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Edited by Bill Samuel, Webservant,
March 27, 2004
Issue No. 26 Site News

Welcome to our many new subscribers. Please note that this newsletter is published on an occasional basis rather than a regular schedule. In this issue we have a new review to report, as well as some news items and a new on-line resource.

The Passion of the Christ - Mel Gibson's film has proved to be highly controversial. We present a review by Diane Reynolds, which reflects her Quaker perspective on Christian faith.

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Baltimore YM & FUM

There has been a great deal of controversy in Baltimore Yearly Meeting (BYM) about its relationship to Friends United Meeting (FUM). BYM is one of five yearly meetings affiliated both with FUM and Friends General Conference (FGC). Earlier this month, one of the largest monthly meetings in BYM minuted a recommendation that BYM withdraw all financial support from FUM. Your Webservant, a former BYM representative to the FUM General Board, offers reflections on this relationship.
Bill Samuel's Web Journal, entry for March 26th, 2004

South African Cosmologist Wins $1.4 Million Templeton Religion Prize

South African Quaker George F.R. Ellis is the 2004 winner of the prestigious Templeton Prize for Progress Toward Research or Discoveries about Spiritual Realities.
BeliefNet (from Religion News Service), March 17, 2004

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New links to Quaker news, from both the mass media and Quaker sources, are frequently added on the main page of Keep checking back for the latest. Also, what is listed above are only a couple of examples of the interesting headlines now at the site. If you want to be notified by e-mail each time there is a change in our main page, normally when a new headline is posted or a new article announced, sign up under Monitor page for changes on our main page.

New Quaker On-line Resource

Digital Quaker Collection

Earlham School of Religion has released its Digital Quaker Collection (DQC) on its Web site, which it was able to produce through a grant. DQC is a digital library containing full text and page images of over 500 individual Quaker works from the 17th and 18th centuries. The proprietary software developed for Earlham School of Religion provides multiple search functions and an interface for viewing pages.

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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