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Dead Reckoning

By Randy Quate In the days of seafaring, long before today’s technology, the captains of ships that sailed the world were able to navigate the unpredictable and sometimes vicious sea with no radar, satellites or radios. These men could chart a course and find their way to a chosen port anywhere in the world. How did they do this? They…

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Transforming Service, Living Faith

By Christina Repoley Imagine with me at a time in the not-so-distant future when a young Quaker is graduating from college and discerning what to do with her life. She knows she wants to make an impact in the world, and she knows she wants to seek opportunities to be transformed herself. Imagine that she knows many others who have…

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Committed to God’s Service

By Sammy Akifuma Earlier this year, I called Eden Grace of FUM Africa Ministries and asked her to give me the local currency equivalent of U.S. dollars to facilitate a shipment of 30 pounds of books to Belize Friends School. The request surprised her. She wondered what prompted me to think of sending that donation and if I even knew…

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When Jesus Asks for One Thing More

By William H. Mueller “[Jesus] was setting out on a journey when a man ran up, knelt before him and put this question to him, ‘Good master, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: You shall not kill;…

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Green Buildings: One Way to Let Our Lives Speak

By Bergin Parks In the late 1990s, the building that housed all the efforts and activities of the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) was literally falling apart. “There were filing cabinets lining a hallway upstairs,” recalls previous Executive Secretary Joe Volk, “and the drawers of those filing cabinets would open inward toward the center of the hallway as the…

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The Ministry of Quaker Publications

By Emma Condori-Mamani Quaker Life intern, Emma Condori Mamani, interviewed former FUM General Secretary Sylvia Graves, current FUM General Secretary Colin Saxton, Western Friend Editor Kathy Hyzy and Friends JournalExecutive Director Gabriel Ehri about the unique role Quaker publications have in revitalizing the Quaker message. — Quaker Life magazine recently celebrated 50 years in publication with a commemorative issue that included background information on how Quaker…

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FUM Devotions 4 May – 10 May 2012

If there is to be peace in the world, There must be peace in the nations. If there is to be peace in the nations, There must be peace in the cities. If there is to be peace in the cities, There must be peace between neighbors. If there is to be peace between neighbors, There must be peace in…

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May 2012 FUM Ministry of the Month — Africa Ministries Office

In 2004, Eden Grace, her husband, James,  and their two boys, Isaiah and Jesse, arrived in  Kenya to join with John Muhanji, a Kenyan  Friend, in establishing the Africa Ministries  Office of Friends United Meeting. Later Judith  Ngoya was hired to make up this staff of three. Since the opening of the office in 2005, there  has been a great…

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FUM Welcome Center

On September 15, 2007, FUM dedicated the space once used as Quaker Hill Bookstore as the new FUM Welcome Center. The Welcome Center contains Quaker books and resources for F/friends to stop by and make use of during business hours (M-F 8:30-5). Tables and chairs to comfortably accommodate 50 people make this a great space to rent for reunions, church…

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Richmond Declaration of Faith

Issued by the Richmond Conference in 1887 Of God The Lord Jesus Christ The Holy Spirit The Holy Scriptures Man’s Creation and Fall Justification and Sanctification The Resurrection and Final JudgmentBaptism The Supper of the Lord Public Worship Prayer and Praise Liberty of Conscience in Its Relationship to Civil Government Marriage Peace Oaths The First Day of the Week (N.B….

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