The Lighthouse

A tiny light is kept behind a glass A shutter swings and squeaks against the wind The stone is wrapped in vines, and weeds, and rain At sea, the ships toss and tack, looking out For light to guide them from the rocks, towards home. Alone, asleep, the keeper lays, wrapped up Against the cold,…

Parker Palmer on Violence

Parker¬†Palmer: What I learned early on from some great teachers is that violence is not just a matter of dropping a bomb on someone or shooting a bullet at them or hitting them in the face. Violence is done whenever we violate the identity and integrity of the other. Violence is done when we demean,…

Quaker Beliefs and Interviews with Friends

Quakers stress silent prayer, nonviolence, service Mark Hare Senior editor When the subject of his Quaker faith comes up in conversations with non-Quaker friends, there is some confusion, says Wolfgang “Wolf” Faust, 12, of Rochester. “They relate us to things like the Quaker Oats man,” says Wolf, who is a seventh-grader at McQuaid Jesuit High…