Quaker icon John Woolman balanced activism with an inward contemplative spirituality. Michael Birkel, Professor of Christian Spirituality at Earlham School of Religion, shares more.
Was Richard Nixon a Quaker? It’s a question we hear a lot. Quaker author and historian Larry Ingle tackles the question.
Historically, Quakers are known for abstaining from drinking alcohol. What was the reason behind Quaker teetotalism? Was that always the case?
What are the most relevant Bible passages to the Quaker faith? Mark Wutka shares his list.
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.