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A Vibrant and Intergenerational Quakerism: An Interview With Angelina Conti

A Vibrant and Intergenerational Quakerism: An Interview With Angelina Conti Posted by David Kosbob on May 30, 2014 By David Kosbob I first heard of Quakers United in Publication’s Quaker Youth Book Project back in the spring of 2008 via Facebook. I wasn’t sure exactly what it was, but there was a call for submissions of writing and art by young Quakers from across the theological spectrum. As a young(ish) Friend who’s dabbled in art here and there, it caught my eye. I looked into it a little further and found that a few friends of mine were involved in...

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The Art of Faith: an Interview with J. Brent Bill

The Art of Faith: an Interview with J. Brent Bill

The Art of Faith: an Interview with J. Brent Bill Originally posted by Joe Paluck. Slightly revised September 2017. At the time of this interview, Brent was the executive vice president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations. In 2012, Brent joined FGC as coordinator of the New Meetings Project. In 2015 he became FGC's associate secretary for communications, publications, and outreach. Brent is retiring from this position at the end of October 2017. by Joe Paluck We received J. Brent Bill’s newest publication, Awaken Your Senses, at QuakerBooks a few months ago and were impressed by the engaging yet simple...

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Margaret Hope Bacon: an Interview

Margaret Hope Bacon: an Interview

Margaret Hope Bacon: an Interview Margaret Hope Bacon was an American Quaker historian,  lecturer, and author known for her biographies and publications involving Quaker women’s history and the abolitionist movement. Though Margaret passed away in 2011, QuakerBooks is glad to continue sharing Margaret's work and this interview with Friends and readers.  Posted by Angelina Conti on May 30, 2014 By Angelina Conti Margaret Hope Bacon is perhaps one of the most prominent living Quaker historians. Her books The Quiet Rebels: The Story of Quakers in America, Mothers of Feminism: Quaker Women in America, and numerous biographies of historic and 20th century Friends like...

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Book Musings

Book Musings

Dear Friend, Reading books with friends and Friends is such a joy. This month we're highlighting all sorts of ways to read books together: in First Day School and with young friends, in adult education and book clubs, and in connection with the wider world of Friends through brilliant suggestions from Friends Journal and Ellen Michaud. There's something to read for everyone.In the Light,Graham Garner and Jerimy PedersenIn This Issue:- Ellen's Review Corner- Reading List- SALE: Graham's Book Club Suggestions- Friends Journal Suggests- Support Fair Trade Artisans Ellen's Corner: Language for the Inward Landscape “To read A Language for the Inward Landscape is to be touched...

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A Lively Faith

A Lively Faith

A Lively Faith Posted by Lucy Duncan www.AFSC.org/friends on May 19, 2014 I became a Quaker within Iowa Yearly Meeting (Conservative). My mother, though a Dorothy Day Catholic, taught theater and English at Scattergood Friends School for many years when I was little and most of my babysitters were Quakers from the school – all of them were kind, playful, and loving. When I began searching for a religious community as a young adult, I remembered their bright spirits and the way they lived their faith, so finding a Quaker meeting seemed an obvious choice. When I moved to Omaha, Nebraska...

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