Who Is John Woolman?

Quaker icon John Woolman balanced activism with an inward contemplative spirituality. Michael Birkel, Professor of Christian Spirituality at Earlham School of Religion, shares more.

Jon Watts

Jon Watts

Jon Watts launched and directed the QuakerSpeak project for its first 6 seasons. Keep up to date with Jon’s work at his website.

3 thoughts on “Who Is John Woolman?

  1. Not the best video, but clearly not the worst. While the content was informative the delivery was more than lackluster.

    I would prefer to read the transcript without having to watch the video

  2. Another wonderful contribution to educating us all in weekly, bite-sized chunks. Jon Watts, Friends Journal and all the collaborators of Quaker Speak are doing us a great service – thank you, once again!

    I will be using a Quaker Speak video during a presentation about Quakers to some San Jose middle school students next week – a great way to share more than just my voice on the topic of particular interest to them (Quakers, war and peace). And I have just recommended a friend who is interested in Quakers use Quaker Speak to explore our faith tradition.

  3. Professor Birkel: Please consider doing a presentation on William Edmundson. His journal is most fascinating and he was the first to denounce slavery every in the Quaker community.

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