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Those Other Branch Quakers

Those Other Branch Quakers

“Be careful of those ‘other branch’ Quakers.” These words were spoken to me at a recent Wednesday evening Bible study by […]

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Where Do Friends Worship?

On February 20, 2011, there was two feet of snow on the ground in Wilmington, Massachusetts. Five people, dressed like […]

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Understanding Ourselves, Respecting the Differences

Understanding Ourselves, Respecting the Differences

Quakers sometimes view conflicts between the branches of our faith as trivial. These conflicts, however, express real differences, and we should […]

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FGC, FUM types of worship

I became a Liberal unprogrammed Friend in a conservative state. The small, family‐like meeting I eventually joined was a little […]

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An Ecology of the Spirit

In meeting this past First Day, I started working on the similarities and differences between ministry and pastoral care. My […]

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What Bridges Are Made Of

A Friend wonders if it’s time to accept our differences.

Sarah Katreen Hoggatt is an author, speaker, spiritual director, and photographer. She holds a masters degree from George Fox Evangelical Seminary and was on the editorial board for the Quaker Youth Book Project. She is a member of Freedom Friends Church in Salem, Ore. Her blog is at WalkingTheSea.blogspot.com.

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Experiments in Faithfulness

In August, I traveled to Rhode Island to join Friends from New England Yearly Meeting at their annual sessions. New […]

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Business Meeting and Worship

Two recent Forum letters have expressed the view that Friends ought not to use the word “worship” to describe what […]

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The Herstory of “Oak Womyn Drumming”

“Oak Womyn Drumming” came into existence after a sequence of events with profound feminist implications. First, there was a minute […]

Brenda Armstrong Macaluso, a member of London Grove (Pa.) Meeting, is a graduate of School of the Spirit Ministry "On Being a Spiritual Nurturer," and has been doing healing work for over 30 years.

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Fidgeting in Worship

A Friend shares his process of settling into worship: “As I sit in meeting, I use prayer as a way […]

Greg Woods, a member of Columbia Friends Meeting in Missouri, has been involved in youth and young adult ministry for the past eight years. Currently he serves as the Assistant Coordinator of the Young Adult Leadership Development (YALD) Program at Pendle Hill. He graduated from Earlham College and in the fall he will start a MA program in Youth Ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary. In his free time, he enjoys traveling the world, attending demolition derbies, and telling jokes of all kinds.

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