When Quakers have a tough decision to make, we help each other listen by holding a clearness committee.
Quaker Ben Pink Dandelion joined Friends because they were working for peace and shared values with anarchists. Then he had a spiritual awakening.
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?
Every 5 years, Friends World Committee for Consultation publishes a map of Quakers worldwide. We talk with Gretchen Castle, General Secretary of FWCC, about Friends around the world.
For Anthony Smith, discovering the Religious Society of Friends was an opportunity to develop his spiritual understanding and personal theology.
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.
Not everyone in Quaker Meeting speaks the same theological language, but Friends have a way to listen for the Spirit behind the words.
Being opposed to war doesn’t mean that Quakers aren’t supportive of soldiers. As Lenore Yarger puts it, “military members are also victims of war in their own way.”
How do Friends support one another in discernment? Sometimes, it involves gathering in a Quaker clearness committee.