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Filling a Toolkit

Arriving Earlham School of Religion (ESR) and I were both born in the autumn of 1960. We intersected in our […]

Della Stanley-Green is a member of Plainfield (Ind.) Meeting and is recorded as a minister of the Gospel in Western Yearly Meeting. She is executive director of Indiana Network for Higher Education Ministries.

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A Tribute to the Gathering — And to My Father

Nine years ago, my father and I drove from our home in Philadelphia to the 2000 Friends General Conference Gathering […]

Carl Sigmond, a member of Germantown Monthly Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., is a first-year student at Haverford College. This past summer he interned at Friends Journal. He can be reached through his website, http://www.carlsigmond.com.

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On Teaching Religion in High School

Over the past few decades, education has become increasingly specialized. With an influx of pre‐professional programs at the collegiate level […]

Jeff Baird, a member of Westtown (Pa.) Meeting, is a sophomore at Connecticut College, where he writes for the student newspaper The College Voice.

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My Journey among Friends

I found the Religious Society of Friends when I was in middle school. An unpopular, misunderstood, “sensitive” child, I didn’t […]

Kevin-Douglas G. Olive is a member of Baltimore (Md.) Meeting-Homewood, and attends Seton Hill Worship Group in Baltimore. A French teacher, he is a member of Friends General Conference's Advancement and Outreach Committee.

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Teaching Peace/Making Peacemakers

Soft is stronger than hard, water than rock, love than violence. —Hermann Hesse In April 16, 2007, my friend Roger’s […]

Tom Dwyer, a member of Abington (Pa.) Meeting, taught high school English for 35 years.

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Providing a Warm Welcome

My husband, Adam, and I were blessed to serve as co‐directors of Powell House, New York Yearly Meeting’s retreat and […]

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Vibrant Meetings Grow the Religious Society of Friends

In 2007, Friends World Committee for Consultation reported 35,413 unprogrammed Friends, about one‐tenth of 1 percent of the U.S. population. […]

Lynn Fitz-Hugh is a member of Eastside Meeting in Bellevue, Wash. She is also a therapist and a mother. She is part of Friends General Conference's Traveling Ministry Program.

Posted in: 2008, Features, May 2008
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Young Families and Quakerism: Will the Center Hold?

Recently I was invited to help plan an adult religious education session at a meeting that expressed interest in revitalizing […]

Tom Hoopes is a member of Valley Meeting near Valley Forge, Pa. After ten years on the staff of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting as director of education, he begins teaching Quakerism and world religions at George School this fall.

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Camp Woodbrooke: Taking Risks, Meeting Challenges

In December 2005 a dozen people met around a table in the basement of the Madison (Wis.) Meetinghouse to decide […]

Jacqueline Jaeger Houtman is a member and treasurer of Madison (Wis.) Meeting. Her two children have attended Camp Woodbrooke, and her husband, Carl Houtman, serves on its board of directors.

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My Very Special Place

I can picture sitting on my bed at Camp Woodbrooke, the best camp in the world! I smelled flowers along […]

Ellie Greenler is a member of Madison (Wis.) Meeting. Now 13 years old, she wrote this essay when she was 10.

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