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October 16, 2002
Issue No. 16 Site News

New at the Site

The Atonement - Arthur O. Roberts, Quaker theologian, reflects on five theories of the atonement. He does not pick the "right" theory or provide an authoritative Quaker stance, but rather comments on how the different theories can illuminate what is most important, our actual experience of the atonement, or lead in dangerous directions.

Online Books of Faith and Practice - Yearly meeting books of discipline, often called Faith and Practice but sometimes by other names, show normative understandings of faith and practice of different groups of Quakers. A number are now online, and this page points you to them.

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Prevent mass expulsion of Palestinians under cover of war with Iraq

International Quaker delegation calls on U.S. government to publicly warn the Israeli government not to engage in mass expulsions of Palestinians.
American Friends Service Committee, October 11, 2002

Friends Continue to Respond to the Threat of War

Friends (Quakers) continue to seek to promote peaceful alternatives to the push to war on Iraq being promoted by political leaders in the United States and the United Kingdom. Friends are working with other people of faith and the wider peace community in these efforts. Below are recommended Quaker Web sites in the two countries on this issue:

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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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