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Bill Samuel, August 4, 2002
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December 1, 2002
Issue No. 18 Site News

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Friends (Quakers) and Christmas - This is not a new article, but it is one of primarily seasonal interest. In addition to the article itself, it connects to several pages collected from comments from many Quakers of what they do and think about Christmas, reflecting the variety among Quakers today.

Quaker Art Prints - miniatures of a number of art prints, linking to larger images (where you can purchase them, if interested, but you can also just look). Right now, all the prints are of paintings by Edward Hicks, because these are what are readily available. I've added a little background on Edward Hicks.

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Relating faith through their lives

A long Quaker tradition in the Newtown area has spawned a high number of institutions affiliated with the Friends.
Bucks County (Pensylvania) Courier Times, November 29, 2002

Debate continues in Westtown school's name

The West Chester (Pennsylvania) Area School Board holds a public meeting about naming a high school after civil rights leader Bayard Rustin, a controversial proposal due to concerns about Rustin's refusal to serve in the armed forces, consistent with his Quaker beliefs.
Philadelphia Inquirer, November 21, 2002

Peace Teams News, Fall 2002

The latest on the work of Friends Peace Teams, extending to world trouble spots such as Columbia and Palestine.
Friends Peace Teams

And Much More!

The items above are just a few of the many links to Quaker news, from both the mass media and Quaker sources, on the main page of Several are added each week, so check back frequently for the latest.

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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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