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Online Forum: Pacifism and Peace

One of the most important testimonies of the Quaker faith is peace. In times of war, Quakers have a long […]

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2012 marks the 67th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, by United States forces during World War II.  We present selections from the Friends Journal archive.

Remembering Hiroshima & Nagasaki: from the FJ Archives

2012 marks the 67th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, by United States forces during World War […]

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Modern Germany and the Lessons of WWII

I recently spent a fascinating two weeks as part of the Transatlantic Outreach Program’s (TOP) study tour of Germany. Traveling […]


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Growing Up in Germany During World War II

We had not heard from my Uncle Helmut in years: “lost in action,” we were told. Then one day in […]

Erika Muhlenberg is a member of Kendal Meeting in Kennett Square, Pa. Born in Hamburg, Germany, as a teenager she emigrated to the United States.


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Restoring the Golden Rule

Remember the Golden Rule? In 1958 when retired U.S. Navy Captain Albert Bigelow tried to sail this 30-foot boat to […]

Jane Braxton Little, a member of Gwynedd (Pa.) Meeting, writes about people, politics, and natural resource issues.


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On Not Becoming Complacent

Like many—if not most—emerging religious movements, Quakerism arose in 17th-century England in a posture of challenging the established authority. This […]


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The Immorality of Patriotism

Our country is the world, our countrymen are all mankind. We love the land of our nativity only as we […]

Tony White, an attender at Pennsdale (Pa.) Meeting, teaches Philosophy at Pennsylvania College of Technology and Misericordia University.


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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.


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A Quaker Reconsiders the Draft

When the Universal Military Training and Service Act expired in June 1973, I was overjoyed, like most Friends in the […]

Larry Ingle, a member of Chattanooga (Tenn.) Meeting, is a historian and author of First Among Friends: George Fox and the Creation of Quakerism and Quakers in Conflict: The Hicksite Reformation.


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Hidden Springs: A Quaker Farm Community in the Mid-20th Century

Technically, my parents did not own a house until after Dad retired, and even then, it was probably mortgaged. For […]

Richard K. Wood, a founding member of Gettysburg (Pa.) Meeting, has been an educator and was an administrator of computing at Gettysburg College. In the late 1950s, he was clerk of the Junior Yearly Meeting of New York Yearly Meeting.


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