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Meet Rebecca Hamilton‐Levi, the new producer of QuakerSpeak

Rebecca joined the Friends Publishing team in December 2019, and will be taking on the duties of producing the QuakerSpeak [
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Gail Whiffen is associate editor of Friends Journal. 

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Drugs and the Practice of Spiritual Discernment

When can drugs bring us closer to God?

Joe McHugh lives in Minnesota, writes frequently for a variety of publications, and his book, Startled by God: Wisdom from Unexpected Places, was published in 2013. He has served in interim leadership positions at Friends School of Minnesota and Carolina Friends School.

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Supporting Recovery among Friends

What keeps us from helping fellow Friends with drug addictions?

Johanna Jackson is a young adult Friend, and a member of State College (Pa.) Meeting. She is a recent graduate of the School of the Spirit's "On Being a Spiritual Nurturer" program, class of 2019. She can be reached at [email protected].

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Forum, January 2020

Letters from our readers.

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The Marriage of William Penn and Hannah Callowhill, 1696. Ernest Board (1877–1934). @ https://commons.wikimedia.org.

A Call to Work Outside Our Circles

A Friend responds to the New York Times opinion column on Quakers and pronouns.

C. Wess Daniels lives in Greensboro, N.C.

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NYYM fall sessions at Powell House. Photos © Sarah Way/INYYM.

New York Yearly Meeting adopts yearly meeting membership

  New York Yearly Meeting (NYYM) approved “at large membership” (membership through the yearly meeting instead of through a local [
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FWCC secretary to lead world ecumenical organization

  Gretchen Castle was named the next chair of the Conference of Secretaries of Christian World Communions at its meeting [
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The Winding Path of Transformation: Finding Yourself Between Glory and Humility

By Jeffrey Tacklind. InterVarsity Press, 2019. 192 pages. $17/paperback; $16.99/eBook.

Ken Jacobsen and his wife, Katharine, until her death in 2017, served as teachers and co-directors in various Quaker communities such as Olney Friends School and Pendle Hill. Ken has taught theology and healing at Chicago Theological Seminary and has led retreats on Jesus’s teachings. He keeps his home in Wisconsin as a poustinia, a prayer house for travelers.

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The Point of Arrival

By Carrie Newcomer. Available Light Records, 2019. 11 tracks. $12.99/CD; $9.99/MP3 album.

Patricia Morrison attends South Mountain Meeting in Ashland, Ore. (North Pacific Yearly Meeting). She is a writer and coach who works with artists, writers, musicians, and wellness professionals to help them make a living, make a life, and make a difference. She also helps run a farm animal sanctuary. More at linktr.ee/patriciamorrison.

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The Tao of Trauma: A Practitioner’s Guide for Integrating Five Element Theory and Trauma Treatment

By Alaine D. Duncan with Kathy L. Kain. North Atlantic Books, 2019. 352 pages. $21.95/paperback; $14.99/eBook.

Karie Firoozmand is the Book Review Editor.

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