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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 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....
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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...
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How to Serve on a Quaker Clearness Committee

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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 ...
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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…"
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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...
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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...
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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...
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A Quaker in the Texas House of Representatives

For 18 years, Lon Burnam was a member of the Texas House of Representatives. He is also a Quaker and a pacifist. Find out more: Quaker Speak ...
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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...
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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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