Tag Archives | Simplicity


Forum, April 2020

Letters from our readers.

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Money and Soul

By Pamela Haines. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (number 450), 2018. 34 pages. $7/pamphlet. Fretting about economics and money is not new […]

Diana Roose is a member of Oberlin (Ohio) Meeting and a Friend in Residence at Friends Committee on National Legislation in Washington, D.C.

Posted in: Meetings and Money, October 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Life in a Box

The homelessness crisis requires us to think outside storage bins.

Andrew Huff served with Quaker Voluntary Service in 2015–16 in Boston, Mass. He attends Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.

Posted in: Features, September 2018
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Writing and Marketing Crime Fiction

Holding onto the testimonies as the village death count rises.

Agatha- and Macavity-nominated Edith Maxwell writes the Quaker Midwife Mysteries, the Local Foods Mysteries, and short stories. As Maddie Day she writes the Country Store Mysteries. Maxwell is recording clerk of Amesbury (Mass.) Meeting, president of Sisters in Crime New England, and lives north of Boston. Find her at edithmaxwell.com.

Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, Features
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The Realization

Simplicity is something that everyone needs. It’s something that makes life easier. It made my life easier. It adds a […]

Elizabeth Hare, Grade 6, Sidwell Friends School

Posted in: Student Voice Project 2018, Student Voices Project, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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Reducing Violence from Within

A minute by a group of men at Sing Sing Correctional Facility.

Sing Sing Worship Group has been meeting continuously each Sunday since 1987. It is also attended by Friends from monthly meetings in Purchase Quarter of New York Yearly Meeting. The following individuals contributed to the writing of this minute: Chaymarl Cormier, Frank Jackson, Kenneth Cole, Khary Bekka, Marvin Wade, Mulumba Kazigo, Nahshon Jackson, Robert Rose, Sayyed Bashar, Stephen Brathwaite, Steven Thomas, and Ti’Quan Davis.

Posted in: December 2015: Economic Justice and Poverty, Features
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Quaker Bestsellers 2015

From the 2015 FGC Gathering in Cullowhee, North Carolina 1. A Sustainable Life: Quaker Faith and Practice in the Renewal […]

The hottest books at the 2015 FGC Gathering bookstore

Posted in: Features, October 2015: Faithful Living, Quaker Book Reviews
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S‐P‐I‐C‐E‐S: The Quaker Testimonies

This model of Friends testimonies is incorporated into the school’s curriculum.

Posted in: Features
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Espere Su Luz

Ciudad del Maíz, in the state of San Luis Potosí, México, is a four‐stoplight town. Posted at the first light […]

A. Laurel Green was a member of Putney (Vt.) Meeting for 20 years before moving to Mexico. She teaches English in her village there, and she is co-writing a book about her experiences. She can be reached at [email protected]

Posted in: Features
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Finding the Prophetic Voice for Our Time

Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy. —1 Corinthians 14:1 Dear Friends, […]

Lizz Roe is the off-site coordinator at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre in Britain. A member of Hereford and mid Wales Area Quaker Meeting, she worships in the tiny meeting of Newtown (tucked away in Montgomeryshire in rural mid-Wales). She was previously the tutor in practical theology at Woodbrooke and has been living out a concern for sustainability and simplicity over the last 25 years. Part of this has involved gradually reducing her carbon footprint to majority world levels in addition to finding ways to communicate the liberation possible through simplicity with grace, joy, and good humor.

Posted in: Features
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