QUIP members in front of the dining hall at Canby Grove


QUIP Midyear Meeting for Business, 2020

The QUIP midyear meeting for business will be held on October 17, 2020, at 11:00 am New York time via Zoom. The meeting will be held in two sessions of about 90 minutes each with a half hour break in between.

We will talk about the 2021 Annual Meeting, usually held every third year in the UK, and we will spend time considering the following query:

“Given the climate emergency it has become harder in the last few years to justify transatlantic travel on Quaker business. Is now the time to look and plan for a different way forward?”

We will also hear our treasurer’s report, nominations, the Tacy Sowle Fund request, and other administrative matters.

Access instructions and the draft agenda are being emailed to all QUIP members. If you are not yet a member would like to attend or see the agenda, please contact clerks@quakerquip.org.


QUIP Annual Meeting Plenary Series

Being a Quaker for Others

Ashley M. Wilcox

June 6, 2020

Summary: As a Quaker minister, Ashley M. Wilcox has been surprised by how following leadings has brought her to working with other denominations, including starting a Quaker-Baptist church, teaching preaching at a Methodist seminary, and working with a Presbyterian publisher. In this online talk, Ashley will share some of the surprising ways that Way has opened and closed for her, leading to unexpected work in ministry.

Bio: Ashley M. Wilcox is the author of The Women’s Lectionary, a handbook for feminist preachers, available for pre-order from Westminster John Knox Press. Ashley is a graduate of Candler School of Theology and Willamette University College of Law. Her writing has been published in Friends JournalWestern Friend, and various Quaker anthologies. Ashley was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, and now lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her partner Troy and their two orange cats. Learn more about Ashley on her website, www.ashleymwilcox.com.


Quaker Publishing: An Historical Overview

by Thomas Hamm, Earlham College

May 23, 2020

In this online talk, Tom Hamm looked at the nature of Quaker writing and publishing from the 1650s to the present day. He focused on issues that Friends sought to advance through their publications, and how they have changed and reflected the diversity of Friends in the past two centuries.

Thomas Hamm is Professor of History and Director of Special Collections at Earlham College, where he has been on the faculty since 1987. A lifelong Friend, he is a member of West Richmond Meeting in the New Association of Friends. He has written extensively on Quaker history. His books include The Transformation of American Quakerism: Orthodox Friends, 1800-1907 (Indiana University Press, 1988); The Quakers in America (Columbia University Press, 2003); Quaker Writings, 1650-1920 (Penguin Classics; and, most recently, Liberal Quakers in America in the Long Nineteenth Century, 1790-1920 (Brill, 2020).


From My Heart to Yours: Sharing a Faith That Heals

By Marcelle Martin

May 9, 2020

In this online talk, Marcelle Martin speaks about the call to write about faith in a way that reaches to the hearts of others. In her twenties, while in an M.F.A. program in Creative Writing, she learned to guard her heart from criticism. But her constricted inner life called out for healing and led her on a search for deeper truth. With the help of writing practices, she woke up to spiritual dimensions previously unsuspected, and discovered the path toward wholeness and healing. In this talk she describes the call to help evoke a healing faith in others, through the stories of early Friends and other faithful people as well as by offering accounts of her own explorations and spiritual journey. Click here for the recorded video from Marcelle’s talk.

Marcelle Martin, author of Our Life is Love: The Quaker Spiritual Journey, has led workshops at retreat centers and Quaker meetings across the United States. She was the resident Quaker Studies teacher at Pendle Hill for four years and is a core teacher for the 9-month program, "Nurturing Faithfulness." In her twenties she obtained an M.F.A. in fiction writing and wrote an unpublished novel. Later she discovered her call is to write about the spiritual journey. Her new book is A Guide to Faithfulness Groups. She has also written about faith in three Pendle Hill pamphlets and many articles. On her blog, A Whole Heart (awholeheart.com), she shares inspiration to help us be all God has created us to be. A member of Swarthmore Meeting, she lives in Chester, PA with her husband, Terry Hauger.

Her latest blog post is The Power of Healing Prayer at www.awholeheart.com


Annual Meeting Minutes

Minutes from our annual meeting conference call in 2020

Minutes from our mid-year conference call in 2019

European branch of Quakers Uniting in Publications met 23 May 2019 at Westminster Quaker Meeting House

Epistle from our annual meeting at Canby Grove in 2019

Review of our time together in 2019 from Eric Muhr at Barclay Press

Minutes from our mid-year conference call in 2018 along with a report on Spirit Rising sales

Minutes from our annual meeting at Glenthorne in 2018

Minutes from our mid-year conference call in 2017

Minutes from our annual meeting at Penn Center in 2017

2016 Treasurer’s Report

30 Years of QUIP – a timeline

1900 Letter About Diversity Among Friends Read at 2012 Annual Meeting

Charles Martin, Co-Clerk, welcomed Friends by reading a quote from a letter written to the Friends Intelligencer by his great-great grandfather William Burgess which illustrated that Friends from differing theological viewpoints can get along and worship together and also work together for peace and social justice. He pointed out that QUIP is a contemporary example of what William Burgess reported to Eastern Friends was happening in San Francisco in 1900. Here's the letter: William Burgess Letter

Visit the new Spirit Rising: Young Quaker Voices

Why Join QUIP?

Read what Friends Vanessa Julye, Phildalephia, PA, USA and Harriet Hart, London, UK say about attending QUIP Annual Meetings in The Ministry of Words in The Friend.

QUIP Clerks

  • Co-Clerk: Iris Graville, 139 Heffalump Lane, Lopez Island, WA 98261 USA
  • Co-Clerk: Natasha Zhuravenkova, Bartenevskaya street 9-161, Moscow, Russia 117042
  • Recording Clerk: Nancy Haines, 214 Pleasant Green Rd, Hillsborough, NC 27278 USA
  • Treasurer: Gabe Ehri, c/o FJ, 1216 Arch Street, 2A, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
  • Assistant Treasurer: Chris Skidmore, 46 Princes Dr, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 1HL UK
  • Promotions Clerk: Rausie Hobson