Author(s): Howard E. Collier

[The] springs of positive health and the roots of preventative medicine are deeply buried in the life of the spirit and of religion. . . Therefore, the doctor must say to everyone that positive health requires the coordinated and balanced culture of the body, mind, and spirit.

Howard E. Collier (1952)


Author(s): Sue Friday
American Quaker Romances
written by Carolina Fernández Rodríguez
reviewed by Sue Friday

The scholarly study American Quaker Romances: Building the Myth of the White Christian Nation examines a relatively small subgenre of novels characterized as American Christian historical romances. The thirty-nine novels included in this book met the criteria of... Read more.

Author(s): Mary Klein
Author(s): Mary Klein
Author(s): Mary Klein
Author(s): Pacific Yearly Meeting

Pacific Yearly Meeting Epistle: July 21-26, 2023

Loving greetings to Friends everywhere from Pacific Yearly Meeting’s annual session. We met July 21-26, 2023, at Mount Madonna Center, in what is now known as Watsonville, California, the ancestral homeland of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band. Thanks to capable technical help, we joyfully saw and heard Friends on screens in meeting rooms. Attenders came from Mexico and Guatemala, California, Nevada, Hawaii, and several... Read more.

Author(s): North Pacific Yearly Meeting

North Pacific Yearly Meeting Epistle: July 8-11, 2023

To Friends Everywhere: Friends of North Pacific Yearly Meeting gathered for the 51st Annual Session on July 8 through July 11, 2023, on the campus of Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Oregon, and on Zoom. NPYM includes Friends from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. In this session, most Friends were attending in person (using masks and honoring other COVID precautions). While attendance in... Read more.

Author(s): Intermountain Yearly Meeting

Intermountain Yearly Meeting Epistle: June 21-25, 2023

To Friends Everywhere: We send greetings from Intermountain Yearly Meeting at Fort Lewis College in southwestern Colorado. Here, on a mesa above the Animas River Valley, near the southern edge of the San Juan Mountains, we were greeted with cool clear mornings and abundant sun. We welcomed the sun, as we welcomed one another, celebrating the warmth that we feel in our fellowship here. We experience this... Read more.

Author(s): Friends for Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer Concerns

FLGBTQC Epistle: February 16-20, 2023

To all Friends everywhere: Members of Friends for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Concerns gathered online for our Midwinter Gathering from Friday, February 17th, through Monday, February 20th, 2023. More than 150 people registered from all over North America and from Honduras, Australia, Sweden, Costa Rica, and England. Some Friends were attending their first FLGBTQC gathering; some had been involved for 40 years... Read more.

Author(s): Leann Williams

This article is excerpted from an address to the 2023 Annual Sessions of Sierra Cascades Yearly Meeting of Friends. The original is published at:

We, Sierra Cascades Yearly Meeting of Friends, are a pretty motley crew. We come together with diverse backgrounds, diverse belief systems, and... Read more.


Subscribe to Articles