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Vibrant silence

Every now and again I take part in a Quaker Meeting for Worship that is totally silent: a whole hour where not a word is spoken. To an outsider looking in, all these occasions may look the same, bu...
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Transition Quaker: What is Quakerism For?

Transition Quaker: What is Quakerism For? | Quaker Spirituality | Scoop.it

One of the ways that Early Friends differed most from modern Quakers is that they were able to say with great clarity and conviction just what the purpose of the Quaker Way is:

"The main thing in religion is to keep the conscience pure to the Lord, to know the guide, to follow the guide, to receive from him the light whereby I am to walk; and not to take things for truths because others see them to be truths, but to wait till the spirit makes them manifest to me."

(Isaac Penington)

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A really clear description of the Quaker Way of listening to the inner guide, discernment, testimony and ministry, all flowing from the Spirit.

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A Very Short Introduction to Quakerism · News · Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre

A Very Short Introduction to Quakerism · News · Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre | Quaker Spirituality | Scoop.it

Podcasts of lectures by Ben Pink Dandelion, Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre tutor & Honorary Professor and Programmes Leader for the Centre for Postgraduate Quaker Studies at the University of Birmingham - including 'Who are the Quakers?' and 'Quaker Worship and Witness'

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http://www.experiment-with-light.org.uk/

http://www.experiment-with-light.org.uk/ | Quaker Spirituality | Scoop.it

Resources and guidance about the Experiment with Light practice, inspired by the writings and practice of early Friends

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What it means to be a Quaker today

What it means to be a Quaker today | Quaker Spirituality | Scoop.it

I am a Quaker. And the purpose of this session is to explore that phrase in depth. 'I'm a Quaker'. What does 'I'm a Quaker' mean today? It is a topic that covers the whole of our religious society.

Read what Geoffrey Durham said here, or listen to his talk at http://www.quaker.org.uk/sites/default/files/What-it-means-to-be-a-Quaker-today.mp3

 

 

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Trusting in the Spirit: a reflection on Quaker discernment from Friends in BYM

Trusting in the Spirit: a reflection on Quaker discernment from Friends in BYM | Quaker Spirituality | Scoop.it

Listening was described as 'offering a problem to God and waiting in the Light', whether in Meeting for Worship, in personal prayer or in daily life. The process of patient openness to God's guidance can be prolonged and uncomfortable. It demands a willingness to sit with fear, impatience and discontent, to feel lost and helpless, a readiness to 'set sail beyond sight of land'.  A Friend described it as being 'made tender' by the struggle to remain authentic.

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A summary of Quaker insights into the process of discernment, involving listening to the Spirit, listening to one another, coming to unity. Prepared for BYM 2013

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'Turn in humble wonder to the Light'

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American Friend Thomas Kelly writes about Quaker spirituality in 'A Testament of Devotion' in 1941:

 "How, then, shall we lay hold of that Life and Power, and live the life of prayer without ceasing? By quiet, persistent practice in turning all our being, day and night, in prayer and inward worship and surrender, towards Him who calls in the deeps of our souls....."

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Street Corner Society - A Quaker page

Street Corner Society - A Quaker page | Quaker Spirituality | Scoop.it

early Quaker writings, including George Fox's journals, letters from Margaret Fell and spiritual writings by James Nayler

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