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Hello! My name is Jon Watts, I’m the director of the QuakerSpeak project here at Friends Journal and instead of our weekly video this week we wanted to bring your attention to something special: this month’s issue of Friends Journal. Let’s see if I can get it in focus here. There we go.
This month, Friends Journal’s August issue is all about QuakerSpeak over the past 5 years. If you don’t get Friends Journal, there’s good news: the issue is available for free to read online at FriendsJournal.org. It’s got articles by some QuakerSpeak favorites like my old professor Max Carter at Guilford. It’s got articles by QuakerSpeak fans and highlights from each season, and a list of our top ten most viewed videos ever.
It has been such a blessing and a humbling experience for me to get to spend the last five years traveling around and having these meaningful conversations with Friends and then publishing the results online and making Quakerism more available around the world.
So thanks so much to the editorial team here at Friends Journal who worked hard on this issue, thank you to Max Carter for his contribution to it… it was really fun to read his experience of me when I was a freshman in college way back in 2002 and to reflect on my journey that brought me to doing this kind of work.
And thanks to you for watching and supporting the QuakerSpeak project. We wouldn’t have been able to come this far without your help and support. Speaking of which, we published some comments from the QuakerSpeak youtube channel and also the QuakerSpeak website and those made it into this issue, so if you’ve ever commented on a video, you might be published in this month’s Friends Journal, just another reason for you to check it out.
And if you’re not already a Friends Journal member, I’d like to encourage you to try it out. Not only will you get a great magazine every month, but you also support us in creating more great content like QuakerSpeak and making Quakerism available to the world. So check that out at FriendsJournal.org/join
Thanks so much for watching these 5 years, and we’ll be back in your feed next week with a normal weekly video. Have a great Thursday.