Author(s): Britain Yearly Meeting

If pressure is brought upon you to lower your standard of integrity, are you prepared to resist it? Our responsibilities to God and our neighbor may involve us in taking unpopular stands. Do not let the desire to be sociable, or the fear of seeming peculiar, determine your decisions.

Britain Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (2013)

Author(s): Mary Klein
Author(s): Bob Fisher

On Sunday morning, August 4th, 2019, Susan Wilson and I left our home in Central Vermont.  We had filled a twenty-foot rental truck with our possessions, hitched our car to the back of the truck, and started driving toward California. We were leaving behind our beloved friends and family, our lovely home, and the magic of the Green Mountains.

Anxious voices in my head complained as I maneuvered that unwieldy truck – and its several tons of momentum – down our steep road: “What... Read more.

Author(s): Shannon Fagen
Author(s): Mary Klein
Author(s): Nate Secrest

Dear Friends:

Leaves are falling, apples are ripening, the days are getting shorter. That can only mean one thing: New Years Gathering is just around the corner!

This is an annual Quaker gathering to welcome the new year with worship and community. The Gathering lasts five nights and alternates between being held in Northern California and Southern Oregon.

Western Young Friends was founded in 1975 by young people from Pacific and North Pacific Yearly Meetings. While... Read more.

Author(s): Alan Kamas

Dear Friends:

Your Friends Committee on National Legislation has two internship programs for young adults and both are now taking applications for 2020.

The FCNL Summer Internship is an ideal experience for people ages 18-23, but some older participants have found it to be meaningful as well. The work is in FCNL’s office in Washington, DC, throughout June and July. These are paid internships to advance FCNL’s witness for peace on Capitol Hill.

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Author(s): Lisa Gonzalez

Dear Editor:

I manage a website that focuses on senior citizen safety (, and I’ve noticed that many elders don’t have the information they need to stay safe when a natural disaster strikes. Of course, storm/weather safety is an important topic for people of all ages, and it’s important that everyone has the information they need to stay prepared.

With that in mind, I encourage your readers to visit the following websites, which provide natural-disaster safety... Read more.

Author(s): Susan Garfinkel, John Anderies

Dear Friends:

The Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists (CQHA) will hold its 23rd biennial conference at Earlham College on June 12-14, 2020.

We invite proposals for presentations on any aspect of Quaker history, across all time periods and locations. This year we encourage proposals on the following topics: Challenges of diversity, equity, or inclusion in Quakerism; (Re)assessments of Quakerism and Quaker historiography.

In addition to individual paper... Read more.

Author(s): Michele Shields

As a hospital chaplain, I met Mrs. Corrigan in an office adjacent to her oncologist’s office. She had just been talking with him about her terminal illness and about non-curative, comfort-care plans. Mrs. Corrigan was facing the end of her life from a metastatic form of cancer. As a patient now living at home, she had previously undergone many surgeries, radiation treatments, and chemotherapy. She had indicated that she wanted to see a chaplain for a series of spiritual care visits.

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