The Radical Quaker Spiritual Journey

a free two-hour webinar with Marcelle Martin
January 30, 2022
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


The first Quakers discovered that a radical spiritual transformation resulted from learning to pay attention to the inward guidance of God. Their collective experience of surrendering together to this direct relationship enabled great spiritual power to work through them, which set in motion many liberating changes in society.

In this free 2-hr webinar, Quaker author Marcelle Martin will tell what she learned from studying the experiences of both the first Quakers and contemporary Friends, describing ten elements of the Quaker spiritual journey that were important both then and now. The transformative process she describes enables people to face the challenges of our time with radical faithfulness and God-given strength. Jennifer Hogue and Benjamin Warnke will co-facilitate. Participants will have a brief opportunity for sharing with others what you are seeking in your spiritual life.

This free webinar on Zoom can stand alone or serve as the introduction to an 8-week online study group on Our Life is Love, which will follow on subsequent Sundays, from Feb 6 to March 27.

Click here to register.

About the facilitators:

 Marcelle Martin is the author of Our Life is Love: the Quaker Spiritual Journey (Inner Light Books, 2016) and a member of Swarthmore Monthly Meeting (PA). She has led workshops at retreat centers and Quaker meetings across the United States, with a call to help nurture the spiritual vitality and radical faithfulness of Friends and Quakerism today. She was the resident Quaker Studies teacher at Pendle Hill for four years, and was a core teacher in the School of the Spirit program, The Way of Ministry. She is the author of the Pendle Hill pamphlets Invitation to a Deeper Communion and Holding One Another in the Light. In 2013 she was the Mullen Writing Fellow at Earlham School of Religion while working on her book. On her blog, A Whole Heart, she writes about spirituality today, taking inspiration from the past to help us find the courage to become all God has created us to be in our day. Visit her website at

Benjamin is a member of Brooklyn Meeting and a past participant in the Nurturing Faithfulness program.

Jennifer is a member of Friends Meeting at Cambridge and a past participant and associate of the Nurturing Faithfulness program.

Quaker Practice & Leadership Facilitator
Nia Thomas