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Recent New and Updated Material:
World Distribution of Quakers, 2012
Statistics on Quaker membership by region and country.
Snapshots, Summer 2012
The quarterly newsletter of the School of the Spirit.
Quaker Spirituality and Addiction: A Retreat for Concerned Friends, by Rita M. Willett (PDF)
An outline and description of a retreat for Friends concerned about addiction prepared for the On Being a Spiritual Nurturer program, January 2011.
The Call (PDF)
A play by Charlotte Basham produced as a final project On Being a Spiritual Nurturer program of the School of the Spirit, May 2011.
Class Epistle, May 2011 (PDF)
Class epistle of the 2009-2011 On Being a Spiritual Nurturer program of the School of the Spirit.
Next Steps
Lu Harper reflects on steps to take after completing the On Being a Spiritual Nurturer program of the School of the Spirit.
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Quakers Force PNC Bank to End Investment in Mountaintop Removal
Earth Quakwe Action Team succeeds in getting PNC Bank to stop financing mountaintop removal coal extraction.
EQAT Blog, March 2, 2015
Quaker headquarters under pressure over treatment of junior staff
Some unionized employees working at Friends House, the headquarters building of the Society of Friends (Quakers) in Great Britain, allege they have lost their jobs due to being outspoken.
Ekklesia, January 15, 2015
Frankie Meyer: Website adds millions of Quaker records has released 11.5 million digitized records of the Religious Society of Friends.
The Joplin Globe, December 21, 2014
College Loses 'Giant' with Death of Roy Joe Stuckey
Roy Joe Stuckey, the founder of Wilmington College's Agriculture program who went on to serve in faculty, administration, and Trustee roles at the College, died at 87.
Wilmington College, November 17, 2014
Quakers highlight dissent, courage and conscience in WW1 centenary exhibition
Quakers in Sydney, Australia plan exhibition marking war resistance during World War I.
press release, August 22, 2014
Charles K. Brown III, teacher and Quaker leader
Charley Brown, who lived out his Quaker faith in many ways, including as a World War II CO, an educator and in leadership among Quakers, died at 97.
The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 11, 2014
Louise Brown Wilson (1921 - 2014)
Louise Brown Wilson, founder of Virginia Beach Friends Meeting and Virginia Beach Friends School, has died.
The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Virginia), June 29, 2014
Sidwell Friends School (where Obama girls attend) is getting new head
Sidwell Friends School chooses Bryan K. Garman as its new Head.
The Washington Post, May 10, 2014
Second Lady Jill Biden presents awards to Friends educators
At a gathering commemorating 325 years of Quaker education in America, Jill Biden presented an award to Friends educators Kwesi and Melissa Koomson for their work in education in Ghana.
Chestnut Hill Local, May 6, 2014
Jeri Rowe: ‘New Gardeners’ send off longtime leader with laughter
David Bills retires after 42 years as pastor of New Garden (North Carolina) Friends Church.
News & Record, May 4, 2014
Guilford College Board of Trustees to Choose First Female President In Its History
Guilford College, Greensboro, North Carolina, selects Jane Fernandes as its next President.
HuffPost Religion, April 24, 2014
Built on Faith: The Monte Verde Timber Frame Meetinghouse, 2013
Monteverde Friends Meeting (Costa Rica) builds a new school and meetinghouse with largely volunteer labor.
Friends Journal, March 31, 2014
Newton Garver, Universty at Buffalo professor, peace activist
Newton Garver, Quaker activist and founder of the Bolivian Quaker Education Fund, dies at 85.
The Buffalo News, February 20, 2014
For mathematician and teacher Zoltan Dienes, the play was the thing
Noted mathematician and teacher Zoltan Dienes, who also was an active Quaker, dies at 97.
The Globe and Mail, February 4, 2014
Brown helped open Milwaukee's first Quaker meeting house
Longtime Quaker peace and social justice activist Bill Brown dies at 91.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, January 23, 2014

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A Living Faith: An Historical and Comparative Study of Quaker Beliefs
Cover imageWilmer Cooper, founding Dean of Earlham School of Religion, provides an historical look at the beliefs of Friends (Quakers). Includes study questions.
Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home
Cover imageRichard J. Foster. Describes 21 types of Christian prayer. Harper San Francisco, 1992. 288 pages.
Journal of George Fox
Cover imageThe auto- biography of the founder of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).
Celebration of Discipline
Cover image20th Anniversary Edition of Richard J. Foster's million- selling work on Christian spiritual disciplines.
Imagination & Spirit: A Contemporary Quaker Reader
Cover imageA selection of excerpts from 15 contemporary Quaker authors who reached the mainstream market. See review.

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The Peaceable Kingdom
by Edward Hicks
29 in. x 23 in.

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