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Sharing Our Faith with the Nones

Marketing ourselves to the “spiritual but not religious.”

Thomas H. Jeavons is a scholar-in-residence at the Earlham School of Religion. He was general secretary of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting from 1996 to 2006 and executive secretary of Baltimore Yearly Meeting from 1978 to 1988. He remains a member of Swarthmore (Pa.) Meeting though he currently lives in Indiana. The original speech on which this article is based can be found at Esr.earlham.edu.

Posted in: December 2013: Outside the Quaker Bubble, Features
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Advent: Darkness, Waiting, Light, and Hope

Last year, as Advent approached, it was the beginning of a very difficult time for me and my family. The […]

Thomas H. Jeavons, general secretary of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, is a member of Swarthmore (Pa.) Meeting. ©2001 Thomas H. Jeavons

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The Unifying Vision of Quakers

When people ask you what Quakers believe, what do you tell them? Many Friends re‐spond in one of two unhelpful […]

Thomas H. Jeavons is a member of Swarthmore (Pa.) Meeting and serves as general secretary of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.

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So What Can We Say Now? Suggestions for Explaining Quakerism

Margaret Fell, “the mother of Quakerism,” describes an occasion when George Fox challenged his listeners to recognize the experiential nature […]

Thomas H. Jeavons, general secretary of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, is a member of Swarthmore (Pa.) Meeting.

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Among Friends December 2013

The call to call out.

Gabriel Ehri is the executive director of Friends Journal.

Posted in: Among Friends, December 2013: Outside the Quaker Bubble
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Cheers and Applause for a Quaker Minute?!

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What Is Worship For?

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Stewardship and the Practice of Faith

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Who We Are, Whose We Are, and What Matters

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The Curious Task of Religious Leadership

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