren A. Witte has served as executive director of Friends Services for the Aging for 12 years. He is a member and is currently serving as clerk of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa.

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Care of the Dying: A Spiritual Discipline

Attending the death of a loved one is a painful, sometimes disturbing experience. Frequently it has a deeply mysterious quality, […]

Brad Sheeks works as a visiting nurse for Heartland Hospice in the Philadelphia, Pa., area. He is a member of Central Philadelphia Meeting. He and his wife, Patricia McBee, co-lead couples enrichment programs for Friends General Conference.

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How Can You Do That Work?

When I spent my professional life as a full‐time emergency room nurse, my friends could not get enough of my […]

TylaAnn Burger, a member of Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., has been a nurse for 25 years, 12 of them in hospice—from staff nurse to clinical manager. She is co-convener of Friends Hospice Project.

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The AFSC and School Desegregation

Prince Edward County, Virginia, 1959–1964 The involvement of the Religious Society of Friends in Prince Edward County dates back to […]

Betsy Brinson is a member of Richmond (Va.) Meeting and the meeting's historian. As a public historian, she has conducted oral history interviews for the Virginia Civil Rights Video Initiative and Richmond Holocaust Museum. A former faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, she has been involved in the production of several film documentaries, for example serving as executive producer of Living the Story: The Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky (58 minutes, 2002), developed from 175 oral history interviews.

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The Conflict over Abolition Activism: What Can We Learn from It?

In 2002, Westbury (N.Y.) Meeting celebrated 300 years of meetinghouses on its site. As coordinator of the celebration, part of […]

Gretchen Haynes is a member and clerk of Westbury (N.Y.) Meeting and the co-author of Mediation: Positive Conflict Management, forthcoming from SUNY Press.

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Selecting a Committee Clerk

Over the years in the life of monthly meetings in which I have participated, it has been a usual practice […]

Margery Mears Larrabee, a member of Mt. Holly (N.J.) Meeting, participates in the traveling Ministries Program of Friends General Conference.

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In the Wake of Hurricane Isabel

The most powerful experience I had on a Friends Disaster Service (FDS) trip to Hyde County, N.C., was also the […]

Evan Welkin, a member of Olympia (Wash.) Meeting, is a freshman at Guilford College, where he is enrolled in the Quaker Leadership Scholars Program. This article was published in the GCRO CAW, a newsletter of Guilford College Campus Ministry, in October 2003.

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