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Student Writing Opp: Creating Change (due 2/10/2020)

What change do you want to see happen in your community?

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

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Me and My Maker

A Friend’s idea of Christianity is one of a relationship with her maker.

A textile designer by profession, Edwina Dankwa Assan founded the social enterprise Edtex over 20 years ago to ethically produce handmade, color-fast fabrics for fashion designers and home decorators. She is a member of Hill House Meeting in Accra, Ghana.

Posted in: Faith and Practice, Quaker Kids
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Attending to a Testimony

Our introduction to the November Issue.

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Addicted to Fast Money

Considering a twenty‐first‐century Quaker perspective on gambling.

Rita Willett is a retired physician who now serves as a prison chaplain. She is a member of Richmond (Va.) Meeting, a graduate of Earlham School of Religion, and a former participant and teacher in the Spiritual Nurturer Program of School of the Spirit Ministry.

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Sun Moon Farm in Rindge, N.H. Photos courtesy Sun Moon Farms.

The Ministry of Quaker Farmers

How can we support the work of our local organic and regenerative farmers?

Rachel Van Boven is a student at Earlham School of Religion. She has been a regular attender of Quaker meetings for eight years. Her home is Bellingham, Wash., 15 miles from the land her grandfather farmed.

Posted in: Features, June/July 2019: Food Choices
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A Vegan Offers Three Reasons for Hope

Plant‐based lifestyles are getting easier than ever.

A member of Herndon (Va.) Meeting, Margaret Fisher is clerk of Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Working Group on Right Relationship with Animals. She enjoys photographing insects while on wildlife surveys and spends much of her free time working for a native plant campaign in northern Virginia.

Posted in: Features, June/July 2019: Food Choices
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Letting the Higher Power Do It

An eating disorder makes food and fellowship difficult.

B is a Quaker who finds that the 12 Steps have enriched her spirituality. You can write to her at [email protected].

Posted in: Features, June/July 2019: Food Choices
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The Great Food Transformation

Earthcare activism is a natural fit for Friends.

Elizabeth Root lives in the heart of the Finger Lakes with her family of three poodles. A retired social worker, she authored a book on children’s mental health in 2009. She is a member of the Perry City (N.Y.) Meeting in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.

Posted in: June/July 2019: Food Choices, Online Features
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The Invisible Damage of Competition

Welcoming a new narrative in which we all are gifted.

Mary Jo Klingel has been a Friend for about 20 years and attends Charlotte (N.C.) Meeting. She is the new clerk of Quaker Earthcare Witness. She is sustained by her leading to dig deeper, understand more clearly, and be led by the Light.

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The Parents’ Guide to Climate Revolution: 100 Ways to Build a Fossil‐Free Future, Raise Empowered Kids, and Still Get a Good Night’s Sleep

By Mary DeMocker. New World Library, 2018. 360 pages. $16.95/paperback or eBook. Oh my gosh, what an incredible read this […]

Ruah Swennerfelt is a member of Burlington (Vt.) Meeting. She and her husband live in a solar-powered, net zero energy home in the woods. They are active in the Transition Town Movement in their community and with Friends in New England. She is author of Rising to the Challenge: The Transition Movement and People of Faith.

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