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Parenting and ‘Childing’

When we say “Our Father who art in heaven,” we involve the image of parenting, an image that unites us […]

William Morris, a retired reading instructor and professor of Education, is a member of Sacramento (Calif.) Meeting and attends Reno (Nev.) Meeting.

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The Quaker sweat lodge: a response

The Quaker sweat lodge has been a very powerful and transformative experience for many young Friends. Indeed, there are a […]

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Middle School Friends Workcamp

Last September, my 13‐year‐old daughter and I participated in the Middle School Friends Workcamp, run by Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and […]

Carmen Berelson, a member of Doylestown (Pa.) Meeting, is a legal and financial translator, who mostly works from English into German, and some French into German.

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The ‘Quaker sweat’ is an important rite of passage

I read with concern the letters in the December 2005 Forum regarding the Quaker sweat lodge and Friends General Conference. […]

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A Narrow Escape

I think this excerpt from the Autobiography of Benjamin Hallowell (Philadelphia: Friends Book Association, 1883) makes an interesting story for […]

Grete S. Carpenter is a member of Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) Meeting.

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No One Will Ever Know It

It was June 1935, and the Great Depression had settled over our middle‐Indiana town like the heat and humidity in […]

Henry Swain is a member of Bloomington (Ind.) Meeting. This short memoir appeared in his book, Leaves for the Raking, self-published in 2002 and revised in 2005. He writes: "Many of the stories in the book reflect my growing up in rural Fall Creek Meeting near Pendleton, Ind. Other essays have come from meditations inspired by my 12-year association with Bloomington Meeting. This book is an expression of how a lifelong pacifist struggles to maintain his values in a world that is often uncomfortable and hostile to them and to him."

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