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Molly Wingate

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Two Quakers Living with the Military We are two Quaker women who raised our families in towns dominated by the U.S. military. Rather than shun the military and look away, we have lived our witness amidst strong military presences. One thing about being in a military town is that you can’t look away from how big a machine the military is. Each of us found that it was hard to raise a Quaker family in a community with a tiny Quaker presence and a huge military presence. It was hard for our children to find peer support with so few Friends in town. [pullquote]The military has certainly created plenty of occasions for us to talk about our testimonies and our practices in the face of headwinds.[/pullquote] Both of us have found that our situations have actually helped strengthen our faith, since we often have to live our witness when sustained by faith alone.

Issue: On Place (May 2022)

Poetry Heals “Way has opened” countless times over the past five years, as I followed a calling to create a nonprofit organization called Poetry Heals.

Issue: On Art (March 2020)

Calls to the Annual Sessions 2018 - Abridged Intermountain Yearly Meeting 2018 -- Full text.

Issue: On Music (March 2018)

Snowflakes “I don’t want to think about that stuff and I’m not going to write about it either.” John grabbed his backpack and stalked out the door.  I had pushed too hard. It had happened in a moment, and he was gone.

Issue: On Insight (March 2017)

Slow, Simple, Not Easy Parenting summons the best in a person; it also sometimes triggers, well . . . less than the best. When I brought together my Quaker faith with my aspirations for parenting, I found “a way” to be a parent, especially as my children became teenagers. With my friend Marti Woodward, I coauthored a book, Slow Parenting Teens [reviewed on page 10], and I now conduct trainings on this approach.

Issue: On Family (September 2014)

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