Why do all the world’s religions emphasize giving thanks? What are the spiritual benefits of giving thanks? The physical benefits?
Parker J. Palmer is a Quaker elder, educator, activist and founder of the Center for Courage & Renewal, an organization that fosters leadership skills. He wrote about the impact reading Thomas Merton had on his life and work for the blog On Being. Contact via the Center for Courage & Renewal in Seattle. Palmer lives in […]
Friends United Meeting (Quakers) is an international organization that works to provide educational resources for evangelism, global partnership and leadership and communication development.
The African Great Lakes Initiative–Friends Peace Teams — a Quaker program – supports and promotes grass-roots peace activities in the Great Lakes region of Africa. One effort brings together genocide survivors and perpetrators in Rwanda and Burundi for reconciliation and healing. The program is based in the Great Lakes region of Africa, with an office […]
Vegetarian Friends is a Quaker organization dedicated to helping Quakers and others keep a vegetarian diet. The group publishes a monthly journal, The Peaceable Table.
Jay Marshall wrote Thanking and Blessing: The Sacred Art. He is dean of the Earlham School of Religion in Richmond, Ind., and a Quaker minister.
Stephen Angell, who teaches at the Earlham School of Religion in Richmond, Ind., can address how Quakers have dealt with the issue of forgiveness.
Mid-Atlantic Cohousing is a regional clearinghouse for cohousing communities in Washington, D.C., and nearby states. Kevin Oliveau, founder of Catoctin Creek Village in Taylorstown, Va., says a common value for cohousing groups is community. While most cohousing groups are not denominational, many Quakers and Unitarians are drawn to the arrangement.
Friends Fiduciary provides Quakers with financial services that is grounded in beliefs of the church. Jeffery Perkins is Executive Director.