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Viewpoint: Take Me Out to the Ball Game

A reader reflection.

Blair Seitz lives in West Reading, Pa.

Posted in: April 2015: Mentorship: Teaching Our Values, Viewpoint
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The Friendly FolkDancers Tour the Congo: Along the western edge of Lake Tanganyika

The Quaker dancing troupe visits a failed state. Includes author reading.

Rosemary Coffey, a member of Pittsburgh (Pa.) Meeting, is a former teacher and current freelance editor. She has been touring with the Friendly FolkDancers since 1992.

Posted in: Features, March 2015
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"Eirith Monthly Meeting," a oil painting by Samuel Lucas

Exploring the Unwritten Rules of Meeting for Worship

How does an internalized sense of rules influence the quality of meeting for worship?

Debbie Humphries is a member of Hartford (Conn.) Meeting. She carries a concern for the strength and vitality of the Religious Society of Friends. Her experience traveling among Friends has provided an opportunity to hear how the Spirit is moving among us, and to reflect deeply on how our practices—our forms—both nurture and limit the life of the Spirit among us.

Posted in: August 2014, Features
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Milestones May 2014

Births, deaths, and marriages.

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Traveling Ministry

The theme of the August 2012 issue is “traveling.” This is an excerpt on traveling in the ministry from the […]

This is an excerpt from Quaker Process for Friends on the Benches available now from Friends Journal.

Posted in: June/July 2012: Faith, Practice, and Community, Online Features
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Last Date at Friends Fellowship

(in memory of Mary Elizabeth Long) On my last visit, we had the white‐tablecloth lunch in the Friends Fellowship dining […]

Peter Anderson used to teach in the Ministry of Writing Program at Earlham School of Religion. He now teaches writing at Adams State College in Alamosa, Col., and lives with his family on the western slope of the Sangre de Cristo Range.

Posted in: Departments
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Walking the Labyrinth

“This is the message we have heard and declare to you: God is light; in God there is no darkness […]

Ashley M. Wilcox is presiding clerk of Freedom Friends Church in Salem, Oregon, and a graduate of School of the Spirit Ministry's program "On Being a Spiritual Nurturer." She carries a concern for supporting ministers in the Religious Society of Friends, and writes regularly about her spiritual journey on her blog: http://www.questforadequacy.blogspot.com.

Posted in: Features
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Education and Service Projects in Vietnam

The wounds of war do not go away when the fighting stops. Both the physical and emotional wounds persist for […]

Marjorie E. Nelson, a member of Athens (Ohio) Meeting, retired at the end of June 2009 after 32 years of teaching medical students at Ohio University. For the past three years she has traveled to Quang Ngai province in Vietnam where she volunteers with Madison Quakers, Inc.

Posted in: Features
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Yo! Are You Amish?

Driving down Philadelphia’s South Street a few years ago, I was asked by a person who had pulled up next […]

Max L. Carter, director of the Friends Center and campus ministry coordinator at Guilford College, is a member of New Garden Meeting in Greensboro, N.C. A recorded Friends minister, he teaches courses at Guilford on Quaker history, testimonies, spirituality, and intentional community.

Posted in: Features
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Filming the Life of Gobi Women

Leading, 1997 As I sit in meditation, I see single women lliving a nomadic life—women using wool from their sheep […]

Sas Carey, co-clerk of Middlebury (Vt.) Meeting, is director of Life Energy Healing School, which helps students learn to follow their leadings. The school meets in Middlebury for four long weekends a year. More information about the school can be found at http://www.lifenergyheal.com. Nomadicare, a nonprofit organization that she founded, supports the sustainability and cultural survival of nomadic peoples, harmonizes traditional and modern medicine, and documents nomadic ways and heart songs for future generations. More information can be found at http://www.nomadicare.org.

Posted in: Features
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