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The Young Quaker Podcast

Episode Two: Full Show Notes

Dec 22, 2017

Welcome to the Young Quaker Podcast! This episode we’re talking about God and Quakerism’s spiritual diversity. 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: Joseph Hubbard-Bailey

Quakers and God:

Chris Venables:

The Young Quaker magazine:

Young Friends General Meeting:

Quakers in Britain:


Glossary of Quaker terms used in the episode:

Friend- Another name for a Quaker

Quakers in Britain - The central organisation in the UK for Quakers, who can be found at

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

Nontheist Quaker – A quaker who doesn't follow the idea of a supernatural god, spirit or the light, see

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.

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

Margaret Fell - An early Quaker, and one of the founders of Quakerism. She was one of the “Valiant Sixty”, and campaigned against the persecution of Quakers at the time, for gender equality, and for women’s religious leadership. To learn more about the history of Quakerism, see

William Penn - Another early Quaker and founder of Quakerism. Penn is most famous for founding the state of Pennsylvania, and being an advocate for democracy and religious freedom. Learn more at

The Valiant Sixty - A group of sixty early Quaker leaders and activists during the 1600s. Prominent members include George Fox, Margaret Fell, and James Nayler. More about Quaker history can be found at