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God (or Not) among Quakers [This article was excerpted from a more detailed original, which is published online at: https://westernfriend.org/media/concepts-god-or-not]

On Conflict (January 2023)

Bittersweet Wisdom We all have something to say about loss, because all of us have experienced it – yearning for what used to be, but is no more. And perhaps, as our years pass, we wrestle with the issue of loss even more, having chewed some of the gristle of life, as it were, not just the low-hanging fruit.

On Loss (May 2023)

Faith Like a River

Prayer is conversation, not a monologue.

On Prayer (March 2024)

Feeding People in Gaza

I began my work in the Middle East in 1990 with a New York Times op-ed, “Small Lights in the Darkness.”

On Division (January 2024)

A Pocketful of Seeds

I was born,

in Winter,

with a pocketful of seeds,

beans and basil,

onions and peas.

On Seeds (November 2023)

A Quaker Rosary

My father describes himself as “ethnically Catholic” and on every official document lists his religion as “COSMIC.”

On Seeds (November 2023)