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Reading Qf&p 16 & 22: uses of the Big Red Book

Chapter 16, on Quaker marriage procedure, and Chapter 22, on Close relationships, are classic examples of a divide often – although perhaps not always usefully – drawn between parts of  474 more words

Believe in UFOs? You're round the bend!

Not so long ago, an acquaintance and I happened to be joking about superstitions, when out of the blue the following conversation arose.

HIM: Do you believe in UFOs? 517 more words


Elizabeth Fry: Evangelical Prison Reformer

Elizabeth Fry. “Angel” of Prisons, protector of human rights: Fry was concerned with the welfare of Prisoners and the poor, establishing herself as a Prison Reformer and advocate for the homeless. 688 more words


Afterwords - survey open

Do you go to a Quaker Meeting? If you do, whether or not your meeting uses ‘afterwords’ or anything similar, I’d like to hear from you in… 94 more words

Now In Print

Approved! A Story About Quaker Meeting for Business

By Nancy L. Haines, illustrated by Anne E. G. Nydam

Approved! A Story About Quaker Meeting for Business… 229 more words

Decision Making

Quaking All Over

This time last week, I was immersed in silence at the Friends Meeting House in Darlington, thinking about compassion. I’m sure that if I were a Christian I would have found my way to the silent worship of Quakerism by now, it appeals to something very deep in me, probably the same thing that has been sending me off to Buddhist retreats for the last eight years. 310 more words


Are Young Adult Friends Ready to Lead?

In March, I gave a talk via Skype to the Midwest Interbranch Young Adult Friends Gathering on the future of Quakers and the need for Young Adult Friends to take leadership.   1,836 more words