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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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What is a “Gathered” Meeting?

"A Gathered Meeting is one in which the individual Souls in attendance have been able to energize or inspire one another to a different level of experience. In addition, other non-physical Souls and/or angels or other spiritual beings, likewise are…"
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Quaker Worship Pt 3: The Gathered Meeting

What are Quakers trying to achieve when sitting together in silence? A Gathered Quaker Meeting is a particularly powerful experience. Quaker Speak is a weekl...
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Quakers, Racism, and the Blessed Community

Vanessa Julye, author of "Fit For Freedom, Not For Friendship: Quakers, African Americans, and the Myth of Racial Justice" discusses overcoming racism in the...
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Undoing the Damage of Violence

Quakers aren’t just anti-violence. Much of our work is in fact pro-healing. John Calvi, a renowned Quaker healer talks about why healing work is so incredibl...
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Quaker Worship Pt 2: Giving Vocal Ministry

In the Quaker religion, adherents believe that a higher power can speak through them. We asked Quakers what it’s actually like to experience this. Quaker Spe...
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The Ministry of Occupy Wall Street

It's the 3 year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. Micah Bales talks with QuakerSpeak about the spiritual element of the movement. Subscribe so you never mis...
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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 se...
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Quaker Worship Pt 1: The Challenge of Sitting in Silence

What happens when you try to sit in silence for an hour? These seven Quakers discuss the challenge of being alone with one’s thoughts in Quaker worship, and ...
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Why I Don't Wear a Tie in Court

"This is something I have wondered about too, not the tie, but about how to behave in court.  I once had to go to court as part of my job and I had anxiety for a couple of days before.  I was worried there would be a flag salute, and that…"
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Why I Don't Wear a Tie in Court

"It really can come down to the hat thing, so far as you understand the institutionalized intention of using secular power to intimidate people. As a defendant, I won my case (after some bad moments) but ended up in a sort of Devil's bargain…"
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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 i...
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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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