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.
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.
Sometimes the most challenging parts of our faith tradition end up being the most rewarding. According to Lloyd Lee Wilson, it takes a commitment.
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?