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Are We Christian?
In his book Why Friends are Friends, Jack Willcuts claims that the first thing to say about us Quakers is…
Transitioning in the Light: A Quaker Community's Journey across the Gender Divide
I was feeling terribly alone on that cold February evening as I placed the call to Carole Hoage. Muscles knotted…
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…
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…
25 Years of Quaker Universalism
In May 2008, Quaker Universalist Fellowship turned 25 years old. Many Friends would argue that what we usually call Quaker…
Yo! Are You Amish?
Driving down Philadelphia’s South Street a few years ago, I was asked by a person who had pulled up next…
Kindling a Spark: Young Friends Voicing a Need for a Radical, Spiritual Quakerism
You know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep. . .…
FWCC and Affluent and Impoverished Friends
The October issue on the 70th anniversary of Friends World Committee for Consultation was a wonderful celebration of how Friends…
On Being a Catholic Quaker
Thirty years ago, driving home from a Catholic charismatic prayer meeting, I heard the inner words, "I want you to…
What exactly is Quaker Quest? This question arose time and time again at the FGC Gathering, where it was making…
Clearness Committees at the Crossroads of Our Working Lives
The fork in the road—it’s an experience that affects many of us at one time or another in the course…
Can Friends of diversified thinking remain united?
What a great week the Gathering was! I felt like a country boy attending his first county fair. There were…
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