What is a Quaker query? As shopkeepers and businesspeople, Quakers developed queries as a way of taking “moral and spiritual inventory” of themselves. Doug Gwyn explains.
If you bring your children to a Quaker meeting, what will their experience be?
While Quakers believe that we all can be ministers, some are given leadings to commit themselves to ministries deeper and farther afield. How do meetings help discern and support these leadings?
We talk with Friends from New England Yearly Meeting about how to deepen Quaker meeting for worship.
When Quakers have a tough decision to make, we help each other listen by holding a clearness committee.
This summer we traveled to New England Yearly Meeting and asked Quakers from all over the region: how does your meeting do outreach? How do you welcome newcomers?
If you claimed conscientious objector status, would a draft board believe you? Curt Torell of Quaker House has some tips for making sure they do.
Not every Quaker meeting has a paid pastor, but some have found it helpful. Margaret Webb, pastor of New Garden Meeting in North Carolina, explains her role.
How do Friends support one another in discernment? Sometimes, it involves gathering in a Quaker clearness committee.
Quakers talk about following our “leadings.” But what is a leading? What does it feel like to have one?
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