For Quakers, the word “elder” can mean several different things. As Elaine Emily explains, none of them have anything to do with age.
When Carter Nash decided to take seriously the Bible verse “God is love,” it changed everything.
Quakers believe that if we want to hear God, we need to listen.
Early in our history, Quakers were successful in business because of our integrity. In a field dominated by dishonest and manipulative practices, Quakers’ simplicity and honesty was a breath of fresh air. Could the same approach work today in politics?
In order to have a healthy relationship with God, Quaker author Phil Gulley says that we must first unlearn what we’ve been taught.
Some say that going for a walk in the woods is a spiritual practice, but what’s the point? According to Doug Gwyn, early Quaker writings teach that in order to understand our place in Earth’s ecosystem, we are called to reach out and connect to the nonverbal world.
Stephanie Crumley-Effinger was “recorded” as a minister in Indiana Yearly Meeting in 1982. We talked with her about the recording process, and what she’s learned about Quaker ministry since.
After the Pulse Nightclub shooting in 2016, Friends at Orlando Meeting called for a special worship. Later they learned that Quakers from all over the world had joined them.
As a lifelong Quaker, Arthur Larrabee was frustrated that he couldn’t answer the question, “What do Quakers believe?” So he set out to do just that.
Some of the oldest documents that Mary Crauderueff handles in her role as curator of Quaker Collections at Haverford College date back to the 1650s, when Quakers published theology tracts that often became back-and-forth conversations with anti-Quaker writers.