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Kindness of the Night

I do a 3 to 5 a.m. shift once a month at a homeless shelter that is run by a […]

Marcia Z. Nelson, a member of McHenry County (Ill.) Meeting, is the author of The God of Second Chances and Come and Sit: A Week Inside Meditation Centers.

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Jesus Came to My Door One Sunday Morning

Jesus came to my door one Sunday morning, but it wasn’t a convenient time. The night before Jesus arrived, I […]

'Dolph Ward Goldenburg attends Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting, is trained as a social worker, and is a fundraiser for Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish social service organizations.

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You Are My Sunshine

You Are My Sunshine”—we belt it out every Thursday evening, along with “The Sidewalks of New York,” “A Bicycle Built […]

Yvonne Boeger, a member of Kennett (Pa.) Meeting, is a retired teacher and psychotherapist.

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Inside

The muted colors of stone, the horizontal lines of the walls, and the straight walkways are calming as I pass […]

Mary Grace Larsen is a member of Montclair (N.J.) Meeting. © 2002 Mary Grace Larsen

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Quaker Service in Cape Town, South Africa

Quaker Service, Cape, in Cape Town, South Africa, has reinterpreted the ancient tradition of alms‐giving in the modern developing world. […]

Sarah Ruden, a former attender of Homewood Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, and former resident of Beacon Hill Friends House in Boston, Massachusetts, is now a member of Cape Western Monthly Meeting. She is currently working on a political memoir of the new South Africa. She can be reached at [email protected]

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God the Trickster?

Our son brought Marge Abbott’s essay “In the Belly of the Whale” to me during my stay in a South […]

Carol Reilley Urner, who now spends winters with her daughter in Whittier, Calif., and summers with her son and family in Portland, Oreg., is a member of Central and Southern Africa Yearly Meeting and of Sarasota (Fla.) Meeting. She is working on issues of demilitarization with Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

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On West

Mary is sitting in her usual corner. She just rocks herself in her chair and cries most of the day. […]

Wynne Busby is a British Friend living in Cummington, Massachusetts, and is a member of Northampton (Mass.) Meeting.

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Serving God and Caesar

A letter to a Friend about 21 years in the Foreign Service Dear Nick, I joined the Foreign Service 21 […]

Rob Callard is a member of Charleston (W.Va.) Meeting, currently attending Toronto (Ont.) Meeting.

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Traveling in the Ministry — But Not on Horseback

It’s the 21st century, and we Quakers are still doing it, traveling in pairs great distances to nurture small and […]

Mary Waddington is a member of Salem (N.J.) Meeting. This article first appeared in the Salem Quarterly Meeting Newsletter.

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Bob Philbrook

Bob Philbrook is as vibrant, confident, and energetic as anyone you’ll ever meet. He also happens to have gotten polio […]

Kara Newell is a member of Reedwood Friends Church in Portland, Oregon. © 2001 Kara Newell

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