How do people concerned with peace and justice operate in times of intense polarization? According to Quaker author and activist George Lakey, it’s a moment of tremendous opportunity.
“A (very) brief history of Quakers” was created at a Young Friends lock-in in Richmond, Virginia. With over 100,000 views on YouTube, it’s one of the most popular Quaker videos ever produced. Here’s how it happened.
As a lifelong artist, Maggie Nelson began to notice some similarities between her experience in Quaker worship and her approach in the studio.
As a kid growing up in holiness-influenced Indiana Quakerism, Max Carter was taught to avoid a long list of sins, including soft drinks—“which led to hard drinks!“—and dancing—“a vertical expression of a horizontal desire!”
Being a Quaker isn’t just about sitting in silence for an hour on Sunday morning. Fritz Weiss shares some of the ways he carries his Quakerism throughout the week.
For years, Eric Baker was the music director at an evangelical christian church with over 6,000 members. Now he belongs to the local Friends Meeting. What drew him to Quakers?
What does Quaker prayer look like? Australian Friend David Johnson says it’s something every human being does naturally, and it leads to inordinate spiritual refreshment.
How accurate are modern translations of the Bible? Quaker translator Sarah Ruden says they’re often missing nuance. And humor.
Sitting in silence with a group of people every week can be an intimate experience. How do Quaker worship spaces encourage that?
What do Quakers believe? How do we practice our faith? The best place to look for the answers might be in a book of faith and practice. Here’s what they are and how they evolved over time.