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Abbotts to the World鈥檚 Costello

Our introduction to the April issue on Humor in Religion.

Gabriel Ehri is executive director of聽Friends Journal.

Posted in: Among Friends, Humor in Religion
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Surprised by Joy

A family tragedy unleashes a flood of unexpected emotions and lessons.

Kat Griffith is a member of Winnebago Worship Group in east central Wisconsin, a high school teacher, and former homeschooler. She has previously written for Friends Journal about Northern Yearly Meeting's relationship with Salvadoran Friends and "Conversations from the Heartland," a series of discussions with conservative Christian homeschooling friends.

An earlier version of this article appeared in the November 2016 issue of What Canst Thou Say?

Posted in: Features, February 2019
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Giving Up Something Good for Something Better

By Sister Alegria del Senor and Sister Confianza del Senor (Beth Blodgett and Prairie Naoma Cutting). Amigas Press, 2017. 362 [鈥

is a librarian who lives in the Driftless region of southwest Wisconsin, where she and her family have a diversified farm of animals, gardens, and mushrooms.

Posted in: Meetings and Money, October 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Closeness Is Not Measured by Distance: A Dynamic Journal for Children of Incarcerated Parents

By Bernard Johnson and Bruce Bryan. Empowerment Agenda, 2015. 107 pages. $14.95/paperback. Recommended for ages 8 and up. The authors [鈥

Alison James is a member of South Starksboro (Vt.) Meeting.

Posted in: May 2018 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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The Cost of a Healing Gift

The discovery of a gift for healing is only the first step in a process of learning and discipline.

John Jeremiah Edminster, a mid-life convert to Christian faith and unprogrammed Quakerism, is currently studying toward an MDiv degree at Earlham School of Religion in Richmond, Ind., where he lives with his wife, Elizabeth. They are members of Clear Creek Meeting in Richmond. He has two adult children.

Posted in: Features, Healing
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A Network of Love

An Indiana witness in Palestine, remembered.

Lois Jordan is a lifelong Quaker who grew up in Rich Square Meeting in Indiana and graduated from Earlham College. When Rich Square closed, she and her husband, Carl (now deceased), became members of New Castle (Ind.) Meeting. She presently resides at Friends Fellowship Community in Richmond, Ind., and is a member of West Richmond Meeting in Richmond, Ind. She is the author of Ramallah Teacher: The Life of Mildred White, Quaker Missionary, now out of print.

Posted in: Features, Quakers and the Holy Land
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Meredith Lynne Brookes

Brookes 鈥 Meredith Lynne Brookes, 36, on September 22, 2017, in Bradford, N.H., peacefully, after a brief illness. Meredith was [鈥

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Fellowship of Friends of African Descent and Hill House Friends Meeting. All photos courtesy of the author.

Breath of the Ancestors

The Fellowship of Friends of African Descent travels to Ghana鈥檚 Hill House Meeting.

Paul Ricketts is an avid reader, educator, and a member of Fort Wayne (Ind.) Meeting.

Posted in: Features, February 2018
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Viewpoint: Influencing People Who Shape Public Policy

Tips to make sure one鈥檚 advocacy actually influences policymakers.

Barbara Hildt is a member of Amesbury (Mass.) Meeting who was elected five times to serve from 1983-1993 as Massachusetts state representative for First Essex District.

Posted in: February 2018, Viewpoint
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Being Quaker鈥here you are: A Journey Among Isolated Friends in the Northwest

By Sakre Kennington Edson. Western Friend, 2017. 244 pages. $20/paperback; $9/eBook. In the middle of an overly full week, I [鈥

Brian Drayton worships with the new Souhegan Friends Meeting in Wilton, N.H., allowed by Weare Meeting in Henniker, N.H.

Posted in: February 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, September 2017
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