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Today, I visited the home of a Palestinian family living on Mt. Gerizim, above the city of Nablus. Two other guests were sharing about efforts to heal the political divisions within the Palestinian community. If Palestinians are to have any hope of survival, let alone the capacity to resolve the bitter dispute with Israelis, they…(Read More)

How accurately does the movie, The Friendly Persuasion, portray nineteenth-century American Quakerism? For many American Friends, The Friendly Persuasion is their favorite film, at least about Quakerism. Based on Quaker author (and Whittier College alumnus) Jessamyn West’s collection of short stories of the same title, the film depicts the lives of a Quaker…(Read More)

“You are my friends if you do as I command.” On banners, needlepoint, or bulletin boards, I saw this verse (John 15:14) in a number of the Cuban Quaker churches I visited with the FUM General Board. This particular banner hangs in the sanctuary at Holguin. Friendship and warmth seemed to be a hallmark…(Read More)

Just as you, Father, live in me and I live in you, I am asking that they may live in us, that the world may believe that you did send me. I have given them the honour that you gave me, that they may be one, as we are one—I in them and you…(Read More)