Johan Maurer: Who Owns the Quaker Brand?

Johan Maurer: Who Owns the Quaker Brand?. In Britain, many Friends describe themselves as non-Christian or post-Christian, and the yearly meeting as a whole requires no explicit Christian commitment for membership. "In fact, you don't actually have to believe in God to be a Quaker." On the other hand, most members of the worldwide Quaker family would not recognize themselves in a British description of Friends. For us, a Christian commitment is absolutely central to Quaker identity; in fact, to many of us, the word "Quaker" simply stands for a set of teachings, practices, and historical experiences of Christian discipleship.

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Comment by Rosemary Gould on 7th mo. 27, 2010 at 7:51am
Thank you for these posts, Paul and others! Faith is a gift we should be grateful for. We didn't make ourselves. We didn't choose ourselves.

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