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Pictures, commentary, expanding links--but your support is needed

I'm not sure how many people have noticed some major changes on the QuakerQuaker site over the last month or so.

Editors' Picks: The links to Quaker articles across the internet now come with handsome pictures. Even better, there's add context and commentary for each entry. I'm hoping this makes these more accessible to newcomers and helps engender more dialogue among Friends. I've been watching the great community and conversation on hybrid journalism/blog sites like…

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Added by QuakerQuaker on 3rd mo. 6, 2014 at 7:19pm — No Comments

Support still needed--and new media streams!



Support still needed

I'm still in awe of the great response for our fundraising appeal in January. Thank you all! I'm using the equipment you all helped purchase every day. But there are still expenses, of course. Some of the generous people who signed up for recurring monthly donations have canceled lastly (they all still like the site, life just happened and they need to hold on to a little of their funds).

But that…

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Added by QuakerQuaker on 10th mo. 21, 2013 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

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Editors’ Picks This Week

  • Anthony Manousos: Reflections on the Quaker Testimonies

    One reason many Friends have lost touch with the Inward Light and rely instead on external Testimonies is that we have become too conventionally educated and “heady.” There is nothing wrong with relying on reason or on authority to some extent, according to Brinton, but they are not enough.…

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Added by QuakerQuaker on 6th mo. 20, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

QuakerQuaker This Week (5/13/2013)

Stories from QuakerQuaker

Another interesting fundraising story from this spring: a lifelong Friend in his twenties wrote asking if he could sponsor the project for more than the typical $10/month plan. He explained that he was going to be living in the area of the world without an active Quaker community, and planned on using online forums like QuakerQuaker as his means of staying in touch with the Quaker world. He wanted to set up a donation schedule that matched what…

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Added by QuakerQuaker on 5th mo. 13, 2013 at 8:13pm — 1 Comment

QuakerQuaker This Week (5/6/2013)

These weekly wrap-ups of QuakerQuaker and the online conversation have been very sporadic but I’m going to try to get more regular about them. Today’s starts with a nice letter that I received after January’s fundraising appeal. As I’ve written before, QQ supporters were very generous (though the project could still use a half-dozen more …

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Added by QuakerQuaker on 5th mo. 6, 2013 at 10:46pm — No Comments

Update on the QuakerQuaker appeal (aka: you guys are amazing!)

The QuakerQuaker community is amazing. Last Thursday I sent an email appeal out after my laptop died. The response has been amazing! In just this week, 62 people have donated a little over $3000. That's amazing, and I feel very humbled. I have replacement equipment and have been able to pay off many of outstanding communication bills. Thank you all so very much!

The overwhelmingly-positive response answers two of the most pressing questions I had posed: Is this a project that readers…

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QuakerQuaker needs your support. Please donate today.

Over the last few months I've been worried about where QuakerQuaker is headed. Donations have covered basic hosting costs but there hasn't been enough left over for a behind-the-scenes infrastructure that's been slowly crumbling.

This afternoon, an essential part of that infrastructure collapsed. My laptop, which is my only computer at home, has died. It's five years old and has been falling apart over the last year so it's no surprise, but it will be hard to keep QuakerQuaker updated…

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Added by QuakerQuaker on 1st mo. 24, 2013 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

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Recent Picks from the QuakerQuaker Editors:

Matt Hisrich: Playing with fire

... we as Christians have failed to the extent that we offer up false smiles and stale certainties in the face real and genuine pain and ambiguity. We fail others and we fail ourselves, and he calls us to burn…

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Added by QuakerQuaker on 9th mo. 30, 2012 at 1:59am — No Comments

On QuakerQuaker: Indiana train-wrecks and dilemmas of ministry

Every once in a while Quaker bloggers and forum regulars seems to come together to address particular interests. In the last few weeks this has been happening around two issues: the pending break-up of Indiana Yearly Meeting and the financial difficulties of sustaining ministries in the Quaker model.

First off, the slow-motion split-up of Indiana Yearly Meeting continues, with new official recommendations recently released. Doug Bennett posted…

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Added by QuakerQuaker on 9th mo. 23, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Conflict and Friends

QuakerQuaker This Week, 6th Month 10, 2012

A Friend asks if we're risk averse, the AFSC urges us not to simply protect the status quo, Kenyan Friends respond to war, and a pacifist challenges a self-identified Friend with the highest soapbox in American media.



QQ Editor Picks, 6/10/2012…

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Every Day is Like Saturday

QuakerQuaker This Week, Fourth Month 15 2012

Some post-Easter reflections on the Quaker Blogosphere. Patricia Barber writes of a Land of Saturdays, where  we've embraced the life and death of Christ, but haven't yet experienced the joy and certainty of the Resurrection.…

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Getting Messy with the Business of the Gospel

QuakerQuaker this Week, 4/9/2012

In the Quaker blogs, Alice M Yaxley asks "What Does the Gospel Look Like?" and writes "The problem's too complex for us to solve with our own minds, but sinking down into the Holy Spirit's well of deep peace and compassion, I believe we are each being led into the action that is required uniquely of us." Her post began as a response…

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Wrongness, Toleration and Community

QuakerQuaker This Week, 4/1/2012

On the Quaker blogs this week, there's a must-read post from Johan Maurer on the dangers of religious zealotry in the political realm, Being Wrong is Not the Same as Being Evil. For meetings trying to navigate the balance between group identity Stephen Davison has useful reflections in …

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Added by QuakerQuaker on 4th mo. 1, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Five Snippets and Split Ends

QuakerQuaker This Week, 3/25/2012

In Five Snippets, Doug Bennett looks at the places where the Bible talk about homosexuality as a sin with the premise"And so it…

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Added by QuakerQuaker on 3rd mo. 25, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Unexpected Ministry

QuakerQuaker This Week, 3/18/2012

One of our favorite posts from the Quaker web this week is Jeffrey Hipp's Why I became a Quaker--or why, as a college student, I came back after my first time. (turns out someone reached out to the new visitor and helped him get involved in the meeting). There…

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Added by QuakerQuaker on 3rd mo. 18, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Have the Quakers Had Their Day?

QuakerQuaker This Week, 3/13/2012

Lots of great stuff on the Quaker blogosphere this week. We're hearing a lot about Robert Griswold's "A Condition Beyond Membership" and a provocative BBC News piece that asks "…

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Added by QuakerQuaker on 3rd mo. 13, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Stop Pushing Your Beliefs!

 QuakerQuaker This Week, 3/4/2012

The most talked-about Quaker blog post this week is Mark Wutka's "Quit pushing your belief system on me!" He writes "You…

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Added by QuakerQuaker on 3rd mo. 4, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Naked Leadership?

 QuakerQuaker This Week, 2/26/12

On the blogs, Robin Mohr wrote about Friends leadership and vision and the "Nakedness/You're Not a Quaker" responses continue with two more follow-up's among this week's Editor Picks. Elsewhere,…

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Added by QuakerQuaker on 2nd mo. 26, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Are You or Aren't You a Real Quaker?

QuakerQuaker This Week, 2/16/2012

The most interesting conversations this week have been generated by Maggie Harrison's controversial broadside “…

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Added by QuakerQuaker on 2nd mo. 20, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

$50 Outreach

By Martin Kelley

 A few weeks ago I decided to spend my lunch hour wandering Philadelphia. It was a beautiful day and I headed east, toward the Old City neighborhood. I looped around Race Street and started west when I came to the compound of the Old First Reformed UCC Church.

It has an inviting courtyard surrounded by a low brick wall and cast…

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