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Quaker Life – May/June 2013

Unity Hope does not deny that evil and ugliness exist. Rather, hope says that there is an even greater power that overcomes this corruption, and that power is my choice today. The responsibility of my choice is to behave in a manner that lives the entire message. When I choose hope in the Easter message, it is my responsibility to…

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Out of My Mind – May/June 2013

By Colin Saxton – General Secretary Much as I love the testimonies that begin to describe the Quaker experience, I think the most compelling attribute I appreciate about Friends is our sense of hope. At least when we are at our best, hope permeates our work and witness. Just as his life was about to circle the drain one last…

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Spreading the Word – May/June 2013

By Micah Bales – Web & Communications Specialist I still remember when I discovered as a small child that the world would lie to me, using my hoping, yearning heart as bait to sell me a product. Burger King aired a television commercial with cartoons that convinced me that the toy in their kid’s meal would be nothing short of…

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FUM News in Brief – May/June 2013

Friends United Meeting Announces New Global Ministries Director Current FUM Field Staff member, Eden Grace, will soon be serving as the FUM Global Ministries Director. Along with her ministry experience and service abroad, Eden possesses a deep love for Jesus and a relentless conviction that Christ seeks to use FUM to both proclaim and demonstrate the good news to the…

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Making a Difference with Hope

By Noell Krughoff – FUM representative to FCNL Faith — Hope — Love. According to the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 13, these are the “big three”. Faith and love are terms that call us to do concrete things. A simple definition of faith is, “belief in God and his goodness.” Love is the action component, giving us tangible ways…

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Book Reviews – May/June 2013

Iran and Israel: Wars and Rumors of Wars By Mark Hitchcock Harvest House Publishers, 2013, 224 pp., $13.99 Should Israel make a pre-emptive attack on Iran due to Iran’s determined and rapid progress toward achieving a nuclear weapon? Oklahoma City area scholar, pastor and lawyer Mark Hitchcock believes it would be justified. He bases his opinion on the remarks by…

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Passages: Quaker Obituaries – May/June 2013

MOTT Jeremy Hardin Mott, 66, died of an intestinal hemorrhage on September 2, 2012 in Roanoke, Virginia. Jeremy was born on December 3, 1945 in New York City to Kathryn Hardin Mott and John Colman Mott. He was the eldest, with three younger sisters. When Jeremy was still a baby, his parents joined Ridgewood Friends Meeting as convinced Friends and…

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Reasons for Hope

By John Punshon If you were to ask me about what I hope for, I guess I would give you a fairly random set of answers. I hope to see my grandchildren graduate. I hope to visit Hamburg once more before I die. I hope the weather improves before I go on holiday. I hope a cure for Alzheimer’s is…

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Meanderings and Musings – May/June 2013

By Annie Glen – Communications Editor I am writing this article the day after Easter. I love Easter. Its message is full of hope. The power of resurrected life overcame death, and that power is offered to us. Wow! Yet, as a friend reflected in his sermon yesterday, “What difference does the resurrection make in your life here and now?”…

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How can one live in the face of evil?

By John Muhanji This is a difficult question, yet I see evidence of hope living in the midst of evil quite a bit in Kenya. Africa has had a long history of leaders that demonstrate little regard for human life and the sanctity of life. It seems their respect for the people they serve is held with as much regard…

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