Creating a Campus Quaker Culture

Processing a trip to an Amish settlement with my Guilford College “Plain People” course, a Quaker student shared with me his deepest impression. “I felt the power of tradition and community there,” he said. “I wish I had access to that kind of power in my life.” Why would a young Friend raised in a Quaker home and meeting, living in an intentional community founded by Friends, and attending a Quaker college express such longing? Don’t Quakers have traditions? Aren’t we the Religious Society of Friends? Unfortunately, apart from some outstanding Quaker camping programs, sustained work at🔒

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Max L. Carter is the director of Friends Center at Guilford College and a member of New Garden (N.C.) Meeting. Before Guilford, he served at the Ramallah Friends Schools, Earlham, Friends Select, and Friends Central.

Posted in: Features, January 2001

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