The Courage to Be a Quaker

Being a Quaker isn’t just about going to Meeting on Sunday morning. It’s about opening yourself to being transformed and then living in way that not everyone will understand. How do we find the courage?

Being a Quaker isn’t just about going to Meeting on Sunday morning. It’s about opening yourself to being transformed and then living in way that not everyone will understand. How do we find the courage?

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It has been an honor to serve Friends as the founder and director of QuakerSpeak. Now I am seeking my next project, and would love it if you would join me for the journey.

What Do Quakers Do in Silent Worship?

What are Quakers doing when they sit in silence on Sunday morning? These 7 Friends share their answers.

What are Quakers doing when they sit in silence on Sunday morning? These 7 Friends share their answers.

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It has been an honor to serve Friends as the founder and director of QuakerSpeak. Now I am seeking my next project, and would love it if you would join me for the journey.

The Top 7 Most Quaker Bible Verses

What are the most relevant Bible passages to the Quaker faith? Mark Wutka shares his list.

What are the most relevant Bible passages to the Quaker faith? Mark Wutka shares his list.

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It has been an honor to serve Friends as the founder and director of QuakerSpeak. Now I am seeking my next project, and would love it if you would join me for the journey.

Quakers and the Still, Small Voice

When we sit in silence on Sunday morning, Quakers often like to say that we’re “listening”. But what does that still small voice sound like?

When we sit in silence on Sunday morning, Quakers often like to say that we’re “listening”. But what does that still small voice sound like?

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It has been an honor to serve Friends as the founder and director of QuakerSpeak. Now I am seeking my next project, and would love it if you would join me for the journey.

Why I Blockaded 40,000 Tons of Coal With a Lobster Boat

Massachusetts Quaker Jay O’Hara felt led to blockade a 40,000-ton coal shipment with a tiny lobster boat. What happened next might surprise you.

Massachusetts Quaker Jay O’Hara felt led to blockade a 40,000-ton coal shipment with a tiny lobster boat. What happened next might surprise you.

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It has been an honor to serve Friends as the founder and director of QuakerSpeak. Now I am seeking my next project, and would love it if you would join me for the journey.

Guided By An Inner Truth: Quaker Hip-Hop Artist Sterling Duns

West Philly rapper Sterling Duns talks about his writing process and how he came to be a Quaker.

West Philly rapper Sterling Duns talks about his writing process and how he came to be a Quaker.

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It has been an honor to serve Friends as the founder and director of QuakerSpeak. Now I am seeking my next project, and would love it if you would join me for the journey.

How Jesus Affirms My Queerness

Today, as some Christians in Indiana claim their religion justifies refusing service to LGBTQ customers, Quaker Kody Hersh lifts up the Jesus who stood with those on the margins of society.

Today, as some Christians in Indiana claim their religion justifies refusing service to LGBTQ customers, Quaker Kody Hersh lifts up the Jesus who stood with those on the margins of society.

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It has been an honor to serve Friends as the founder and director of QuakerSpeak. Now I am seeking my next project, and would love it if you would join me for the journey.

The Difference Between Quaker Meeting and Other Christian Services

How does Quaker Meeting compare to other Christian services? Quaker author Ben Pink Dandelion explores this question.

How does Quaker Meeting compare to other Christian services? Quaker author Ben Pink Dandelion explores this question.

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It has been an honor to serve Friends as the founder and director of QuakerSpeak. Now I am seeking my next project, and would love it if you would join me for the journey.

What to Expect in Quaker Meeting for Worship

What can you expect in a Quaker Worship Service? This is a guide for newcomers on the basics: what to expect in Quaker Meeting for Worship.

What can you expect in a Quaker Worship Service? This is a guide for newcomers on the basics: what to expect in Quaker Meeting for Worship.

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It has been an honor to serve Friends as the founder and director of QuakerSpeak. Now I am seeking my next project, and would love it if you would join me for the journey.

All God’s Critters Got a Place in the Choir

Also known as All God’s CREATURES Got a Place in the Choir. Peter and Annie Blood-Patterson, creators of the Rise Up Singing Songbook, sing the classic children’s song, All God’s Creatures Got a Place in the Choir.

Also known as All God’s CREATURES Got a Place in the Choir. Peter and Annie Blood-Patterson, creators of the Rise Up Singing Songbook, sing the classic children’s song, All God’s Creatures Got a Place in the Choir.

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It has been an honor to serve Friends as the founder and director of QuakerSpeak. Now I am seeking my next project, and would love it if you would join me for the journey.

Why I Stopped Paying Taxes

Quaker War Tax Resistance: In 1994, Joseph Olejak stopped paying taxes. Find out why, and what his Quaker Meeting did when it landed him in jail.

Quaker War Tax Resistance: In 1994, Joseph Olejak stopped paying taxes. Find out why, and what his Quaker Meeting did when it landed him in jail.

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It has been an honor to serve Friends as the founder and director of QuakerSpeak. Now I am seeking my next project, and would love it if you would join me for the journey.

Quakers and Sex: A Call to Embrace Sexual Diversity

What does the Quaker religion believe about sex? Su Penn offers one possible answer: “Quakers are uniquely qualified to transform how we deal with sex and sexuality in our culture and make it healthy and wholesome.”

What does the Quaker religion believe about sex? Su Penn offers one possible answer: “Quakers are uniquely qualified to transform how we deal with sex and sexuality in our culture and make it healthy and wholesome.”

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It has been an honor to serve Friends as the founder and director of QuakerSpeak. Now I am seeking my next project, and would love it if you would join me for the journey.

Why I Don’t Wear a Tie in Court

Scott Holmes, a Quaker lawyer from Durham, North Carolina, felt led to stop wearing a tie in the courtroom. This is his story of exploring that leading and its implications.

Scott Holmes, a Quaker lawyer from Durham, North Carolina, felt led to stop wearing a tie in the courtroom. This is his story of exploring that leading and its implications.

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It has been an honor to serve Friends as the founder and director of QuakerSpeak. Now I am seeking my next project, and would love it if you would join me for the journey.

Advice for White Men

Niyonu Spann, founder of Beyond Diversity 101, talks about her idea of heaven and how she invites everyone (including white men) to fully bring it.

Niyonu Spann, founder of Beyond Diversity 101, talks about her idea of heaven and how she invites everyone (including white men) to fully bring it.

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It has been an honor to serve Friends as the founder and director of QuakerSpeak. Now I am seeking my next project, and would love it if you would join me for the journey.

What is a Quaker?

What is a Quaker? Watch this quick 5 minute video and hear from 6 actual members of the Quaker religion.

What is a Quaker? Watch this quick 5 minute video and hear from 6 actual members of the Quaker religion.

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It has been an honor to serve Friends as the founder and director of QuakerSpeak. Now I am seeking my next project, and would love it if you would join me for the journey.