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Sit Down, Thee’s Rockin’ the Boat

An attender has been speaking in meeting for ten minutes. He reaches in his pocket, pulls out a newspaper article, […]

Robert A. Callard is a member of Charleston (W.Va.) Meeting. A Foreign Service officer for 20 years, during his postings he has attended the worship group in Lima, Peru; Wellington (New Zealand/Aoteoroa) and Toronto (Ont., Canada) Meetings; Friends Meeting at Cambridge (Mass.); and, currently, Friends Meeting in Washington (D.C.).

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War on Whom?

We live in troubling times.

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Sisters‐in‐Detention: Notes from behind the Walls

I have been detained for almost two years in a county prison, awaiting my trial. There are many reasons for […]

Robyn Maloney-George is an Episcopalian whose sons attend Frankford Friends School in Philadelphia. A wife and mother of three who ran a family daycare program, she was charged with first-degree murder in 2000 in the death of a two-year-old foster child in her care, Markia Lockman. The girl apparently suffered a fatal seizure, which the prosecution argued was caused by a beating. The defense testified that the girl's injuries could have resulted from efforts to save her life. Threatened with the death penalty, the author spent two years in prison before her acquittal on May 9, 2002. This article was written while she was incarcerated.

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Mercy Denied, Mercy Shown

It all started with a letter—an invitation from the Respect for Life Committee of St. Dismas Parish, within the Delaware […]

Sally Milbury-Steen, a member of Newark (Del.) Meeting, is the executive director of Pacem in Terris in Wilmington, Del. and a co-founder of DE Citizens Opposed to the Death Penalty.

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A Tribute to Millicent Carey McIntosh

Let us celebrate the life of an important Quaker educator, Millicent Carey McIntosh, who died on January 3, 2001, at […]

Jane C. Kronick , a member of Haverford (Pa.) Meeting, graduated from Barnard College ('53) and earned a Ph.D. from Yale in Sociology. She is emeritus professor of Comparative Social Policy at Bryn Mawr College. Among her publications, she is co-author of Assault on Equality: A Critique of the Bell Curve.

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Learning from Sarah Douglass

In 1833, Sarah Mapps Douglass, an African American educator, moved from her home in Philadelphia to New York City to […]

Margaret Hope Bacon is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting. She has recently published Love Is the Hardest Lesson: A Memoir. ©2002 Margaret Hope Bacon

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A Quaker Feminist’s Perspective on Transsexual Concerns

From the January 2002 issue of Friends Journal What moves me, a biological woman who is happy with my lot, […]

Rose Ketterer, a member of Haddonfield (N.J.) Meeting, is active in Quaker Lesbian Conference.

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Emily Greene Balch, Pioneering Peacemaker

Emily Greene Balch, along with her friend and inspiration, Jane Addams, was one of two women with Quaker connections to […]

Margery Post Abbott is a member of Multnomah Meeting in Portland, Oregon. She is the author of A Certain Kind of Perfection and various articles and pamphlets. © 2000 Margery Post Abbott

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Looking at the Stars: Two Quaker Women Astronomers

Each summer when I was a little girl, my grand-mother’s cousin, Marjorie Williams, and her father would visit our family. […]

Marjorie Pickett Xavier is a Friend who grew up in Indiana and graduated from Earlham College. She lives in Hayward, California, and works for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in San Francisco.

Posted in: April 2001, Features
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Heron Reflections

On the road home from the wedding of Muriel Bishop and Douglas Summers, reunited after many years apart, a beautiful, […]

Caroline Balderston Parry, a member of Ottawa (Ont.) Meeting, is seeking a publisher for a book-length collection of Heron Reflections.

Posted in: Features, March 2001
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