Quaker painter Adrian Martinez works in solitude yet craves the communal silence of Quaker worship. We talk with him about art, spirituality, and how a poor kid from D.C. wound up painting for U.S. presidents.
After 25 years as a computer programmer, Mark Helpsmeet realized in 2005 that it wasn’t what he felt called to do. With help from his Quaker community, he discovered he was led to start a radio show on a small local station. Today his show Northern Spirit Radio is broadcast on over 32 stations nationwide.
Greg Williams brings a spiritual presence into activist circles. We talked with him about Black Lives Matter and the Quaker legacy of nonviolent activism.
Environmental sustainability is a global concern. How do Quakers approach this work? We talked with two Friends who have collaborated with Quakers from around the world to answer this question.
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?
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.
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.”
Peterson Toscano tried everything he could to “cure” himself of being gay. Then he discovered Quakers. Now he travels the country telling his story.
Quaker professor George Lakey’s 8 nonviolent strategies to respond to terrorism piqued the Pentagon’s interest. Learn what happened next.
In this week’s QuakerSpeak, Friends explore the time-tested practice of Quaker traveling ministry, still a powerful tool for Friends meetings to “renew their minds and wake up”.