Tag Archives | Outreach


The Shape We Take

Growing diverse leadership in Baltimore Yearly Meeting.

Dyresha Harris, outreach and inclusion coordinator for Baltimore Yearly Meeting and a director of Catoctin Quaker Camp, has engaged in diversity education for 15 years, conducting training throughout the mid-Atlantic. Dyresha earned her BA in sociology and political science at McGill University and her MA at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Learning from Quakers in Corporate America

Our meetings can learn techniques for outreach and delegation.

Norval D. Reece is a cable television entrepreneur, former Secretary of Commerce of Pennsylvania, a lifelong Quaker, and member of Newtown (Pa.) Meeting. He is on the boards of Friends Fiduciary Corporation, Earlham School of Religion, and Haverford College Corporation, and the American Friends Service Committee's Steve Cary Leadership Fund. He serves on the program committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting's Friends in Business.

Posted in: October 2012: Wall Street, Main Street, and Meetinghouse Road
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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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Seekers and Shooters: A Quaker Photojournalist Reflects on Witnessing

By the time I graduated from college, I had burned out as an activist. I’d spent years telling people, stridently, […]

Michael Forster Rothbart, a member of Ann Arbor (Mich.) Meeting, currently attends Butternuts Meeting in Oneonta, N.Y. He recently returned from two years in Chernobyl on a Fulbright Fellowship to photograph and interview people who still live near the site of the nuclear disaster. His photographs are traveling on exhibit; see http://www.afterchernobyl.com for details.

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Anne Parrish: Unsung Friend

The ministries of Quaker women who notably served the Religious Society of Friends have received well‐deserved attention. In most cases, […]

Greg Barnes is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting. This article is adapted from text in his forthcoming book on Arch Street Meeting House. His last book was A Biography of Lillian and George Willoughby, 20th-Century Peace Activists.

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Three Quakers and Jesus: Excerpts From a Quaker Quest Session

At the Friends General Conference Gathering in Johnstown last June, Mary Jo Clogg and Elaine Crauderueff facilitated a weeklong Quaker […]

Christina Repoley attends Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting. She recently served as peace education coordinator for American Friends Service Committee's Southeast Regional Office. She now serves on Friends General Conference's Youth Ministries Committee. She is a student in the Masters of Divinity program at Candler School of Theology, Emory University.

Rex Sprouse is a member of Bloomington (Ind.) Meeting. He currently serves as clerk of Whitewater Quarterly Meeting, as co-clerk of Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting's Discipline Revision Committee, and is a member of Friends General Conference's Central Committee. He is a professor of Germanic Studies and Second Language Studies at Indiana University.

Steve Chase is a member of Putney (Vt.) Meeting and the founding director of the master's program in Environmental Advocacy and Organizing at Antioch University New England in Keene, N.H. He is also on Friends General Conference's Quaker Quest Traveling Training Team.

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A Model for Growth and Rejuvenation of Monthly Meetings

Growing up in Moorestown (N.J.) Meeting, I remember being in awe of a meetinghouse that was, at least to a […]

Larry Van Meter, a member of Moorestown (N.J.) Meeting, is head of Moorestown Friends School.

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A Non-Quaker’s Quaker Perspective

It is ironic that most of us who benefit from a Quaker education are not Quaker. As a middle school […]

Michael Zimmerman is the director of Friends Select School's lower school in Philadelphia, Pa.

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Vibrant Meetings Grow the Religious Society of Friends

In 2007, Friends World Committee for Consultation reported 35,413 unprogrammed Friends, about one‐tenth of 1 percent of the U.S. population. […]

Lynn Fitz-Hugh is a member of Eastside Meeting in Bellevue, Wash. She is also a therapist and a mother. She is part of Friends General Conference's Traveling Ministry Program.

Posted in: 2008, Features, May 2008
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Quaker Quest

What exactly is Quaker Quest? This question arose time and time again at the FGC Gathering, where it was making […]

Mary Jo Clogg is a member of North West London Area Meeting, Britain Yearly Meeting. Formerly librarian of Woodbrooke Quaker Study Center, she is still an associate tutor, occasionally leading training events for elders and overseers. She has been a member of the Quaker Quest core group since its inception, and she serves on the Traveling Quaker Quest team.

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