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FGC Gathering 2015 Plenary: Daryl Atkinson & Scott Holmes

Video recording from the 2015 FGC Gathering.

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Interview with Lynn and Steve Newsom

Watch our bonus interview with the directors of Quaker House (transcript available below). Links and resources: Quaker House website My Path to Quaker House by Lynn Newsom, from January 2014 issue What Is Moral Injury and Why Should Friends Care?, by Kristen Richardson, in the August 2015 issue, shares recent work on moral injury that has taken […]


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A new Quaker YouTube project

QuakerSpeak is a new web video series aimed at communicating Quaker experience in ways that are appealing and energizing, particularly to religious seekers and to Friends meetings interested in growing in number and level of engagement.

Gabriel Ehri is Executive Director of Friends Publishing Corporation


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Seeking Salt and Light Among Friends

A video documentary of the Sixth World Conference of Friends

Dana Kester-McCabe is a member of Wicomico River (Maryland) Meeting on the Mid-Atlantic coast of the United States. Documentary Â© 2013 Dana Kester-McCabe.

Find out more about the Sixth World Conference of Friends including another fine documentary chronicling the event at: http://​www​.saltandlight2012​.org.

 


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FJ Interview with Eric Moon

Eric Moon is the author of “Categorically Not the Testimonies” in the June/July 2013 issue of Friends Journal. In our interview, he talks about the evolution of the modern testimonies and how they simultaneously inspire and limit us. Bonus material:  In the article, Eric talks about a survey he has workshop participants conduct at Quaker […]

Eric Moon is a member of Berkeley (Calif.) Meeting and a staff person for the Western Region of the American Friends Service Committee.


Posted in: June/July 2013: Quaker Testimonies, Online Features, Video
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FJ Interview with Gretchen Castle

This week Gretchen Castle attended the inaugural mass of Pope Francis as the Quaker representative on the Christian World Communion. We caught up with her a few days later and talked about the inauguration, her role in the Christian World Communion, and the changes facing our denominations.

Gretchen Castle is general secretary of Friends World Committee for Consultation, an organization that encourages fellowship among all the branches of the Religious Society of Friends. As part of her role she is the Quaker representative to the Christian World Communion and was invited to the inaugural mass of Pope Francis on March 19, 2013.

This interview was conducted by Friends Journal Editor Martin Kelley. The transcript has been lightly edited.


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FJ Interview with Al Vernacchio

FJ Interview with Al Vernacchio

Al Vernacchio’s article, “Friends Schools and Healthy Sexuality” appears in the March 2013 issue of Friends Journal. Al teaches sexuality at Friends’ Central School in Wynnewood, Pa. FRIENDS JOURNAL: You’ve written an article about teaching sexual education in the Quaker classroom. How did Liberal Friends get to be on the forefront of talking about sexuality? […]

Al Vernacchio teaches and organizes sexually-themed programs and assemblies, provides parent education on human sexuality topics, and is one of the faculty advisors for the Gay-Straight Alliance at Friends’ Central School in Wynnewood, Pa. His work has been featured as a cover story in the New York Times Magazine.

This interview was conducted by Friends Journal Editor Martin Kelley.


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When Quaker Process Fails: An Interview with John M. Coleman

John M. Coleman’s October 2012 feature, When Quaker Process Fails, looks at ways that Quaker institutions have avoided accountability and expertise. In our follow-up interview he shares the three essential conditions for good Quaker decision-making and tells us of some surprising places where Quaker process is being used.

John M. Coleman is an expert on business ethics and institutional governance.  He currently serves as chief operating officer of NCI Consulting LLC, and teaches a seminar on corporate governance at Rutgers University. He serves, or has served, in leadership positions on the boards of directors of four Fortune 500 public companies as well as those of many Quaker organizations. He was previously the Senior Vice President – Law and Public Affairs of Campbell Soup Company and a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. He is a member of Moorestown (N.J.) Meeting.

Martin Kelley is editor of Friends Journal.


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Friends, Homosexuality and the Bible: An Interview with Doug Bennett

Douglas C. Bennett is President Emeritus of Earlham College and a member of First Friends in Richmond, Indiana.


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