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Climate Change, Quakerism, and a Transformed Life

It was a blind date with a rising executive with General Motors that did it. It was the late 1980s […]

Hollister Knowlton, a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., is clerk of Quaker Earthcare Witness of the Americas and clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting’s Earthcare Working Group.


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War Taxes and Other Matters of Conscience

Thanks for the March issue, which I’ve finally completed. And thanks to Nadine Hoover, New York Yearly Meeting, and others […]


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Yo! Are You Amish?

Driving down Philadelphia’s South Street a few years ago, I was asked by a person who had pulled up next […]

Max L. Carter, director of the Friends Center and campus ministry coördinator at Guilford College, is a member of New Garden Meeting in Greensboro, N.C. A recorded Friends minister, he teaches courses at Guilford on Quaker history, testimonies, spirituality, and intentional community.


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Removing the Pressure for War

Among the various books and pamphlets in our meeting’s library, some focus on proving that war is wrong. Others expound […]

Faith Morgan, a member of Yellow Springs (Ohio) Meeting, works with her husband, Pat Murphy, at Community Solutions in Yellow Springs Ohio (http://​www​.communitysolution​.org). She directed CS’s film The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (2006), and was part of the editorial staff for CS’s forthcoming book Plan C: Community Strategies for Surviving Peak Oil and Climate Change.


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Integrity Means Being Part of the Solution

“We want to hear more about the Earthcare resources you mentioned at your presentation last night,” our hosts said after […]

Ruah Swennerfelt and Louis Cox are members of Burlington (Vt.) Meeting.


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Pile It On! Stuff and a Spiritual Journey

Sometimes a strong image will appear to me during meeting for worship. About two years ago I had a very […]

Robin Magee is a member of Durham (N. C.) Meeting. She isn’t sure what form her spiritual journey might take, but she is sure the photo of Sir Laurence is in a pile somewhere in her house.


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Keeping It Simple: A Memoir about Women and Development in Senegal

As usual, I was the first to arrive at headquarters that morning in Dakar. Familiar with the lateness that ticks […]

Amelia Duffy-Tumasz, a young adult Friend and a member of Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., spent the 2006-07 academic year in Senegal as a Fulbright Fellow. She is now pursuing a Master’s in Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies at University of London.


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Contemplating the Nativity

It is December, and we are coming to the end of a long season of commercial clamor. I am old […]


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Raising Quaker Youth

It would seem that writing about raising Quaker youth would be an easy undertaking, especially as my husband Rick and […]

Georgianne Jackofsky, who sets type for New York Yearly Meeting, is a member of Conscience Bay Meeting in St. James, N.Y. Her family’s group is called the Homegrown String Band; see http://​www​.homegrownstringband​.com.


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Mending the World

Our world is torn and broken. Many parts of it are not working. There are great tears and gashes, holes […]

Pamela Haines is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting


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