Emily (Neeson) Eiben
Quaker spirituality has always been a thread woven through my life - albeit in different ways, at different stages of the journey. My husband and I live in Munich, Germany, where I work as translator by day and a runner, reader, blogger, writer and vegetarian cook by night. I studied literature and theology at Malone College in Ohio and religion and literature at Boston University, and I now have the blessing of serving as a lay pastor in a multi-cultural, -racial, -lingual church in Munich. I do what I can to live simply, deeply, richly, and quietly, and to cultivate something that might be recognizable as a Quaker lifestyle (modern-urban style). In the spirit of the Sound of Music, here are a few of my Favorite Things: Sunday afternoons, church potlucks, French Press coffee, long runs in the early morning, dark chocolate, folk music and African-American spirituals, books in every imaginable genre, and spending time with people I love. I hope that my articles will be a way for us to reflect on how Quaker spirituality intersects with the mundane. What does it look like when my faith practice touches on my habits, my choices, my words, my daily existence? This is what I hope this website, and the opportunity to write for it, will help me to explore.