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Author(s): Mary Klein

We are bags full of muscle and bone. And although we can see the leather of the bags, we can only guess at the contents, the memories and desires that propel any life, including our own.

We act from mixtures of habit and intention. And although it’s never too late to break a bad habit, it requires some focused effort. The patterns and examples that we see in others’ lives can encourage us to change.

This summer, a Friend expressed some frustration to me that our Quaker... Read more.

Author(s): Julie Harlow

On February 24 this year, Russia invaded Ukraine. For now, I ask you to set aside all history and politics. I ask you to step back with me to that moment when I realized in terror that terror had just filled a country I had visited many times, where I had friends, where there was a Quaker meeting and facilitators for the Alternatives to Violence Project. The invasion couldn’t be happening . . . but it was.

Still in that state of disbelief, I heard my phone ring.... Read more.

Author(s): Nina Joy Lawrence

What stays essential and what needs to change in the Religious Society of Friends? I remember thinking when I was a teen that many older Friends seemed to have lost the ability to listen. Fortunately, older Friends in my own local meeting believed in us young Friends.

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Author(s): Shelley Tanenbaum
Dancing with History
written by George Lakey
reviewed by Shelley Tanenbaum


The title of this book beautifully describes George Lakey’s preferred way to engage with the world: Dancing with History. I thoroughly enjoyed this memoir about Lakey’s roots and his path over eighty-four years.

Two questions are central to Lakey’s life: How shall we act... Read more.

Author(s): David Nachman
The Life and Religious Labors of Lloyd Lee Wilson
written by Lloyd Lee Wilson
reviewed by David Nachman


To be precise, the title of this book is: Memoir of the Life and Religious Labors of Lloyd Lee Wilson, a Minister of the Gospel of the Religious Society of Friends, Particularly of North Carolina Yearly Meeting (Conservative), to describe the workings of... Read more.

Author(s): George Fox

And know the life of God in one another, and the power of God in one another . . . Mind that which is eternal, which gathers your hearts together up to the Lord, and lets you see that ye are written in one another’s hearts; meet together everywhere.

– George Fox (1653)

Author(s): Mary Klein
Author(s): Mary Klein
Author(s): Mary Klein
Author(s): Young Adult Friends of North Pacific Yearly Meeting

During this Annual Session of North Pacific Yearly Meeting, we have reflected on the many aspects of Quakerism which have led us to this intentional community. Young Adult Friends are led here out of gratitude for the many intangible gifts Friends offer. We are drawn to this non-authoritative community because we value equality in action. We feel grateful for intergenerational community . . . Out of care for this community and its future, we feel led to express our concerns about the way the... Read more.

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