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How Does Culture Influence Quaker Worship

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Is Imagination Simple?

Outward simplicity can inspire an untrammeled flowering of imagination.

Kat Griffith is clerk of the Winnebago Worship Group in east central Wisconsin, co-clerk of Northern Yearly Meeting, a former high school teacher and homeschooler, and an occasional writer. Her last Friends Journal article was “Surprised by Joy” (Feb. 2019) about the gift of obedience following her sister’s death.

Posted in: QuakerSpeak at Five, Reflection
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Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion

By Jonathan Wilson‐Hartgrove. IVP Books, 2018. 192 pages. $20/hardcover; $19.99/eBook. Back in 1968, I was a 13‐year‐old seeker and new […]

Steve Chase is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.), the manager of Academic Initiatives at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC), and an organizer with the Occupation Free DC anti-police brutality campaign. He is a published author and a regular contributor to ICNC’s Minds of the Movement blog.

Posted in: August 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, QuakerSpeak at Five
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Still, in the City: Creating Peace of Mind in the Midst of Urban Chaos

Edited by Angela Dews. Skyhorse Publishing, 2018. 288 pages. $21.99/hardcover; $14.99/eBook. Conscience or consciousness? While the demands of conscience and […]

Carl Blumenthal is a member of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Meeting.

Posted in: June/July 2019 Books, June/July 2019: Food Choices, Quaker Book Reviews
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Skirting Around the Competition

Our introduction to the May issue on “Friendly Competition?”

Gail Whiffen is associate editor of Friends Journal. [email protected]

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The Hope for Collaboration over Competition

Quakers can be co‐conspirators, participants, creators, shapers, imaginers, and dreamers.

Mark Pratt-Russum is a released minister at West Hills Friends Church in Portland, Ore. He is a father and husband and is seriously in love with photography.

Posted in: Features, Friendly Competition?
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Quiet AND Shhh…God Is in the Silence

Quiet By Tomie dePaola. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2018. 32 pages. $17.99/hardcover; $10.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 4–8. […]

Paul Buckley is a member of Community Friends Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of numerous articles and books on Quakerism and travels in the ministry, urging revival among Friends. His most recent book is Primitive Quakerism Revived: Living as Friends in the Twenty-First Century.

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, May 2019: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews
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What Does the Outside Say?

The literal surroundings of our meetinghouses can be a public statement of our values and beliefs.

Brad Stocker served on Earth Ethics Institute at Miami Dade College for 22 years. He has a post-doctoral certificate in ecology and human spirit. Brad creates and facilitates earth literacy workshops. He is a member of Miami (Fla.) Meeting, co-clerk of Southeastern Yearly Meeting's Earthcare Committee, and a representative to Quaker Earthcare Witness.

Posted in: Features, Outside the Meetinghouse
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Monthly worship along Fresh Pond Parkway in front of Raytheon in Cambridge, Mass. The author is seen standing. © Skip Schiel.

Experiments with Worship

Quaker worship takes to the streets.

Elizabeth Claggett-Borne enjoys biking to work, accompanying a family in sanctuary, and trying not to fidget in worship. She is grateful to be a part of Friends Meeting at Cambridge (Mass.). She teaches Exploring the Quaker Way, laughs at her hubris, and travels in the ministry.

Posted in: Features, Outside the Meetinghouse
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