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

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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What Would Jesus (Have Me) Do?

“Come, Holy Spirit.” This was the first message at the October 10, 2010, meeting for worship. It settled me further […]

Edna Whittier, a member of Roanoke (Va.) Meeting, joined Friends at Red Cedar Meeting in East Lansing, Mich., and attended Dover- Randolph Meeting in Randolph, N.J. In each of these meetings, she has been active in monthly Meeting for Healing groups.

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Manzanar: A Japanese Camp

Manzanar means apple orchard in Spanish. There was a significant community in Owens Valley on the east side of the […]

Grace Ito Coan is a member of Sacramento (Calif.) Friends Meeting.

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What value does a draft have?

I was surprised and troubled to see an article in Friends Journal that concludes that Quakers should, “demand that the […]

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Friends and the Understanding of Reason and Equality

[That] man, as he is a rational creature, hath reason as a natural faculty of his soul, by which he […]

Caroline Whitbeck, a member of Northampton (Mass.) Meeting, was trained as an analytical philosopher and is a professor emerita of Ethics at Case Western Reserve University.

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Lancaster (Pa.) Meeting’s Public Apology to Native Americans

The year 2010 marked the 300th anniversary of the first permanent European settlement in what was to become Lancaster County, […]

Thomas Gates is a member of Lancaster (Pa.) Meeting, where he is active on the Peace and Social Concerns Committee.

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Birthing the feminine in a destructive world

During our regional women’s retreat in New Mexico, we gathered at Claire Leonard’s rural home to share our deep experiences […]

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Teaching in a Culture of Poverty and Violence

I am committed to addressing the issues of hatred and violence in the world. I have often wondered how the […]

Stephanie Wilder, a member of Swannanoa Valley Meeting in Black Mountain, N.C., teaches at Swannanoa Valley Youth Development Center, a school for adjudicated youth in North Carolina, where she began working in 2001. Her previous positions have been with independent schools, including 20 years at Charlotte Country Day School.

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Torture and the War System

Thanks for John Calvi’s Viewpoint “A Perfect Spiritual Work” (FJ Aug.). I was inspired and stimulated by his discussion of […]

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Refusing to Be Enemies: Palestinian and Israeli Nonviolent Resistance to the Israeli Occupation (Book Review Essay)

In this compilation of essays and interviews with activists who share a commitment to nonviolence, Maxine Kaufman‐Lacusta makes no pretense […]

Robert Dockhorn, a member of Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., is senior editor of Friends Journal.

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