Martin Kelley

About Martin, QuakerQuaker's publisher

Martin Profile PictureI'm a blogger, web designer and dad living thirty miles outside Philadelphia in a small town in the pine barrens of South Jersey. I'm a "convinced" Friend and member of Atlantic City Area Monthly Meeting of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. I've served on the staffs of Friends General Conference, Friends Journal and New Society Publishers and over the last twenty years I've collaborated on many projects with many Quaker organizations.

In 2011, I returned to Friends Journal as editor.

I've been curating online communities and blogging since the mid-1990s. My writing has been published or featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Atlantic Monthly and USA Today as well as a number of Quaker publications. I've been blogging as the Quaker Ranter since 2003.

I'm the founder of QuakerQuaker, which started around 2003 as a highlight of interesting links. In 2005 I was awarded recognition and a modest grant from the Clarence and Lilly Pickett Endowment for Quaker Leadership to turn it into an online magazine (dubbed QuakerQuaker after a 2003 essay). In 2010, I co-launched the Quaker Ad Network. I'm occasionally asked to lead workshops and give talks on Quakerism.



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Quaker blogger and web publisher living 30 miles outside Philadelphia in the South Jersey Pine Barrens.
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Being Gay in Kenya (part 1)

Quaker Speak: Justimore Musombi talks about being a Gay Christian Pastor in Kenya, homosexuality in Africa, and what happened when he came out. Watch part tw...
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4th month 11
Martin Kelley replied to Laura Scattergood's discussion 'Albert Bigelow'
"Friends Journal ran a piece on the restoration last year, The Golden Rule Shall Sail Again, and I see it's author  Skip Oliver has just joined QuakerQuaker."
3rd month 21
Randy Oftedahl commented on Martin Kelley's video

Bible Reading in the Manner of Conservative Friends

"Thank thee, Friend; it is a wonderful practice.  QuakerSpring does this (at least the one last year, first one I attended) and it was very powerful.  I am very much looking forward to QuakerSpring this year with Conservative Friends (God…"
2nd month 19
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Nancy Thompson liked Martin Kelley's group Friends and the Bible
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Martin Kelley replied to Howard Brod's discussion 'Do Our Meetings Practice Simplicity in our Communications?' in the group Liberal Quakers
"It's almost an existential question: when trying to keep an identification with a tradition going back to the 1650s, what's essential to the faith and what's needless peculiarity? Liberal Friends tend to think that weird language is…"
1st month 22

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At 2:18pm on 8th mo. 13, 2012, Dr. Bruce R. Arnold said…
I appreciate the Quake-alanche I get every time you highlight one of my posts on your site.
At 11:03am on 1st mo. 5, 2012, Mary Parish said…

Dear Martin,  So nice to see this good work!  Please say hi to Julie for me!   Mary

At 11:56pm on 8th mo. 13, 2011, T. Vail Palmer, Jr. said…

Sometimes editors just leave out the "Jr."  I did write that 1954 article on "Which Way Peace?"


My "senior" was Thompson V. Palmer, a Quaker botanist, nurseryman, and landscape gardener -- with the greenest thumb ever, a strong interest in consumer co-ops, and not the faintest interest in theology!


Vail Palmer

At 6:18pm on 8th mo. 10, 2011, Mark Judkins Helpsmeet said…

I do want to set up feeds for both of my radio shows - is it possible to set it up to automatically draw from my feeds for the 2 shows?


At 9:41am on 4th mo. 26, 2011, Christopher Sammond said…

Dear Martin,  Glad to finally connect with this site.  Thank you for all your work creating and maintaining Quakerquaker.  It has become an important part of the fabric of our Society.


Yours in Christ, Christopher


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