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Spiritual Deepening

Grounding Exercise

Videos and Podcasts

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  1. Watch this video, Witness and Testimony, by Jewels of Quakerism. 28 minutes.

    Originally published by Jewels of Quakerism. Public domain.

  2. Watch this QuakerSpeak video, How Spirituality Makes Activism More Effective. 5 minutes. 

    ORIGINAL VIDEO FROM WWW.QUAKERSPEAK.COM. A PROJECT OF FRIENDS JOURNAL. FILMED AND EDITED BY JON WATTS

  3. Watch this QuakerSpeak video, How Quakers can Transform the World. 3 minutes.

    ORIGINAL VIDEO FROM WWW.QUAKERSPEAK.COM. A PROJECT OF FRIENDS JOURNAL. FILMED AND EDITED BY JON WATTS

  4. Watch this video of the 2014 Swarthmore Lecture given by Quaker author and academic Ben Pink Dandelion. Ben’s lecture explores the theme of transformation and ends with a call for us as Quakers to return to a transforming and transformational faith. One hour.

    Woodbrooke. Originally published on August 14, 2014.

  5. Watch this QuakerSpeak video, The Faithfulness Lecture, featuring Traci Hjelt Sullivan. 

    ORIGINAL VIDEO FROM WWW.QUAKERSPEAK.COM. A PROJECT OF FRIENDS JOURNAL. FILMED AND EDITED BY JON WATTS

  1. Listen to episode 03 of the podcast, On Carrying a Concern, with Melody Brazo and the Keefe-Perrys. 

    On Carrying a Concern is produced as a ministry under the care of Fresh Pond Monthly Meeting (Cambridge, MA) and with the financial support of New England Yearly Meeting's Legacy Gift Fund.

  2. Listen to Episode 8 of the On Carrying a Concern podcast with Angela Hopkins and the Keefe-Perrys. 

    On Carrying a Concern is produced as a ministry under the care of Fresh Pond Monthly Meeting (Cambridge, MA) and with the financial support of New England Yearly Meeting's Legacy Gift Fund.

  1. Other questions for discussion:

    • Historically Friends distinguished themselves as a peculiar people – refusing hat honor and titles, not taking oaths, lifting up the equality of women, native peoples, etc… In what ways do you see that Friends today have practices that set them apart “from the crowd?
    • What are the Quaker Testimonies?
    • Can you share about an action in the world that inspired you – one that you understand to be born of faith? 
    • In what ways can spirituality ground activism?
    • What about Quakerism propels us transform the world?
    • Where in daily life are opportunities for being a pattern or example?

    • What events, relationships, and people have been significant to your faith life?