Saturday, May 31, 2014

Afterthought #28 - Quakers in the Movies

Since March 2014, QuakerSpeak has been posting videos each Thursday “…to give viewers worldwide an experience of contemporary Quakerism that is entertaining, informative, inspiring, challenging, inviting, unifying and collaborative.” So far, this project of Quaker Voluntary Service, Friends Journal, and Friends General Conference has produced short (three-to-six minutes) videos on a range of topics including silence, nonviolence, homosexuality, and women in ministry.  This week’s installment will make you smile; QuakerSpeak took a break from its usual format of interviewing Friends for a lighthearted look at how Quakers have been portrayed in film.

Sounds like there’s still work to for people to understand Quakerism.  QuakerSpeak will help with that. 

“Afterthoughts” are my blog version of a practice followed in some Quaker meetings. After meeting for worship ends, people continue in silence for a few more minutes during which they’re invited to share thoughts or reflect on the morning's worship. I’ve adopted the form here for last-day-of-the-month brief reflections on headlines, quotes, comments overheard, maybe even bumper stickers.

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