QuakerSpeak, April 2020

Season 7 is underway! Watch the premiere video now, featuring an activist Friend in California who talks about the power of silent worship in public protest settings.

“Any kind of march or public witness, we start with the silent witness, and that can be great and beautiful, because you’re in the middle of this march or this rally, and we’re this island of silence.… For me, the power is bringing that silent, loving, holding presence to a group of people who are angry, and so disturbed, and so frantic, and it can really bring another level.”

Laura Boles, member of Strawberry Creek Meeting in Berkley, Calif.

A project of Friends Journal. Filming by Jon Watts. Editing by Rebecca Hamilton‐Levi

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