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Occasional site and general Quaker news
Edited by Bill Samuel, Webservant,
May 27, 2007
Issue No. 28 Site News

Welcome to our many new subscribers. Please note that this newsletter is published on an occasional basis rather than a regular schedule. I have not had much time to add articles to the site, making it over a year since the last newsletter.

Friends United Meeting and the Dually Affiliated Yearly Meetings - There have been tensions within Friends United Meeting (FUM) for several years between the five member yearly meetings also affiliated with Friends General Conference (FGC) and the rest of FUM. The February 2007 FUM General Board meeting in Kenya brought these issues to a new level, and has caused increased consideration within some of the dually affiliated yearly meetings about their relationship with FUM. This new article provides information and views on this, mainly through links, and will be updated regularly.

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A Healthful Diet, on $3.57 a Day

Maryland Quaker Tom Wolfe reports on living healthily while following the simplicity testimony.
Washington Post, May 27, 2007

Local dentist called to build houses for HIV widows in Africa

Iowa Quaker Anita Starr responds to leading to go to Kenya to help Friends Bringing Hope.
West Branch (Iowa) Times, May 23, 2007

Keep Watching

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.

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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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