What Brought Me to Quakerism?

One of Emma Turcotte’s teachers in high school was an Earlham alum, and he encouraged her to go there as well—that’s where she first learned about Quakers. Even then, she recalls, she didn’t really delve into faith and practice until a year abroad at a settlement in New Zealand. “I really loved it,” she says, “and the next year—senior year—applied to be in Quaker Voluntary Service.” Now she attends Beacon Hill Friends Meeting in Boston.

In this episode, Emma is joined by other Friends who discuss their initial experiences with Quakerism—and how they’ve led to an enduring commitment to worship. We invite you to share your Quaker origin story in our comments section.

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1 thought on “What Brought Me to Quakerism?

  1. As a life long and still practicing Catholic and getting involved with the Golden Rule project at Veterans for Peace I have come to realize through these videos and reading a little Philip Gulley that there is a little Quacker in me , and seems to be growing ??
    Thanks Jim

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