Tag Archives | Meeting for Worship


Stripping Down Quakerism for the Internet

An origin story for QuakerSpeak.

Max L. Carter is a member of New Garden Meeting in Greensboro, N.C. In 2015, he retired from Guilford College as the William R. Rogers director of Friends Center and Quaker studies.

Posted in: Features, QuakerSpeak at Five
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Forum May 2018

Letters and commentary from our readers.

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April 2018 Full Issue Access

Members can download the full PDF or read any article online (see links below). Features: “Nurturing Growth and Healing through […]

FJ Members can download the full PDF of the April issue or read any article online.

Posted in: Full Access, Healing
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Meeting for Worship for Healing

A largely forgotten Quaker practice brings healing and wholeness once more.

Richard K. Lee and Sarah M. (Sally) Lloyd are members of Red Cedar Meeting in Lansing, Mich.

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The Tapestry of Meeting for Worship

Viewpoint: Uncovering a new dimension of meeting.

Thomas Sander lives in Lincoln, Mass.


Posted in: The Art of Dying, Viewpoint
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Book Clubs of Friends Meetings

Friends share what their meetings are reading.

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"Eirith Monthly Meeting," a oil painting by Samuel Lucas

Exploring the Unwritten Rules of Meeting for Worship

How does an internalized sense of rules influence the quality of meeting for worship?

Debbie Humphries is a member of Hartford (Conn.) Meeting. She carries a concern for the strength and vitality of the Religious Society of Friends. Her experience traveling among Friends has provided an opportunity to hear how the Spirit is moving among us, and to reflect deeply on how our practices—our forms—both nurture and limit the life of the Spirit among us.

Posted in: August 2014, Features
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A New Year’s top five: The most popular articles of 2013

We’ve been sharing our most‐read articles of 2012 on Facebook and Twitter. Here they are along with highlights from the […]

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Encouraging Each Other’s Faith and Truths

My thoughts about Friends United Meeting and its relationship with Friends in New England have changed a lot over the […]

Hannah Zwirner is a lifelong attender of Beacon Hill Meeting in Boston and of New England Yearly Meeting. She is currently studying religion and history at Harvard Extension School. Over the years as she has grown into the adult community in NEYM, she has felt a strong calling to help the yearly meeting learn to communicate effectively with each other and to involve Young Adult Friends in both worship and business.

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The Way We Sit in Meeting for Worship

Sitting is essential to life as a primate. The fact that we have the ischial tuberosity—the “sitz bone”—is perhaps as […]

James Zug, a member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting, is the author of six books, including The Long Conversation: 125 Years of Sidwell Friends School, 1883-2008. His latest book, Run to the Roar: Coaching to Overcome Fear, was published in November 2010.

Posted in: Features
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