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Europe and Middle East Section annual meeting 2017. Photo by Kate McNally, courtesy of the author.

Membership as Commitment and Belonging

Is membership a pragmatic arrangement or a spiritual experience?

Marisa Johnson has been serving as secretary to Friends World Committee for Consultation Europe and Middle East Section since 2008, and this has given her the opportunity of seeing many forms of Quaker worship and community building. Membership is often a central theme in becoming and maintaining community.

The article is taken from thoughts from an address that Johnson gave to Britain Yearly Meeting Gathering in 2014.

Posted in: June/July 2017: Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem, Online Features
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A Place of Stillness in Iran

A Friend finds that inward place of quiet communion while traveling through Iran.

Karie Firoozmand is a member of Stony Run Meeting in Baltimore, Md.

Posted in: Crossing Cultures, Features
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A Quietness Within: The Quiet Way as Faith and Spirituality

By Elaine Pryce. Pendle Hill Pamphlets #434, 2015. 33 pages. $7/pamphlet. For Friends who have spent decades practicing quietude, or […]

Judith Favor is a contemplative abiding at Claremont (Calif.) Meeting. Like Elaine Pryce, she knows “the quiet way has always been, at some instinctive level, indivisible from the topography of my own inner landscape.”

Posted in: April 2016 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Spiritual Nurture / Quaker Training
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A Little Book of Unknowing

By Jennifer Kavanagh. Christian Alternative Books, 2015. 57 pages. $9.95/paperback; $3.99/eBook. This very slim book’s title is about mysticism, as […]

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Early Quakers and Their Theological Thought: 1647–1723

Edited by Stephen W. Angell and Pink Dandelion. Cambridge University Press, 2015. 340 pages. $120/hardcover; $96/eBook. “An institution is the […]

Brian Drayton attends Souhegan Meeting (Allowed) in Wilton, N.H.

Posted in: February 2016, February 2016 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Among Friends, May 2012

 Transforming Need into Opportunity As I write these words, spring in Philadelphia has cast off winter’s grey robe and bathes […]

Posted in: Among Friends
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Sparks and Spaces: Lived Experience in Friends Schools

We sit in circles. God is everywhere. There are no right answers. —Kindergartner’s response to parents’ question: What is Quaker […]

Irene McHenry, a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., is executive director of Friends Council on Education.

Posted in: Features
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