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Kindling a Spark: Young Friends Voicing a Need for a Radical, Spiritual Quakerism

You know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep.… The night is far gone, the day is near. Let us then lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. —Romans 13:11–12 A little over a year ago I sat at the Young Adult Friends’ Gathering in Burlington, New Jersey, and listened while Friends expressed needs: to learn more about early Friends and early Quakerism, to become more evangelical in our faith, and to begin a dialogue between different branches of Quakerism. Some Friends spoke of🔒

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Anna Obermayer is entering her senior year at Earlham College in Richmond, Ind. Anna likes to read and write queer theory and Christian theology, and is also interested in human rights law. She feels called to ministry through writing and maintains a Quaker theology blog “Raised In The Light,”


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