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A Gathered People

Our introduction to the May 2020 issue.

Gabriel Ehri is Executive Director. [email protected].

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The Creation of Adam (fragment, altered), part 
of the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling, painted c. 1508–1512,  Michelangelo.

Communing Together Virtually

An opportunity to make Quaker communion more accessible.

Greg Woods (he/him) is a lifelong Quaker who currently serves as the youth ministries and education coordinator at Friends Meeting at Cambridge (Mass.). Greg resides with his wife, daughter, and their cat in the Allston neighborhood of Boston, Mass.

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Stronger Together

From his pink cheeks and the way he walked with his head down, I could tell he was ashamed of […]

Coco Campbell (she/her), Grade 6, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.

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Teaching Tech to Seniors

In seventh and eighth grade, while attending Newtown Friends School (NFS), I clerked the Tech Team, a student‐run committee charged […]

Ankita Achanta (she/her), Grade 9, George School in Newtown, Pa.

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The Spectrum of Equality

The first time I was aware of someone using the word “gay” as an insult was in sixth grade. Though […]

Aria Gratson (she/her), Grade 9, Abington Friends School in Jenkintown, Pa.

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Food Insecurity in Philadelphia

Every Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., I make 50 bagged lunches for homeless people in Kensington, a neighborhood in […]

Noa Phillips (they/them), Grade 9, Abington Friends School in Jenkintown, Pa.

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SVP_CharlieKerry

Learning to Help the Homeless

Walking down the streets in downtown D.C., I saw homeless people everywhere: on the sides of the street, outside churches, […]

Charlie Kerry (he/him), Grade 6, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.

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SVP_WhitneyWilliams

Food Waste in North Carolina

My brother is a picky eater, so at times whole meals go to waste. I also see people throwing away […]

Whitney Williams (she/her), Grade 7, Carolina Friends School in Durham, N.C.

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Saving the Park

I woke up and immediately knew what I wanted to do. It was a warm sunny day in May, a […]

Gobind Gosal (he/him), Grade 6, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.

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Both Student and Steward

I used to dismiss the idea of being “a good steward” or being “the responsible one.” No one else was […]

Camille MacKenzie (she/her), Grade 9, Abington Friends School in Jenkintown, Pa.

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