13 episodes

Welcome to the Western Friend Podcast, an official publication of Quakers in Pacific, North Pacific, and Intermountain Yearly Meetings. Teaming up with partners like Jonathan Stoll and colin cole of Soul Force Ones, Western Friend Podcast explores questions of faith, purpose, and practice.(Visit Soul Force Ones at: https://www.soulforceones.com/) And grab your calendar! Follow this weblink to join a follow-up conversation about each podcast: https://westernfriend.org/western-friend-podcast

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Welcome to the Western Friend Podcast, an official publication of Quakers in Pacific, North Pacific, and Intermountain Yearly Meetings. Teaming up with partners like Jonathan Stoll and colin cole of Soul Force Ones, Western Friend Podcast explores questions of faith, purpose, and practice.(Visit Soul Force Ones at: https://www.soulforceones.com/) And grab your calendar! Follow this weblink to join a follow-up conversation about each podcast: https://westernfriend.org/western-friend-podcast

    13. Keynote and Conversation with Carl Magruder

    13. Keynote and Conversation with Carl Magruder

    Today's episode features both a keynote and conversation with Carl Magruder. Carl is a palliative care chaplin, M.A. in Divinity, and a member of the Strawberry Creek Monthly Meeting. He opens with a beautiful song that leads into his Keynote address, presented at the 2022 North Pacific Yearly Meeting, the first since the Covid-19 pandemic. Following the keynote, you will hear a joyful conversation between Mr. Magruder and Soul Force Ones host Jon Stoll.

    You can find links below to:
    - Carl Magruder's own podcast Soulways .
    - The home page for the Western Friend Podcast.
    - The home page for the Soul Force Ones.

    • 1 hr 58 min
    12. Bridget Moix Keynote: Faith, Fear, and Our Future

    12. Bridget Moix Keynote: Faith, Fear, and Our Future

    Episode 12 of the Western Friend Podcast features a keynote address by Bridget Moix from the last in-person gathering of Intermountain Yearly Meeting, 2019. Bridget Moix is the General Secretary of the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), and she also leads two other Quaker organizations affiliated with FCNL: Friends Place on Capitol Hill and FCNL Education Fund.

    The keynote address examines the topic: Faith, Fear, and Our Future. Dr. Moix shares five lessons that she has learned from peace builders from around the world, and provides three powerful tips for folks in the audience.

    You can find more information on the Western Friend podcast and the archive of episodes HERE.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    11. Molly Wingate and Lucretia Humphrey: Living as Quakers in "Military Towns"

    11. Molly Wingate and Lucretia Humphrey: Living as Quakers in "Military Towns"

    Episode 11 of the Western Friend Podcast features a conversation with two recent presiding clerks of Western yearly meetings – Molly Wingate of Intermountain Yearly Meeting (IMYM) and Lucretia Humphrey of North Pacific Yearly Meeting (NPYM) – as they discuss experiences and insights they have gained through decades of living as Quakers in "military towns" -- Colorado Springs, CO, and Great Falls, MT. 

    They share about their experiences finding belonging, confronting stereotypes in their surroundings, some the challenges of living/working in military communities, growth and tools for healing, and much more.
    Click here to read Molly and Lucretia's article "Two Quakers Living with the Military" in the May/June 2022 issues of Western Friend.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    10. Michele Shields: Navigating the Dark Tunnels in Life

    10. Michele Shields: Navigating the Dark Tunnels in Life

    In episode 10 of the Western Friend Podcast, join us for an informative and moving conversation on death, life, and everything in between with Michele Shields. Michele is a   member of the Honolulu Friends Meeting and the Director of Spiritual Care Services emerita and research scholar at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. She discusses the importance of listening, the Spiritual Assessment and Intervention Model, self care, and much more.

    Don't forget! You can join us for the next live recording on Tuesday, May 10th at 6pm PST for the Lucretia Humphrey and Molly Wingate Interview: Two Quakers Face the Military.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    9. Theresa Deibele Interview: In Search of an Honorable Bank

    9. Theresa Deibele Interview: In Search of an Honorable Bank

    Episode 9, In Search of an Honorable Bank, features an interview with Treasurer of Multnomah Meeting in Portland, OR. Theresa Deibele. Following the interview, hosts Jon and colin offer a remix where they dig into a few highlights from the interview.

    You too can join us for the next live interview! Join us on Tuesday, April 12th at 7pm Pacific Time. You can find more information, and the Zoom link, here: https://westernfriend.org/western-friend-podcast 

    For more information on the Soul Force Ones, visit: https://www.soulforceones.com/

    • 53 min
    8. In Conversation with Paula Palmer

    8. In Conversation with Paula Palmer

    In Episode 8 of the Western Friend podcast, the hosts speak with sociologist, writer, and activist Paula Palmer.  A member of Boulder Friends Meeting (IMYM), Palmer  co-coordinates “Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples,” a program of Friends Peace Teams.

    In this episode, Paula shares about: 
    the importance of collaboration and relationshipslistening and learning from localsQuaker history and boarding schoolsa path towards healingWe were joined by a live audience, and the second half of this episode is the Q and A featuring some wonderful questions for Paula. Would you like to join us for an upcoming episode? 

    Find information on how you can JOIN US FOR OUR UPCOMING LIVE RECORDINGS on March 8th and April 12th HERE.

    • 1 hr 10 min

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