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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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A Quaker Call to Action on Israel-Palestine

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A Quaker Call to Action on Israel-Palestine

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A Life Beyond Fear and Guilt

Ross Hennesy explains how Quaker worship helps him to manage some life's most difficult emotions. Quaker Speak is a weekly video series. Subscribe: http://Qu...
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A Quaker Call to Action on Israel-Palestine

"Hello, Olivia!  Thanks for expressing your opinion. After I wrote my brief reaction, I thought to myself that I really haven't put it quite right.  There is not one other side or counterpart to the views expressed in the video. …"
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"Hi William, I was wondering if you wanted to express what you see as the other side?    I was of the impression that this video is showing the side that people using don't hear, and that the other side is all that stuff that is…"
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A Quaker Call to Action on Israel-Palestine

"This video seems awfully one-sided to me.  When do we get to hear from the other side?"
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A Quaker Call to Action on Israel-Palestine

Why do Quakers care about Israel-Palestine? Jewish, Palestinian, and Quaker voices come together to explore this question. Quaker Speak is a weekly video ser...
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Let Your Heart Sing: Quakers and Music

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Christ Has Come to Teach Us Himself

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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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