Leaving Quakerism Better Than We Found It

Norval Reece was giving a tour of his Quaker meetinghouse when someone asked, “What is this space used for now?” That’s when he realized we’ve got to do a better job of telling our story.

Norval Reece was giving a tour of his Quaker meetinghouse when someone asked, “What is this space used for now?” That’s when he realized we’ve got to do a better job of telling our story.

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Hey there, thanks for watching! I made this video during my 6 years as director of the QuakerSpeak project. Now I’m discerning my next project, and I’d love to share the journey with you! Please enter your email below to be the first to know when it launches.

Ministering to the Poor

San Francisco Quaker Meeting is located at the border of one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods and one of its richest. Member David Breitzmann discusses the meeting’s attempts to meet the needs presented by its location, and how it has grown and deepened in the process.

San Francisco Quaker Meeting is located at the border of one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods and one of its richest. Member David Breitzmann discusses the meeting’s attempts to meet the needs presented by its location, and how it has grown and deepened in the process.

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Hey there, thanks for watching! I made this video during my 6 years as director of the QuakerSpeak project. Now I’m discerning my next project, and I’d love to share the journey with you! Please enter your email below to be the first to know when it launches.

How Does Culture Influence Quaker Worship?

When Ayesha Imani found Quakers, she knew this was where she belonged. But she also felt limited by the culture she perceived in Quaker meeting—that is until she tried worshiping with other Quakers of African descent.

When Ayesha Imani found Quakers, she knew this was where she belonged. But she also felt limited by the culture she perceived in Quaker meeting—that is until she tried worshiping with other Quakers of African descent.

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Hey there, thanks for watching! I made this video during my 6 years as director of the QuakerSpeak project. Now I’m discerning my next project, and I’d love to share the journey with you! Please enter your email below to be the first to know when it launches.

Are You a Liberal or Orthodox Quaker?

Many seekers have discovered Quakers through online quizzes like Beliefnet, but what do they mean by “Liberal” and “Orthodox” Quakers?

Many seekers have discovered Quakers through online quizzes like Beliefnet, but what do they mean by “Liberal” and “Orthodox” Quakers?

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Hey there, thanks for watching! I made this video during my 6 years as director of the QuakerSpeak project. Now I’m discerning my next project, and I’d love to share the journey with you! Please enter your email below to be the first to know when it launches.

9 Core Quaker Beliefs

As a lifelong Quaker, Arthur Larrabee was frustrated that he couldn’t answer the question, “What do Quakers believe?” So he set out to do just that.

As a lifelong Quaker, Arthur Larrabee was frustrated that he couldn’t answer the question, “What do Quakers believe?” So he set out to do just that.

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Hey there, thanks for watching! I made this video during my 6 years as director of the QuakerSpeak project. Now I’m discerning my next project, and I’d love to share the journey with you! Please enter your email below to be the first to know when it launches.

Committing to the Quaker Spiritual Path

Quaker author Lloyd Lee Wilson believes that there are many paths to God, but that once you’ve picked one, you have to be “all in.” What does that look like for the Quaker path?

Quaker author Lloyd Lee Wilson believes that there are many paths to God, but that once you’ve picked one, you have to be “all in.” What does that look like for the Quaker path?

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Hey there, thanks for watching! I made this video during my 6 years as director of the QuakerSpeak project. Now I’m discerning my next project, and I’d love to share the journey with you! Please enter your email below to be the first to know when it launches.

The Power of Vulnerability

What’s the most effective way to encourage social change? For Quaker artist Joey Hartmann-Dow, it’s got to include vulnerability.

What’s the most effective way to encourage social change? For Quaker artist Joey Hartmann-Dow, it’s got to include vulnerability.

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Hey there, thanks for watching! I made this video during my 6 years as director of the QuakerSpeak project. Now I’m discerning my next project, and I’d love to share the journey with you! Please enter your email below to be the first to know when it launches.

What Do Quakers Believe?

What do Quakers believe? As an experiential religion with no creed, there isn’t always an easy answer. We asked 26 Quakers about belief, and the resulting conversations were powerful.

What do Quakers believe? As an experiential religion with no creed, there isn’t always an easy answer. We asked 26 Quakers about belief, and the resulting conversations were powerful.

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Hey there, thanks for watching! I made this video during my 6 years as director of the QuakerSpeak project. Now I’m discerning my next project, and I’d love to share the journey with you! Please enter your email below to be the first to know when it launches.

Reading the Qur’an as a Quaker

How do Quakers “love thy neighbor”? For Michael Birkel, it meant crossing religious boundaries to have meaningful conversations with his Muslim neighbors.

How do Quakers “love thy neighbor”? For Michael Birkel, it meant crossing religious boundaries to have meaningful conversations with his Muslim neighbors.

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Hey there, thanks for watching! I made this video during my 6 years as director of the QuakerSpeak project. Now I’m discerning my next project, and I’d love to share the journey with you! Please enter your email below to be the first to know when it launches.

How Quaker Meeting is Like Jazz

As a jazz musician, Colton Weatherston finds solace in silent Quaker meeting, where he doesn’t have to to think about music. But he also finds some similarities.

As a jazz musician, Colton Weatherston finds solace in silent Quaker meeting, where he doesn’t have to to think about music. But he also finds some similarities.

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Hey there, thanks for watching! I made this video during my 6 years as director of the QuakerSpeak project. Now I’m discerning my next project, and I’d love to share the journey with you! Please enter your email below to be the first to know when it launches.

Painting for Worship

Quaker painter Adrian Martinez works in solitude yet craves the communal silence of Quaker worship. We talk with him about art, spirituality, and how a poor kid from D.C. wound up painting for U.S. presidents.

Quaker painter Adrian Martinez works in solitude yet craves the communal silence of Quaker worship. We talk with him about art, spirituality, and how a poor kid from D.C. wound up painting for U.S. presidents.

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Hey there, thanks for watching! I made this video during my 6 years as director of the QuakerSpeak project. Now I’m discerning my next project, and I’d love to share the journey with you! Please enter your email below to be the first to know when it launches.

Weird Quaker Tweets

Out of curiosity, Mackenzie Morgan started searching Twitter to see what people were saying about Quakers.

Out of curiosity, Mackenzie Morgan started searching Twitter to see what people were saying about Quakers.

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Hey there, thanks for watching! I made this video during my 6 years as director of the QuakerSpeak project. Now I’m discerning my next project, and I’d love to share the journey with you! Please enter your email below to be the first to know when it launches.

How I Became a Quaker

Discovering George Fox’s Journal when we was just 14 years old, Kevin-Douglas Olive found a language to describe his experience and the people he belonged with.

Discovering George Fox’s Journal when we was just 14 years old, Kevin-Douglas Olive found a language to describe his experience and the people he belonged with.

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Hey there, thanks for watching! I made this video during my 6 years as director of the QuakerSpeak project. Now I’m discerning my next project, and I’d love to share the journey with you! Please enter your email below to be the first to know when it launches.

If the Church Were Christian

Where did the church go wrong? For Quaker pastor and author Philip Gulley, it’s not heeding Jesus’s central message: compassion.

Where did the church go wrong? For Quaker pastor and author Philip Gulley, it’s not heeding Jesus’s central message: compassion.

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Hey there, thanks for watching! I made this video during my 6 years as director of the QuakerSpeak project. Now I’m discerning my next project, and I’d love to share the journey with you! Please enter your email below to be the first to know when it launches.