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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)
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Class Epistle, May 2011 (PDF)
Class epistle of the 2009-2011 On Being a Spiritual Nurturer program of the School of the Spirit.
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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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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
Quaker’s anti-war beliefs land him in jail
Quaker Joseph Olejak goes to jail for refusing to pay war taxes.
Register-Star, December 21, 2013
Local Quakers celebrate 20 years in Chauncey meeting house
Athens (Ohio) Friends to celebrate 20 years with their own meeting house.
The Athens News, November 20, 2013
Quakers Build a Bridge of Friendship: Hanover Society Plans February Visit to Sister Church in Cuba
Hanover (New Hampshire) Friends raise money for a visit to their sister Friends Church in Havana, Cuba.
Valley News, October 27, 2013
Quakers act quickly to ditch shares in fossil fuels
Britain Yearly Meeting of Friends decides to sell all shares in fossil fuel companies.
Ekklesia, October 10, 2013
Burlington City Quakers reopen facility
Quaker conference center in Burlington, New Jersey reopens after being closed for a year.
Burlington County Times, September 10, 2013
US Quakers urge Obama towards nonviolent action on Syria
Friends Committee on National Legislation writes President Obama with peaceful suggestions on Syria.
Ekklesia, September 1, 2013
S. Allen Bacon, 93; campaigned for peace
Longtime Quaker activist S. Allen Bacon dies at 93.
Philadelphia inquirer, August 24, 2013
How the Quakers changed Ireland for good
The occasion of a Quaker Tapestry exhibition in Ireland offers the opportunity to review the history of Quaker influence in Ireland.
Irish Independent, July 26, 2013
Quaker UN Organisation recognised as influential on armed violence reduction
The Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) has been named as one of the 100 most influential global actors in armed violence reduction.
Ekklesia, July 3, 2013
Quaker woman becomes Ireland’s first Righteous among Nations
Mary Elms, an Irish Quaker who served as a regional representative of Quakers in occupied France during World War II, became the first Irish citizen to receive recogntion as Righteous among Nations for her work saving Jewish children.
JTA, The Global Jewish News Source, May 16, 2013
Hopkinton's Vintage Books will close its doors in September
Vintage Books, believed to have the largest collection of Quaker material in the United States, is closing but is hoping for a buyer who would continue selling the Quaker items.
Milford Daily News, May 5, 2013
Peace and tolerance high on Quaker Palestine school curriculum
A feature story on the Ramallah Friends School, currently engaged in a year-long campaign to establish a North American development program for the School.
Ecumenical News, April 22, 2013
Rare memorial inspires contemporary Quaker work
A memorial to the Friends Ambulance Unit, in which British conscientious objectors served during World War II, has been built in the National Memorial Arobretum.
The Guardian, April 16, 2013
Church gets more drama than it bargained for in film
Yorba Linda Friends Church makes feature film to highlight the issue of global trafficking affecting the Dalit people of India, with whom the Church works.
CNN, April 13, 2013
Wilmington embraces Quaker values
Quaker values have great influence at Wilmington College.
Cincinnati Enquirer, March 25, 2013
Quaker leader from Chalfont invited to Vatican for Pope Francis' Inaugural Mass
Gretchen Castle, General Secretary of the Friends World Committee for Consultation, had a front row seat at the mass formally installing Pope Francis., March 21, 2013
Local Quaker group revives tradition
Historical Commission of Massachusetts town founded by Quakers steps in to provide today's Quaker group in that town a place to meet.
Boston Globe, March 20, 2013
Dame Judi Dench: I'm a Quaker and a 'peacenik' - video
Actress Dame Judi Dench talks about a number of things, including her Quaker beliefs.
Channel 4 News (Great Britain), March 19, 2013
Israel denies entry to American teacher working in West Bank
Israel denies entry to an American English teacher who works at Ramallah Friends School in Palestine.
Haaretz, February 27, 2013
Hiatt a role model, devoted Quaker, part of WC and community advocate
Muriel Hiatt's 64 years of service to Wilmington College (a Quaker school) and the community of Wilmington, Ohio are honored.
Wilmington News Journal, February 21, 2013
Quaker school aims for move from Falmouth to Cumberland in 2014
The Friends School of Portland (Maine) has bought property to which it plans to move the school.
The Forecaster, February 5, 2013
New Quaker House leaders say they want to make a big contribution
The new Directors of Quaker House in Fayetteville, North Carolina, have a vision of making a difference in the lives of soldiers at Fort Bragg.
The Fayetteville Observer, February 4, 2013
Changing Skyline: Quakers' decision to use nonunion labor causes strife in Chestnut Hill
Architecture critic writes about the design and contractor selection process for the new Chestnut Hill Meeting House, and the arson of the construction site.
Philadelphia Inquirer, January 4, 2013

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