Why are Quaker graveyards different? Early Quakers believed that ornate gravestones communicated the dominion of the upper classes, even in death. Earlham College professor Tom Hamm takes us through the history of Quaker cemeteries.
Why Quakers are called Quakers: the name “Quaker” was originally intended as an insult, until the Religious Society of Friends took it on and claimed it for themselves.
Vanessa Julye, author of “Fit For Freedom, Not For Friendship: Quakers, African Americans, and the Myth of Racial Justice” discusses overcoming racism in the Religious Society of Friends.
“You’re a Quaker? You mean, like, Amish?” It’s something every Quaker has heard. Max Carter educates us on the differences between the two.
The Quaker conviction of equality sometimes caused small changes in behavior that ultimately had radical consequences. Thomas Hamm explains the origins of Quaker plain speech.
Quakers threw out everything they saw as “empty forms” in the church of their day, including communion and baptism.
The Quaker testimony on equality began in worship, and it began with the experience that women were called by the Spirit of God to speak in the ministry.
The act of creating music from Quaker spiritual writings helped Paulette Meier through a difficult time in her life. These songs are unlike anything you’ve ever heard.
We talked with George Lakey about Quakers’ call to struggle, the myth that violence works, and how that’s all changing.
The Quaker way emerged in circumstances like those we face today. Max Carter, a professor at Guilford College, shares the story of George Fox, who went seeking for spiritual answers and found them not in a church, but within.
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