I Am a Quaker

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 40 People

    Quakerism used to have separate business

    meetings for men and women. Now this may sound terribly sexist until you learn that the reason why this was done was so the women wouldn't be intimidated by the men. Both business meetings had to approve an idea before it could go forward. This was a major step towards equality...
    emperornorton47 emperornorton47
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Aug 20, 2015

    My Experience

    I converted from Catholicism at age 13.  Since getting to college, I've had a hard time keeping up with the Quaker community, and I've been feeling a little disconnected from my faith at large due to the lack of a Quaker group on campus.
    yossarianlives54 yossarianlives54
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 8, 2007

    Just ran into an atheist

    who tried to tell me that the early Quakers were "secular humanists". Now I consider myself a secular humanist, but this dope was dead wrong about the Quakers and their origins. The reason why he insisted on this was that I had pointed out that it was due to the Friends that...
    emperornorton47 emperornorton47
    56-60, M
    Aug 2, 2015

    What do you think about Northwest Yearly

    Meeting kicking out one of their meetings/churches because they were friendly to LGBT individuals?
    emperornorton47 emperornorton47
    56-60, M
    Aug 2, 2015

    Confused.

    I really like the core ideas of quakerism, but I hate going to meeting. I just can't do it. Everyone there is very very liberal/slightly biased and I always feel targetted when they talk about certain types of people. Politics and such just shouldnt be brought up at church. I...
    Lmckibben8211 Lmckibben8211
    16-17
    1 Response Mar 11, 2012

    I was an attender for most of my life.

    Went to Quaker schools, worked at Quaker summer camps and became a teacher in a Quaker school. I never became a Quaker because I couldn't reconcile my feelings toward non-violence. I believe in the mission of Friends' schools to my core, and saw to my daughter attending them as...
    padraig17325 padraig17325
    56-60, M
    Aug 20, 2015

    How To Turn Six Dollars Into Six Thousand

    Dollars: I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little while back I was browsing through newsgroups just like you are now and came across an article similar to this that said you could make thousands of dollars within weeks with only an initial investment...
    manusundr manusundr
    46-50, M
    Aug 22, 2015

    I am a quaker and i am apart of the baltimore

    yearly meeting and fredrick monthly and i am a young friend. Its my last year in Maryland and i know that other places dont host meeting like BYM does. I dont like being preached to and im not that religious i just like the community and what quakers stand for. I found a place i...
    anicathegfofamarine anicathegfofamarine
    18-21, F
    Dec 15, 2013
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