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.
The goal of the project is to educate and engage viewers and invite them into a Quaker community, as well as to help existing Quaker communities become more responsive to these (and other) newcomers. Because of the open and inherently shareable YouTube platform and our careful attention to the content and Internet-native marketing of our videos, more people will have the opportunity to experience Quaker insights and be drawn closer to Friends and Friends meetings.
The Quaker way emerged in circumstances like those we face today. Max Carter, a professor at Guilford College, shares the story of George Fox, who went seeking for spiritual answers and found them not in a church, but within.
As we share these videos, we want to help viewers take the next steps toward Quaker engagement. We also hope to prepare Friends meetings to welcome and interact with QuakerSpeak viewers and other newcomers in ways that are likelier to deepen real-life engagement with a Quaker community. QuakerSpeak seeks to give viewers worldwide an experience that is entertaining, informative, inspiring, challenging, inviting, unifying, and collaborative.