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How Quakers Turn Hierarchy on its Head

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Quakers make decisions together in such a way that ideally, everyone’s voice is heard. For Gil George, it’s a revolutionary process.

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  1. David Tehr

    City & State
    Perth, Western Australia
    “The means we use often determines which end-goal really happens”

    I have always said:
    “Get the process right, and we will get the right policy”

    Annual General Elections (for ALL elected representative legislatures), please!

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  3. JDM

    City & State
    South Bend, IN
    I think this account may leave out the extent to which Quakers have historically operated using hierarchal structures. I am thinking specifically of Monthly, Quarterly, and Yearly Meetings. For example, its inconceivable to think of Quakers taking a corporate anti-slavery stance during the eighteenth century without hierarchical organization and decision making.
    Because of the Monthly, Quarterly, and Yearly Meeting Structures, the anti-slavery concerns of individual meetings were able to be taken to higher and higher levels of church polity, and Quakers were eventually able to take an institution stand against buying slavery that would influence later abolition efforts in Britain and the United States. Our Monthly, Quarterly, and Yearly Meeting structures are much weaker now–and so is our political power.

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