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Finding My Place as a Transitional Friend

I have read and re-read the wonderful Friends Journal article “Quakers Are Way Cooler Than You Think” by Emma M. Churchman (Apr. 2012). She names various dimensions of disconnect that many young Friends (teenage through 30s) feel toward Quaker institutions. She counsels: Be willing to transform. The structure of monthly and yearly meetings doesn’t work for a lot of younger Friends. Many young adult🔒

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Daniel Allen divides his time between Quaker projects and writing software for the University of Waterloo. He is a member of Kitchener Area (Ontario) Meeting.


Posted in: Features, September 2014
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