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Ben Handy is a member of Frankford Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. He has a boring job and a lovely family. He mostly spends his free time trying to figure out where he put his glasses, and why he can never seem to get anything done.Posted in: Features, February 2020
Navigating anorexia with Simone Weil
Caroline Morris attended Portland Seminary of George Fox University, where she wrote a thesis on the connection between anorexia and asceticism, and is a current student at Earlham School of Religion.Posted in: Books That Have Changed Us, Features
Quaker values do not need to be mere theoretical ideas.
Ankita Achanta is a seventh-grade student at Newtown Friends School (NFS) in Newtown, Pa. She participates in The Agents of Social Change (TASC) at NFS, a student group founded on the belief that “we will be able to make a difference in our world,” and that uses Quaker process in decision making.Posted in: Features, September 2018
I am adopted. Both my mom and my dad are white. Both of my sisters are also white. My brother […]
Abel Rupertus, Grade 6, Greene Street Friends SchoolPosted in: Student Voice Project 2018, Student Voices Project, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
Finding a balance between personal and political strategies for simple living.
Philip Harnden is a member of Syracuse (N.Y.) Meeting. He has served on the board of Right Sharing of World Resources and as American Friends Service Committee’s liaison with the Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne. He wrote the Pendle Hill pamphlet Letting That Go, Keeping This: The Spiritual Pilgrimage of Fritz Eichenberg.Posted in: Features, Quaker Lifestyles
Student Voices: “Why does the mistreatment satisfy people? Does it make these people happy to make us feel like we […]
Philanthropy can be beneficial to both the giver and the receiver.
Jay Marshall is dean at Earlham School of Religion, a graduate school in Richmond, Indiana. He is a member of New Castle (Ind.) Meeting, which is a member of the New Association of Friends.Posted in: Features, Giving and Philanthropy
Share an example of a community working together to accomplish a greater goal. What happened and how was it made […]
An overload of auditory and visual stimuli threatens a Friend’s participation.
Veronica Berg is a social work student, minoring in Deaf studies at the University of Southern Maine. They sporadically attend Portland (Maine) Meeting and also worship at High Street UCC in Auburn, Maine. Veronica was introduced to Quakerism through FLGBTQC, and remains an active Friend in that community.Posted in: Disability and Inclusion, Features
Teetering on the threshold of peace and self‐defense.
Seres Kyrie lives in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin with her family. She is a member of Madison (Wis.) Meeting.Posted in: Features, February 2016