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Yesterday I attended a Quaker meeting. It’s the first time I’ve been to any religious gathering in years. It was nice. Classic Quaker, silent worship, just personal contemplation. Only two folks said anything at all, and both of them referenced a local tragedy, reinforcing that black lives matter. It was refreshing!

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@Jes that's interesting, I was googling local Quaker churches a couple weeks ago and am considering visiting. I'm glad you had a good experience, that sounds great

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@ksmith I love the idea that there isn’t ‘leadership’. Every voice is equally important. So different than my experiences with ‘church’.

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@Jes My husband and I attended Quaker meeting in Atlanta when we lived there about 20 years ago. I loved everything except silent worship. I'm too fidgety and I missed music too much. But the people who truly live the Quaker way are wonderful and inspiring.

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@TrelaH Yes! I was so nervous about the silent part. There was quite a bit of fidgeting, coughing, baby sounds, whispering. It made me feel better, and less pressured. Personally, I have such negative associations with musical worship (and typical church), I was thrilled there wasn’t anything like it. But I can understand missing it, it’s just so different!

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