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QUAKER SPEAK , a new Friends Journal project, contains online videos of Interviews with modern Friends. The site has several videos by Friends you may know: Paul Buckley, Michael Birkel, and Carol Spencer. Each of the videos has additional accompanying resources including articles and discussion questions.
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QUAKER SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES IN OVYM
OLNEY FRIENDS SCHOOL, located in Barnesville, Ohio, Olney is a progressive, coeducational, college prep, Quaker boarding and day school for grades 9-12. Located in southeastern Ohio, it currently has 54 students from 12 states and 11 countries.
WILMINGTON COLLEGE, a Quaker liberal arts college, is located in Wilmington, Ohio, and offers undergraduate and graduate programs.
QUAKER NURSING HOMES IN OVYM
QUAKER HEIGHTS CARE COMMUNITY, located in Waynesville, Ohio, provides a ministry to the aging and chronically ill in the form of services and programs of the Friends Home community.
ONLINE DOCUMENTARTIES ABOUT QUAKERS
Please note that these are neither endorsed or sponsored by OVYM. We make them available here to provide additional resources on Quakers as documented by other, non-OVYM organizations.
THE HISTORY OR QUAKERISM (EXCERPTS) by Jan De Hartog. The original, full-length version is in Dutch and was aired on Danish television in the 1970s: 50.5 minutes.
HOW DO QUAKERS READ THE BIBLE? From Quaker Speak. Paul Buckley of Community Friends Meeting: 2.75 minutes.
THE QUAKERS EXPLAINED by Max Carter, Guildford College Quaker Religion professor, who discusses the Quakers: 4.5 minutes.
QUAKERS: THE QUIET REVOLUTIONARIES by the Gardner Documentary Group: 11 minutes.
THE REAL QUAKER by "oohyayy," is a YouTube documentary on the Quakers. Note it opens with a minute of cuts between an old Quaker Oats advertisement and street interviews before moving into the actual documentary: 8 minutes.
WHAT QUAKER BELIEVE by Bonnie Bucquerous for Lansing Online News. Red Cedar Friends Judith Morgan and Ann Francis discuss what Friends Believe and Quakers' commitment to peace: 12.4 minutes.
WILLIAM PENN: RELIGIOUS REVOLUTIONARY by Bonnie Bucquerous for Lansing Online News. Red Cedar Friends Judith Morgan and Ann Francis discuss what Friends Believe and Quakers' commitment to peace: 12.4 minutes.
AUDIO PRESENTATIONS FROM THE QUAKER DIVERSITY CONFERENCE, 08/16/2014
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