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Quakerism Left Me

Stories of a wandering generation.

Betsy Blake was recently accused of having a fake ID during a night out dancing, but she is in fact 36 years old. Currently residing in Philadelphia, Betsy is self-employed as a business and communications consultant for progressive businesses and organizations. She can be reached at [email protected].

The original version of this article included more of the author's stories of the experiences of her generation of Friends. You can read the un-cut version of "Quakerism Left Me" (original) here.

Posted in: December 2013: Outside the Quaker Bubble, Features
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Quakers are Way Cooler Than You Think

There are many ways to equip and engage young adult Friend members and attenders.

Emma M. Churchman is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington D.C. and an Associate Member of Chavakali Yearly Meeting in Kenya.  She founded and facilitates the Quaker Fellows program for Earlham College in Richmond, Ind., and she is completing her Master’s in Divinity degree at Earlham School of Religion.

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If we are to reach and garner the present day seekers who exist in every neighborhood, persons who are disillusioned over the effectiveness and value of the ordinary run of church service, our Quaker meetings must become unique centers of spiritual life, where there is felt a thrill of reality.

What Will Get Us Ready

If we are to reach and garner the present day seekers who exist in every neighborhood, persons who are disillusioned […]

One of the most influential Quakers of the 20th century, Rufus Jones was a historian and theologian as well as a philosopher.

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The Peaceable Kingdom 2.0: Young Adults and Quakerism’s Future

In this post‐Christendom, post‐9/11 country, there is a growing inter‐faith youth movement, thanks in part to the ability of new […]

Stephen Willis Dotson is a member of Goose Creek (Va.) Meeting who carries a concern for the future of Friends. This concern manifests in a desire to nurture rising generations, to facilitate Quaker engagement with ecumenical and inter-religious work, and to help the unique gifts of Quakerism reach those who are seeking them through both traditional and emerging technologies. He is a Board member for Friends Journal.

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Fidgeting in Worship

A Friend shares his process of settling into worship: “As I sit in meeting, I use prayer as a way […]

Greg Woods, a member of Columbia Friends Meeting in Missouri, has been involved in youth and young adult ministry for the past eight years. Currently he serves as the Assistant Coordinator of the Young Adult Leadership Development (YALD) Program at Pendle Hill. He graduated from Earlham College and in the fall he will start a MA program in Youth Ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary. In his free time, he enjoys traveling the world, attending demolition derbies, and telling jokes of all kinds.

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Support requested for Guilford Student detained by immigration

U.S. immigration officers recently detained a recent Guilford College student and attender at Spring Friends Meeting in North Carolina. Supporters […]

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Quaker College Intervisitation

The Quaker Community of Haverford College (QuaC) hosted 16 students from Earlham College and George Fox University in September 2010 […]

Carl Sigmond is a member of Germantown (Pa.) Meeting.

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A Tribute to the Gathering — And to My Father

Nine years ago, my father and I drove from our home in Philadelphia to the 2000 Friends General Conference Gathering […]

Carl Sigmond, a member of Germantown Monthly Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., is a first-year student at Haverford College. This past summer he interned at Friends Journal. He can be reached through his website, http://www.carlsigmond.com.

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Christian Peace Witness for Iraq: The Risks that Faith Asks

On April 29 of this year, I was blessed to attend the Christian Peace Witness for Iraq (CPWI) in Washington, […]

Stephen Dotson, a member of Goose Creek Meeting in Lincoln, Va., is currently serving as young adult leadership development coordinator at Pendle Hill study center in Wallingford, Pa. He is involved in Quakers Uniting in Publications, Quaker Quest, and World Student Christian Federation.

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Sexual Ethics: What Is Our Goal?

As I understand it, the central Quaker commitment is to listen to the Spirit’s promptings and act faithfully in accordance […]

Joanna Hoyt, a member of Portland (Maine) Meeting, has worked and worshiped for the last eight years at St. Francis Farm, a community in upstate New York that practices an alternative to the consumer culture through prayer, sustainable agriculture/forestry, and presence and assistance to neighbors.

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