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Inner Peace, Outer Peace

A spiritual practice of integrity in communications. 馃敀

Elizabeth De Sa is a writer, mother, teacher, and practitioner of Nonviolent Communication. Of Indian descent, she grew up in England and now lives in intentional community in North Carolina. She attends Swannanoa Valley Meeting in Black Mountain, N.C. She is the author of Pendle Hill pamphlet #414, Seeking Inner Peace. Her website is innerpeace-outerpeace.org.


Posted in: Features, June/July 2015: Activists vs Mystics vs Pragmatists
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Viewpoint: Idealism and Pacifism

The early Quaker words and their implications are haunting. No matter how deeply our sense of justice is affronted and [鈥

Ralph Lelii lives in Elkins Park, Pa.


Posted in: Friends and Other Faiths: Friends and Other Faiths, Viewpoint
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The Social Justice Testimony

Joining a meeting does not purify us of racism. 馃敀

Dwight L. Wilson, father of four sons and member of Ann Arbor (Mich.) Meeting, worked as an educator at Oakwood Friends School, Moorestown Friends School, and Friends School in Detroit. He also served as Friends General Conference general secretary and writes historical novels, including Sarah鈥檚 Song and Out of the Shadow of Darkness.


Posted in: Features, October 2014: Experience of Friends of Color
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Viewpoint The Peace Testimony and the Enduring Light of Christ When George Fox was sent to turn people from darkness [鈥

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Categorically Not the Testimonies

Pulling the Quaker testimonies from their boxes.

Eric Moon is a member of Berkeley (Calif.) Meeting, currently clerk of College Park Quarterly Meeting, and past clerk of Pacific Yearly Meeting. He has worked for over two decades for the West Region of the American Friends Service Committee. He is a new grandparent, ridiculously enamored of Gabriel and Ruby.


Posted in: Features, June/July 2013: Quaker Testimonies
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Reclaiming Our Divine Birthright

Is it easier to talk about the testimonies than about God? 馃敀

Patricia Barber is a member of Goose Creek Meeting in Lincoln, Va. Born and raised in Zimbabwe, she is a freelance writer who now lives with her family in Keedysville, Md. She blogs at headuponastone.blogspot.com.


Posted in: Features, June/July 2013: Quaker Testimonies
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Reviving our Testimonies

How do we testify, and to what? 馃敀

Michael D. Levi is a member of Adelphi (Md.) Meeting, where he serves as clerk of the Ministry and Worship committee and assistant clerk of the meeting. At work he tries to make economic data accessible and intelligible. At home Michael likes to cook, play bridge, and hang out with his family.


Posted in: Features, June/July 2013: Quaker Testimonies
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Books November 2012

Our annual extensive selection of books

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The Spirit of Mediation

The Spirit of Mediation

The Friends Peace Testimony points out a different approach.

Erik Cleven is a PhD candidate in political science at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He is a member of Lafayette Meeting in West Lafayette, Ind. Before starting graduate school, he spent many years working with conflict transformation and inter-ethnic dialogue in many different countries. Erik is writing his dissertation about ethnic violence in Kenya and Kosovo.聽This article is adapted from a plenary speech at the 2012 Friends General Conference Gathering</a>.


Posted in: Features, September 2012
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S鈥怭鈥怚鈥怌鈥怑鈥怱: The Quaker Testimonies

This model of Friends testimonies is incorporated into the school鈥檚 curriculum.


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