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Christ‐Centeredness & Quaker Identity

I have a memory of a member of my monthly meeting responding to the news that some meetings have pastors, […]

R. Scot Miller is a member of Grand Rapids (Mich.) Meeting and a regular attender of Crossroads Meeting in Flint, Mich. A graduate of Earlham School of Religion, he is currently an MSW candidate at Grand Valley State University, and is engaged in men's ministry at "The Other Way" urban ministries in Grand Rapids. He and his wife, Jenn Seif, work a very small CSA farm in Shelbyville. His most recent published work is Pisteos lesou Christou: The Faithful Life of Jesus Christ and Covenant Fulfillment in the Judeo-Christian Narrative.

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Neighbors East and West — This Time Iran

In 1986 a group mostly of Quakers from Richmond, Indiana, were walking together through the Kremlin on their last night […]

Sam Neff is a retired Physics professor who taught for 30 years at Earlham College. Ruth Neff is a nurse-clinical specialist. They are members of Clear Creek Meeting in Richmond, Ind.

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Immigration and Friends Testimonies: Seeing That of God in Our Immigrant Neighbors

Friends have been concerned about the exploitation and dehumanization of workers for many years, most notably in our opposition to […]

Danielle Short is a member of Mountain View Meeting in Denver, Colo. She is the human rights program director at the Colorado office of American Friends Service Committee, where she has done community organizing with Latino/Latina immigrants and citizen supporters of immigrant rights. She is currently coordinating the production of a DVD faith curriculum on immigration, a joint project with the Colorado Council of Churches, Iliff School of Theology, the Bell Policy Center, the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, and AFSC. She is also in the process of co-founding an intentional community based on sustainability, shared spirituality, and social justice work.

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American Friends Service Committee after 90 Years

We seek to know where the Spirit is calling us to be in a particular place and time. —Quaker aphorism […]

Francine Cheeks, a member of Newton Meeting in Camden, N.J., is director of local affairs in the External Affairs Unit of AFSC.

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Ministry and Money in the Experience of Earlier Friends

The connection between money and ministry is such a hot‐button issue for many unprogrammed Friends. It might be useful to […]

Marty Grundy is a member of Cleveland Meeting, Lake Erie Yearly Meeting. She is a former clerk of Friends General Conference's Traveling Ministries Committee.

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Friends’ Attitudes toward Business in the USA

Unprogrammed liberal Friends today seem publicly almost uniformly negative about most business activity. I have been to talks at Pendle […]

Mark S. Cary is a member of Middletown Meeting in Lima, Pa., and currently a staff biostatistician at University of Pennsylvania's School of Medicine after many years in business. He has been conducting surveys for Friends for over 20 years. An earlier version of this article appeared as "Classic Liberal Quaker Letter No. 40" at The Quaker Economist Online at http://tqe.quaker.org.

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Reading 50 Years of FRIENDS JOURNAL

I think that I am something of an oddity among the readers of Friends Journal. I grew up in a […]

Thomas D. Hamm is archivist and professor of history at Earlham College and a member and clerk of First Friends Meeting in New Castle, Ind. His book The Quakers in America was published in 2003.

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Amachi: Faith‐Based Mentoring to Children of Prisoners

Amachi is a national initiative to provide caring, committed mentors to the children of prisoners.

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Building Community under Fire

To understand the Friendly testimonies, including equality, simplicity, and community, it is important to get to know some of the […]

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War on Whom?

We live in troubling times.

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