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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鈥恌oot boat to [鈥

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鈥攊f not most鈥攅merging religious movements, Quakerism arose in 17th鈥恈entury England in a posture of challenging the established authority. This [鈥

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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 [鈥

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 [鈥

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 [鈥

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鈥20th Century

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

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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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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Torture and the War System

Thanks for John Calvi鈥檚 Viewpoint 鈥淎 Perfect Spiritual Work鈥 (FJ Aug.). I was inspired and stimulated by his discussion of [鈥

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Wielding Thor鈥檚 Hammer: What It Means to Write as Ministry

According to an old Norse legend of the early days in the time before this time, the god Thor patrolled [鈥

Susan Yanos is director of the Ministry of Writing Program at Earlham School of Religion.

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Quaker Relief during the Spanish Civil War

One gray morning in early February, a small group of Friends was finding its way to an encounter with 70 [鈥

Nancy and Gerard Negelspach are members of Barcelona Meeting in Spain.

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