About the Contributors
Leatherock Professor of Quaker Studies at Earlham School of Religion,
Richmond Indiana, and Associate Editor of Quaker Theology.
member of the faculty of Earlham School of Religion. Since 2000 she has
taught one of ESR’s core ministry formation courses, Discernment of
Calling and Gifts for Ministry, and directed the Supervised Ministry
program, working with students on their internship year and teaching
the seminar in which they reflect on their ministry experiences. From
1982-2000, Stephanie served in campus/Quaker ministry, first at
Wilmington College of Ohio and then at Earlham College. Stephanie is a
member of West Richmond Friends Meeting, and in 1982 was recorded by
Indiana Yearly Meeting as a minister of the gospel. Her husband
Michael, a skilled carpenter who specializes in custom-made cabinets
and counter-tops, serves on the Ministry and Membership Committee at
West Richmond and sings in the Meeting choir. They are the parents of
three young adults – Anna, formerly with AFSC’s Africa Programs
and currently a Rotary Peace Fellow at the University of Uppsala
studying International Politics with a concentration in Peace and
Conflict; Max, an International Student Advisor at Earlham College, and
Mary, a senior Psychology major at Earlham.
the Editor of
Quaker Theology, recently retired after eleven years as Director of
Quaker House in Fayetteville/ Fort Bragg North Carolina.
is archivist for
the Friends Collection and professor of history at Earlham College.
Among his books are God’s Government Begun: The Society for Universal
Inquiry and Reform, 1842-1846 ; and the award-winning The
Transfor-mation of American Quakerism.
is a singer and a
Pushcart Prize-winning poet with an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College.
Her publications include the memoir Grace Notes (University of Utah
press, 2004) and the four-poet collection Edge by Edge (Toadlily Press,
2007). As a second-year doctoral student in German Studies at Duke
University-UNC Chapel Hill, she focuses on intersections of music,
literature, and violence. She has taught creative writing in schools
and correctional facilities, at Westminster College in Salt Lake City,
and for the Duke study-abroad program in Berlin. Heidi currently serves
as a poetry editor for Toadlily Press in New York and for the
transatlantic German Studies journal andererseits. She is a member of
Salt Lake Monthly Meeting in Utah and currently attends Durham Friends
Meeting in North Carolina.
editor of the Western Friend (formerly known as Friends Bulletin), is a
peace activist, author and teacher who serves on the board of several
Quaker and interfaith organizations. His books include Quakers and the
Interfaith Movement; EarthLight: Spiritual Wisdom for an Ecological
Age; Compassionate Listening: the Writings of Gene Hoffman ; and A
Western Quaker Reader. He attends Orange Grove Meeting in Pasadena, CA,
and lives with his wife Jill Shook, an activist and author of Making
Housing Happen: Faith-based Affordable Housing Models.
is a writer
and educator with a Master of Teaching degree from the Ontario
Institute for Studies in Education and a Master of Arts degree from
York University, Toronto, Canada. She is a member of Toronto Monthly
Meeting who writes on a variety of topics including conflict resolution
and social justice issues in Education, 19th century literature and
religion, and environmental issues in literature. She is also currently
working on her first novel, Mouthful of Fire, which combines all these
interests into a vision of a dystopian future.
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