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Between Friends

By Katie Terrell Wonsik, Communications Editor Four years ago I called together a clearness committee as part of an assignment for my discernment class at the Earlham School of Religion. What was God calling me to? What would I do with a Master of Divinity if I were to complete my studies at ESR? Was FUM where God wanted me…

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Six Easy Steps to Revitalization

By J. Brent Bill The Google Alerts headline read: “£500,000 in a week to save Quakers.” I’m no foreign exchange rate whiz, but by what I know about the British pound and the American dollar, I figured that meant around $800,000. I emailed the headline to a Friend, followed by the comment, “That much money would go a long way…

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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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Out of My Mind

By Colin Saxton, General Secretary In 2003, one of the last Youth Quake gatherings was held in the mountains of Colorado. A nasty flu bug ravaged the crowd of young Friends gathered that week. Along with the sickness, weather at the camp, 7,500 feet above sea level, was bitterly cold — the brutal wind-chill registering a bone-numbing negative 30 degrees…

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Reason to Celebrate! RFS Named an IB World School

By Mohammad Habbas, Math Teacher and MYP Coordinator Previously when seventh grade English students were assigned Romeo and Juliet, accompanying classroom activities were limited to reading and interpreting the complex Shakespearean text. To most students, this was an arduous task that left them bored and unengaged. Collaboration between the English, Art and Technology departments has made the classroom a much more…

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