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Letting Our Light Shine

A how-to on outreach online.

Mackenzie Morgan is a software engineer and a member of Adelphi (Md.) Meeting. She is currently serving as clerk of the meeting’s Communications Subcommittee, and is a member of Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Advancement and Outreach Committee.


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7 Advices for Online Gospel Ministry

Bringing faithfulness and witness to communications on social media. 🔒

Kathleen Wooten (Fresh Pond Meeting in Cambridge, Mass.) carries a concern for how we are faithful in virtual and actual community, and lets her life speak, tweet, and post as faithfully as she is able. Her occasional blog can be found at quakerkathleen.wordpress.com. She also serves as events coordinator of New England Yearly Meeting.


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Walking Cheerfully Over the Web

Community management in the manner of Friends. 🔒

Isaac Smith is a member of Frederick Meeting in Frederick, Md., where he lives with his wife and son.


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Violent Video Games and Quaker Teens

How values are tested.

Greyson Acquaviva is a student at Howard Gardner School in Alexandria, Va. He likes playing basketball and soccer and is interested in filmmaking. He is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.).


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Organizing Young Adult Friends Online

How do we reach out to younger Friends struggling to find a local community?

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Behind the Scenes of QuakerSpeak

An interview with project director Jon Watts.

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We Think We’re Separate

Quaker honesty requires us to acknowledge what we are addressing and what we are ignoring.

Robin Mohr has served as executive secretary of the Friends World Committee for Consultation Section of the Americas since 2011. She and her husband, Christopher, are members of Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., and have two sons, now in high school and college.


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What Unites Us

If we want a world without war, we must first accept our own Quaker family.

Gretchen Castle serves as general secretary of Friends World Committee for Consultation–World Office in London, which works across the four section offices around the world and represents Friends at the world level. Gretchen is a member of Doylestown (Pa.) Meeting.


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The World Plenary Meeting in Pisac, Peru, January 2016. Photo (c) Vanessa Julye.

The Quaker Family

Do Friends survive on the world stage because of our wide theological diversity. 🔒

Now retired from her professional life in human resources, Elaine Green focuses on Quaker responsibilities. A member of Bury Saint Edmunds Local Meeting, she is currently studying for a postgraduate certificate in Quaker studies through Woodbrooke College (accredited by Lancaster University).


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Quaker teachers, families, and students at the Ottawa School, Indian Territory, 1872. Courtesy of the Quaker Collection at Haverford College.

Quaker Indian Boarding Schools

Facing our history and ourselves.

Paula Palmer’s Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples ministry is under the care of Boulder (Colo.) Meeting. She offers Toward Right Relationship workshops in churches, schools, and colleges. Her 60-minute slide presentation on the Quaker Indian boarding schools and additional resources are posted at boulderfriendsmeeting.org/ipc-right-relationship.


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