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Stripping Down Quakerism for the Internet

An origin story for QuakerSpeak.

Max L. Carter is a member of New Garden Meeting in Greensboro, N.C. In 2015, he retired from Guilford College as the William R. Rogers director of Friends Center and Quaker studies.

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Meeting for Viewing: How QuakerSpeak Deepens Our Spirituality

How QuakerSpeak deepens our spirituality.

Krista Barnard began worshiping with Friends 40 years ago. She is a member of San Francisco (Calif.) Meeting and clerk of its Welcoming Committee. In addition to hosting after-worship discussions, she leads women鈥檚 Bible study, practices qi gong, and volunteers as a docent at the zoo.

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The author in his 2016 QuakerSpeak Interview.

Muslim? Quaker? Speak!

Becoming a visible Friend through a QuakerSpeak appearance.

Naveed Moeed is a British Pakistani who, after living in Europe and the Middle East, has settled in North Carolina. A member of Chapel Hill (N.C.) Meeting, he also attends a local mosque and serves as meeting liaison to groups working against racism and Islamophobia. Professionally he has worked in IT, but is currently a budding actor and photographer.

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Six Seasons of QuakerSpeak

Our pick of noteworthy videos from each season.

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Sun Moon Farm in Rindge, N.H. Photos courtesy Sun Moon Farms.

The Ministry of Quaker Farmers

How can we support the work of our local organic and regenerative farmers?

Rachel Van Boven is a student at Earlham School of Religion. She has been a regular attender of Quaker meetings for eight years. Her home is Bellingham, Wash., 15 miles from the land her grandfather farmed.

Posted in: Features, June/July 2019: Food Choices
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Feeding Young Adults with a Taste of Abundance

Creating connections and building community through food.

Emily Provance, a member of Fifteenth Street Meeting in New York City, is called to a ministry of hearth building. She is an associate of Good News Associates, which supports non-institutional ministries.

NiaDwynwen Thomas, a member of Northampton (Mass.) Meeting, serves as New England Yearly Meeting's Quaker practice and leadership facilitator.

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Vegetarianism in Quaker History

Food ethics has long been an important part of the tradition of Friends.

John Sniegocki is a member of Community Friends Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he and his family serve as resident caretakers. John teaches religious ethics and directs the Peace and Justice Studies program at Xavier University.

This online version of the June-July 2019 print article includes citations and references.

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Butcher Hogs for Sale

A sign on the side of the road sparks a crisis of conscience.

Dayna Baily lives in southeastern Pennsylvania with her family, for whom plant-based cooking is both a delicious source of good nutrition and a private form of nonviolent protest against a cruel status quo. She worships at Penn Hill Meeting in Wakefield, Pa., and participates in Baltimore Yearly Meeting鈥檚 Right Relationship with Animals Working Group.

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A Vegan Offers Three Reasons for Hope

Plant鈥恇ased lifestyles are getting easier than ever.

A member of Herndon (Va.) Meeting, Margaret Fisher is clerk of Baltimore Yearly Meeting鈥檚 Working Group on Right Relationship with Animals. She enjoys photographing insects while on wildlife surveys and spends much of her free time working for a native plant campaign in northern Virginia.

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Letting the Higher Power Do It

An eating disorder makes food and fellowship difficult.

B is a Quaker who finds that the 12 Steps have enriched her spirituality. You can write to her at [email protected].

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