The Quaker Practice of Surrendering the Self-Will

Marcelle Martin on the Quaker practice of surrendering the self-will and how this practice will be absolutely crucial if we are going to avoid catastrophe.

Marcelle Martin on the Quaker practice of surrendering the self-will and how this practice will be absolutely crucial if we are going to avoid catastrophe.

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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 Quakers Can Transform The World

Noah Baker Merrill discusses sacramental living, Quaker Voluntary Service, and how our Quaker prophetic witness can transform the world.

Noah Baker Merrill discusses sacramental living, Quaker Voluntary Service, and how our Quaker prophetic witness can transform the world.

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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.

#Quaker Problems

This week’s Quaker video: When these four Earlham College students were standing in line for hot dogs, one of them cracked a joke about something being a “Quaker Problem”. Little did they know it would become a full-on international Quaker meme within a matter of weeks.

This week’s Quaker video: When these four Earlham College students were standing in line for hot dogs, one of them cracked a joke about something being a “Quaker Problem”. Little did they know it would become a full-on international Quaker meme within a matter of weeks.

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Quakers and the Light

In this week’s Quaker video: What is “the Light,” and why are Quakers so excited about it?

In this week’s Quaker video: What is “the Light,” and why are Quakers so excited about 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.

Why Quakers Don’t Take Communion

Why don’t Quakers take communion? Why don’t they baptize? Early Quakers believed that the church was full of empty forms, and they sought the real substance of being filled by the Holy Spirit. Quaker professor Michael Birkel of Earlham College explains.

Why don’t Quakers take communion? Why don’t they baptize? Early Quakers believed that the church was full of empty forms, and they sought the real substance of being filled by the Holy Spirit. Quaker professor Michael Birkel of Earlham College explains.

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How Do Quakers Read the Bible?

Quakers believe that the real way that you understand what the Bible has to say to you is to let the words be illuminated. Paul Buckley explains.

Quakers believe that the real way that you understand what the Bible has to say to you is to let the words be illuminated. Paul Buckley explains.

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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.

Coming Out As Gay in Kenya

Quaker Speak: Justimore Musombi talks about being a Gay Christian Pastor in Kenya, homosexuality in Africa, and coming out as gay in Kenya.

Quaker Speak: Justimore Musombi talks about being a Gay Christian Pastor in Kenya, homosexuality in Africa, and coming out as gay in Kenya.

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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.

Paulette Meier: Quaker Faith in Song

Quaker Speak: Paulette Meier sings songs from early Quaker Quotes. The act of creating music from Quaker spiritual writings helped Paulette through a difficult time in her life. These songs are unlike anything you’ve ever heard.

Quaker Speak: Paulette Meier sings songs from early Quaker Quotes. The act of creating music from Quaker spiritual writings helped Paulette through a difficult time in her life. These songs are unlike anything you’ve ever heard.

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James Nayler – “Art Thou in the Darkness?” (Sung by Paulette Meier)

A quote by early Quaker James Nayler, sung by Paulette Meier.

A quote by early Quaker James Nayler, sung by Paulette Meier.

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George Fox – “Be Still and Cool” (Sung by Paulette Meier)

A quote by early Quaker George Fox, sung by Paulette Meier.

A quote by early Quaker George Fox, sung by Paulette Meier.

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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 Are Quakers Pacifists?

Swarthmore College professor George Lakey in this week’s Quaker Speak on why Quakers are nonviolent, pacifism and nonviolence (also known as nonviolent action). We talked with George Lakey about Quakers’ call to struggle, the myth that violence works, and how that’s all changing.

Swarthmore College professor George Lakey in this week’s Quaker Speak on why Quakers are nonviolent, pacifism and nonviolence (also known as nonviolent action). We talked with George Lakey about Quakers’ call to struggle, the myth that violence works, and how that’s all changing.

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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 Quakerism Began

Quaker Speak: Max Carter shares the story of George Fox, a Quaker who went seeking for spiritual answers and found them not in a church, but within. Max is a professor at Guilford College.

The first QuakerSpeak video ever! In 2012 I was gearing up to launch a Quaker youtube channel and talked with my old friend and professor Max Carter in the hut at Guilford College about how this whole Quakerism thing got started. Thanks Max!

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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 Faithfulness Lecture

Quaker Speak: Traci Hjelt Sullivan on Quaker faithfulness. When Traci gets a nudge to give vocal ministry, sometimes she feels resistant. That’s when it is time for “The Faithfulness Lecture”.

Quaker Speak: Traci Hjelt Sullivan on Quaker faithfulness. When Traci gets a nudge to give vocal ministry, sometimes she feels resistant. That’s when it is time for “The Faithfulness Lecture”.

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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.

Thomas Kelly: Room For the Infinite (Video by Coleman Watts)

Thomas Kelly (1893-January 17, 1941) was an American Quaker educator. He taught and wrote on the subject of mysticism.

This visual essay is the work of Coleman Watts, which he completed for the Quaker Leadership Scholars Program at Guilford College.

Thomas Kelly (1893-January 17, 1941) was an American Quaker educator. He taught and wrote on the subject of mysticism.

This visual essay is the work of Coleman Watts, which he completed for the Quaker Leadership Scholars Program at Guilford College in 2002.

4 years later, inspired partially by my brother’s ambitious undertaking, I released an album of songs I wrote about the Early Friends.

Narration and Research by Bob Ouradnik