Sara Keeney

Quakers and Conflict

In your Quaker meeting, you may have experienced events similar to these: a Friend doesn’t want to be on a committee with another Friend due to a past conflict; two Friends complain about a third party, whom they find to be impossible (yes, it does happen); a Friend speaks up in business meeting about a conflict that is going on, and no one responds or takes any follow-up action.

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Calls to the Annual Sessions 2016 – Abridged

Nurturing Spiritual Gifts and Ministry in our Meetings
Intermountain Yearly Meeting
June 5 - 12, 2016; Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM

[Full text of this call at: Call to IMYM 2016.]

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Irish Hospitality

In the fall of 2015, my long-time friend Helen was about to move away from her family farm in Northern Ireland, where she had lived near her brothers for the previous seven years. My husband Tom and I decided to join her there and to visit some of the Quaker heritage sites that she had often described remembering from her childhood.

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