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The Young Quaker Podcast

May 22, 2018

Welcome to the Young Quaker Podcast! This episode we’re talking about what it means to be a Quaker, and the spiritual diversity within The Society of Friends. Below you can find a list of links mentioned in the podcast, as well as a mini glossary of any Quaker terms that were used in this episode. Enjoy!

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Host: Jessica Hubbard-Bailey

Script Editing: Laurence Hall

Audio Editing: Jack Sibley

Music: Jack Sibley & Joseph Hubbard-Bailey


Quaker Faith & Practice ‘Unity and Diversity’:

Recent Media Coverage:

Quaker Voluntary Action: & &

The Young Quaker magazine:

Young Friends General Meeting:

Quakers in Britain:


Glossary of Quaker terms used in the episode:

Advices & Queries -  A short collection of questions and suggestions which Quakers use to help them think, pray and reflect on their spiritual lives. It is also part of Quaker Faith and Practice, and is available to read online here:

Business Meeting - Also known as Meeting for Worship for Business, business meetings are held in accordance with Quaker values and spiritual practice to discern on corporate matters.

“Do you respect that of God in everyone…” - Advices & Queries 17

Meeting for Worship - One of the central ways that Quakers worship. British Quakers gather together in silence but anyone present can speak if strongly moved to; there are no set hymns, prayers, sermons, ministers, or creeds.

Meeting House - A purpose built venue used for Meeting for Worship and other Quaker activities.

Membership - The formal process of becoming a member of the Society of Friends in which an application is put to Area Meeting.

Quaker Faith & Practice -  The central Quaker text, and an attempt to express truth through the vital personal and corporate experience of Quakers. Read it here:

Testimonies - Quakers don’t have a fixed creed but Quaker faith springs from a deeply held belief in living our lives according to our spiritual experience. Quaker testimonies are the expression of our spirituality in action. There are five key testimonies integral to Quaker faith: simplicity, peace, integrity, community, and equality.

The Light - A term often used by Quakers to describe or identify the Divine or God, or the goodness within all humans. Also known as the “Inward Light”, it can be a metaphor used more broadly for spiritual experience, the spirit within us, or divine love.

Witness - Quaker witness is the way we as Friends enact our faith and values in the world through living out our testimonies and Quaker principles.

YFGM - Young Friends General Meeting is the national organisation for young adult Quakers in Britain. Their main events are the three General Meetings which take place around the country in February, May and October each year. Learn more here: