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There鈥檚 a long and beautiful Friends tradition of seeking fellowship

Alexandra Zinnes (Alex) is a graduate of Westtown School and currently teaches World History to seventh and eighth graders at the Friends School of Atlanta. Alex is a registered yoga instructor, Reiki Master, and devotee of her guru, Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati, who teaches about the beauty of the interfaith path and living one's life devoted to serving others.

Posted in: August 2012: Sustainable Travel, Features
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Truth As a Moving Target On A Local Train

On a hot summer morning in July 1979, I was riding a local train from Geneva to Basel. Families, individuals, [鈥

Richard Macy Kelly has served as a YMCA professional, Executive Director of the Maryland Council of Churches, and Director of hiv/aids services for the City of Baltimore in the Health Department. He is the author of Thomas Kelly, A Biography, and edited The Eternal Promise, the posthumous work by his father Thomas Kelly. His most recent publication is the Pendle Hill Pamphlet, Three Ravens and Two Widows. He now lives in Maine where he is a member of Vassalboro Meeting.

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My Trip to Kunduz

In the summer of 2009, I was given a grant by German Technical Corporation to conduct field research to gather [鈥

Noorjahan Akbar, a native of Afghanistan, graduated in 2010 from George School, a Friends school in Newtown, Pa., and is currently a student at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa.

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To See Jesus in Holy Land Travails

We traveled to Israel鈥怭alestine at the end of September for three weeks to see the situation ourselves, to show our [鈥

R. Melvin Keiser, a member of Swannanoa Valley Meeting in Black Mountain, N.C., is emeritus professor of Religious Studies at Guilford College.

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Dispelling Some Myths about Hiroshima

As part of my semester abroad in Tokyo, Japan, my study program took our group of U.S. exchange students on [鈥

Katie Toran served as an intern for Friends Journal in the summer of 2009. She spent four and a half months in Japan last year, and is now a senior at Grinnell College, majoring in Economics, with plans to pursue further schooling in public policy.

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Traveling Among Friends

This past fall I traveled among Friends from Santa Rosa, California, driving through Oregon to islands near Seattle, Washington. It [鈥

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Finding the Fearsome and the Fearful in Pakistan

By Nancy Kaufmann Before and during my visit to Pakistan, I encountered the question鈥 often with looks of disbelief or [鈥

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What am I Doing Here?: Partnering with a Himalayan Village

I first went to the Himalayan Mountains in Nepal as an adventurer and mountain climber in 1995. After four Himalayan [鈥

Jeff Rasley attends Indianapolis (Ind.) First Friends Meeting. His book, Bringing Progress to Paradise: What I Got From Giving to a Mountain Village in Nepal, is now available.

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Rolling Through Fox Country

In September 2010, I was privileged to organize a tour of Fox country for a group from my yearly meeting. [鈥

Herb Haigh is a member of St. Petersburg (Fla.) Meeting.

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A Peace Education Sabbatical

Learnings From My Father I believe in the culture of peace. I believe in daily peace building on a personal, [鈥

Susan Gelber Cannon teaches at the Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square, Pa. She has attended Yellow Springs (Ohio), Swannanoah Valley (N.C.), and Saranac Lake (N.Y.) meetings. Susan's website, http://www.teachforpeace.org, has resources for teachers, students, and parents and a journal of her sabbatical experiences.

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