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How did you find your vocation?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Forrest Curo 1st month 12, 2011. 9 Replies

A few months ago, Max Carter asked a handful of Guilford College alumni to write essays on this query: "What are you doing now and how does it relate to your time in the Quaker Leadership Scholars…Continue

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The Top Ten Reasons I Am a Quaker

Quaker Pastor Gregg Koskela came to Friends as a young adult, from various Evangelical Christian denominations. Here are the top 10 things that attracted him...
10th month 21, 2016
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How to Become a Conscientious Objector

If you claimed conscientious objector status, would a draft board believe you? Curt Torell of Quaker House has some tips for making sure they do. Conscientio...
9th month 2, 2016
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What Does a Quaker Pastor Do?

Not every Quaker meeting has a paid pastor, but some have found it helpful. Margaret Webb, pastor of New Garden Meeting in North Carolina, explains her role....
8th month 23, 2016
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Listening in Tongues: Being Bilingual as a Quaker Practice

Not everyone in Quaker Meeting speaks the same theological language, but Friends have a way to listen for the Spirit behind the words. Encounter Friends from...
8th month 12, 2016
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How to Serve on a Quaker Clearness Committee

How do Friends support one another in discernment? Sometimes, it involves gathering in a Quaker clearness committee. ►SUBSCRIBE for a new video every week! h...
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Why Quakers Value Process Over Outcome

When Quakers make decisions together, we go through a process that often yields surprising results. Quaker Speak is a weekly video series. Subscribe: http://...
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Why Do Quakers Care About Politics?

Why do Quakers care about politics? We asked Marge Abbott and Noah Baker Merrill. Quaker Speak is a weekly video series. Subscribe:
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How Mysticism Informs Quaker Activism

Jennie Isbell explores her journey from skepticism into activism. Join With FCNL to Enact Love in the World: Quaker Speak ...
1st month 14, 2016
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Was Richard Nixon a Quaker?

"Interesting stuff. My understanding is Nixon's mom was really disturbed by how her son swore like a sailor now that he was back from his time in the Navy.  She asked the then director of AFSC to have a conversation with her son, which he…"
1st month 13, 2016
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Was Richard Nixon a Quaker?

One of the most famous Quakers ever is also one of the most controversial. So was Richard Nixon really a Quaker? Author and Quaker historian Larry Ingle tack...
1st month 8, 2016
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Why Traveling Ministry Is Vital for Quakers in the 21st Century

In this week’s Quaker Speak, Friends explore the time-tested practice of Quaker traveling ministry, still a powerful tool for Friends meetings to “renew thei...
11th month 30, 2015
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Do Quakers Drink Alcohol?

Historically, Quakers are known for abstaining from drinking alcohol. What was the reason behind Quaker teetotalism? Was that always the case? Quaker Speak i...
10th month 23, 2015
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At 10:06pm on 9th mo. 29, 2010, Lola Georg said…
Jon - I love this video from Pendle Hill:
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Great to see you here! It is funny as I assumed you were a member long ago!

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