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Bill Samuel, August 4, 2002
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Edited by Bill Samuel, Webservant,
August 13, 2002
Issue No. 13 Site News

New at the Site

Cover of Come Pray
  • Come Pray - A review of Come Pray: A Guide to Deeper Personal & Corporate Prayer by Mary Glenn Hadley, Friends United Press, 2001. Your Webservant reviews a recent book which provides both an understanding of various types of prayer, and very practical ways to develop the prayer lives of both individuals and faith communities. Why was I moved to tears when reading this book?
  • Yearly Meeting Epistles - 2002 - How is the Spirit moving at yearly meeting sessions and other major Quaker gatherings this year? I have started this page to provide a place from which people can locate epistles and messages from major gatherings of Friends. Your help in locating more of these would be appreciated.
  • Forum - A place for people to dialogue. Ask questions about Quakerism. Raise issues for people to share about. This is the interactive part of the site. Join in the dialogue!

Many Voices Make a Better Site

This is a sparetime activity of your Webservant. I have written many things over the years which appear on the site. In the future, I hope most of the new material will be from others. There are already several pieces by others at the site. I have two pieces in hand from others which will be multi-part articles I hope will be up soon. Others are welcome to contribute. Is there some particular Quaker subject which you know a lot about or would like to research that you could provide an article about? Do you read Quaker books? We can always use book reviews. Have you attended a Quaker gathering which you find stimulating? Write a report on it. Email the Webservant with what you have to offer.

More Quaker News
From Headlines at

Stephen G. Cary, 86, Quaker, Led Service Camps for WWII Objectors

AP obituary of prominent American Quaker. Also see an article he wrote on response to 9/11.
Newsday, August 4, 2002

Friends United Meeting Celebrates Double Centenary — Double Blessing

Friends United Meeting, the largest of the several branches of Friends, celebrates its centenary with Triennial sessions in Nairobi, Kenya, the country which today has the largest number of Quakers.
Friends United Meeting, July 30, 2002

Big Selection
of Quaker Books

Quaker and general books,
videos and other products.

Recommended Books: see all items
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.

Recommended Art Print: see all prints

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

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