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Leading a “Yes, We Can!? Workshop in Kenya

In 2009, I traveled as a representative of Friends General Conference to the Young Quakers Christian Association (Africa) Triennial, which […]

Emily Stewart is a member of Durham (N.C.) Meeting. At the time this article was written, she lived in Philadelphia and served as youth ministries coordinator for Friends General Conference. She is working as a counselor at a Quaker camp this summer, and in the fall she anticipates new adventures when she moves to Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Congratulations, Earlham School of Religion

Unprogrammed Friends are fond of saying that we’ve abolished the laity and each of us is called to a ministry. […]

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Filling a Toolkit

Arriving Earlham School of Religion (ESR) and I were both born in the autumn of 1960. We intersected in our […]

Della Stanley-Green is a member of Plainfield (Ind.) Meeting and is recorded as a minister of the Gospel in Western Yearly Meeting. She is executive director of Indiana Network for Higher Education Ministries.

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Learning about the Real World of Ministry

Any change in one’s life has the potential to be transformative. Going to Earlham School of Religion was certainly so […]

Rex Jones is pastor of West River Friends Meeting in Economy, Ind.

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“Teachable Moments” at ESR

I look back with gratitude on how ESR prepared me for pastoral ministry among Friends, especially in the area of […]

Scott Wagoner, a pastoral minister at Deep River Meeting in High Point, N.C., has served in pastoral ministry for over 25 years. His blog, "New Kind of Quaker," can be found at http://www.newkindofquaker.blogspot.com.

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Living in the Life and Power

I have always been drawn by the words of George Fox, recorded in his Journal, refusing the commissioners’ request of […]

Patty Levering is a member of Davidson (N.C.) Meeting. She graduated from Earlham School of Religion and is currently a core teacher in School of the Spirit Ministry's program "On Being a Spiritual Nurturer." She has also been a chaplain in an oncology practice and continues to serve as a spiritual director.

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A Brief Dance with Death

In October 2008 I had my first mammogram. The next day, I received a call. “There is an asymmetry on […]

Holly Jeffries, a member of Plainfield (Vt.) Meeting, farms in the mountains of Vermont. She gives special thanks to her husband, Walter, for encouraging her to write this at the time.

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One German’s Response to What My Nation Did in World War II

Two weeks after I first moved from Germany to Los Angeles in 2002 to study theology, a fellow seminarian asked […]

Jochen Strack, a member of Orange Grove Meeting in Pasadena, Calif., serves with his wife as resident Friends at the meeting. He grew up in Munich, Germany. After starting a career in business and receiving a degree in marketing and empirical research, he pursued a theological seminary education in Munich, Honolulu, and Los Angeles. He finds that the approach of process theology relates particularly well to his identity as a Quaker. From 2003 to 2007 he served as a program associate for American Friends Service Committee in Los Angeles, working in a variety of programs. He is currently studying to be a nurse practitioner and works as a cardiac step-down nurse at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Los Angeles.

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The Real Peace Movement

I enjoyed reading a Reflections called “Living Outside the Box” by Fran Palmeri of Sarasota (Fla.) Meeting (FJ Sept. 2007). […]

Catherine Price is a member of Lake Wales (Fla.) Worship Group.

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Left in Darkness

There was something about the way the new green had sprouted precisely in the middle of my garden. The garden […]

Holly Cedar, a member of Bloomington (Ind.) Meeting, is studying for a Master's of Divinity at Earlham School of Religion. She is planning to start an internship in clinical pastoral education, preparing to be a chaplain. This is a portion of a larger work for which she is currently seeking a publisher.

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