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Not One Quaker Experience but Many

Among Friends: Our introduction to the December issue on Quakers and Christianity.

Gabriel Ehri is聽executive director of聽Friends Journal.


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Author Jeff Rasley first came to Indianpolis's First Friends Meeting seeking fiscal sponsorship for small-scale development projects in the Basa area of Nepal His first experience of a Quaker worship service le him to think First Friends might fill another, more personal desire.

A Space for Doubt

When religious services are stripped of doctrinal claims, doubters an skeptics can participate with greater integrity.

Jeff Rasley is a retired attorney who serves on the boards of six nonprofit organizations. He has taught classes at Butler and Marian Universities about culturally sensitive development in agrarian communities. He is a regular attender of Indianapolis (Ind.) First Friends Meeting.


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Beech tree roots, <a href="http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1846713">Creative Commons 漏 by Stephen Craven</a>.

Quaker Christian Ways and Roots

Returning to a comprehensive Christianity of behavior and belief.

Donne Hayden is a recorded minister and convinced Friend (convinced that all the first Friends were convinced Friends!). She served seven years as minister at Cincinnati (Ohio) Meeting and is still a member. She retired in 2015 and currently works part-time for Wilmington Yearly Meeting as office administrator.


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Photo by David Shankbone, <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christian_living_books_by_David_Shankbone.jpg">via Wikimedia</a>.

How Am I a Christian?

Will others see us as Christians by our love?

Douglas C. Bennett served as president of Earlham College from 1997 to 2011. Now retired, he is a member of Durham (Maine) Meeting.


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Sweet Baby Jesus

The present鈥恡ense verbs of George Fox.

A convinced Friend since 1982, Patricia Wild is a member of Friends Meeting at Cambridge (Mass.), where she serves on its Ministry and Counsel and Prison Fellowship Group. Her latest "book, _WellingUp.net_, is an interactive, experimental website that tells a Quaker novel online using podcasts and supplementary materials and links.


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Forum November 2018

Letters from our readers and news from Friends Journal.

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Unlearning God: How Unbelieving Helped Me Believe

By Philip Gulley. Convergent Books, 2018. 224 pages. $22.99/hardcover; $11.99/eBook. The words 鈥渦nlearning鈥 and 鈥渦nbelieving鈥 make it plain that this [鈥

William Shetter is a member of Bloomington (Ind.) Meeting. Much of the conservative Baptist Church of his childhood years now seems a remote though still treasured world.


Posted in: Books That Have Changed Us, November 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Simple, Relevant, Amusing

How do you sum up your experience and share it in 5 words or less?

Kathleen Wooten is a member of Fresh Pond Meeting in Cambridge, Mass. She travels among Friends both digitally and in person, and carries a minute of travel from her meeting. Kathleen also administers social media accounts for New England Yearly Meeting. She shares about her travels at quakerkathleen.org.


Posted in: Going Viral with Quakerism, Online Features
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Sparking a Quakerish Epidemic

A society of Friends ought to be a natural for friendship with God.

Forrest Curo is a poet and member of San Diego (Calif.) Meeting. He ran the Aardvark Bookstore here from 1985鈥1998 and founded Street Light (modeled on American Friends Service Committee鈥檚 Street Spirit) in 1996. He put in a year at Pendle Hill Conference Center in 2002 in hopes of finding a spiritual handle on the intractable politics of poverty and is now retired.


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The Ecology of Quaker Meeting

By James W. Hood. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (number 449), 2018. 32 pages. $7/pamphlet. James Hood, a member of Friendship Meeting [鈥

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