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Quaker Study Group

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The Quaker Study Group aims to provide resources for anyone wishing to learn more about Quakers, Quakerism, and how Quaker faith and practice provides spiritual grounding for work to create social justice. The group posts readings and videos on this website and will sponsor talks and reading/discussion groups on Zoom (and in person when it is safe to do so).  We welcome the participation and inquiries of Meeting members, attenders, visitors, and the merely curious.

If you have expertise in a particular area that you’d be willing to share, please let us know.  To send suggestions for topics or material to be added to this website, or for more information about upcoming events, please email [email protected].

Activities will start in the fall of 2020 and will be announced on the Meeting's website and via the weekly email updates from the Meeting. If you would like to receive the weekly email, please contact [email protected].

RESOURCE LIST

The History of Friends

Most of the following resources are available through QuakerBooks of FGC or the Pendle Hill online bookstore.

  • Friends for 350 Years, Howard H. Brinton
  • Fit for Freedom, Not for Friendship: Quakers, African Americans, and the Myth of Racial Justice, Donna McDaniel and Vanessa Julye
  • Silence and Witness: The Quaker Tradition, Michael L. Birkel
  • Journal of George Fox
  • Journal of John Woolman
  • The Quiet Rebels: The Story of the Quakers in America, Margaret Hope Bacon
  • Portrait in Grey: A Short History of the Quakers, John Punshon
  • Quaker.org history section
  • "How Quakerism Began," QuakerSpeak video

Quaker Faith and Practice

Witness into Action

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Upcoming Events

Quaker Basics (Zoom)

Wednesday, Dec. 16

7:30 pm