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Brick, Peggy. "Some Quaker Perspectives on Sexuality," in Kenworthy, Leonard. Friends Face the World.
       - an excellent survey of Quaker experiences on the issue since 1960.

Calderone, Mary S. Human Sexuality and the Quaker Conscience. Friends General Conference. 1973 Rufus Jones Lecture.

Friends Committee on Unity with Nature. A Witness on Sexuality for Friends. 10/1999. Order at http://www.quakerearthcare.org/Publications/WebPamphlets/sexuality.htm.

Friends Committee on Unity with Nature. Toward Taking Away the Occasion of Abortion. 8/2000 Order at http://www.quakerearthcare.org/Publications/WebPamphlets/abortion.html.

Frost, Jerry. Three Twentieth-Century Revolutions: Liberal Theology, Sexual Moralities, Peace Testimoniesis http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/friends/FGC2000.htm

Frost, Jerry. "Sex is not a shortcut to spirituality:" Liberal Quakers Confront the 20th-century Sexual Revolutions http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/friends/sexspirituality.htm

Hoffman, Janet. "Eros and the Life of the Spirit." Keynote Address, Midwinter Gathering, Friends for Lesbian and Gay Concerns, February 1982, revised 1987, in Each of Us Inevitable: Some Keynote Addresses, Given at Friends for Lesbian and Gay Concerns and Friends General Conference Gatherings, 1977–1993, Friends for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Concerns (FLGBTQC), 2003, at http://flgbtqc.quaker.org/Each_Us_Inev/EOUI-Hoffman.PDF.

Johnson, Eric. FGC speech on Sexual Morality (early 80's)

Lacey, Paul A. Temptation: A Meditation on Sexual Morality. Pendle Hill Bulletin No. 170, April, 1964.

New England Yearly Meeting Ministry and Counsel. Living with Oneself and Others, especially Chapter 2, Human Sexuality. 1/2001, pp. 5-12. http://www.neym.org/lwoo.pdf (186K for full document)

Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting. Guide for Discussions on Sexuality. 1991.

Watson, Elizabeth. Sexuality: a Part of Wholeness. Pamphlet. Family Relations Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, 1982, reprinted 1990; reprinted 2001 by Care and Counsel for Meetings and Members, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. in Acrobat (pdf) format
       - highly recommended.

Woodbrooke England Conference Center. Handout containing all references to sexuality found in the 25 books of Faith and Practiceof North American Yearly Meetings at that time. Spring term, 1993.

Young Adult Friends Epistle on Sexual Boundaries . from a conference held at Lancaster, PA. January, 1998.

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