Chris Clemens

Creator + Owner + Author = Chief Exploring Officer. Chris has been traveling back and forth across New York for years studying and discovering the tucked away gems of the state and chronicling the journey

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  1. aubreytaylor
    February 20, 2012 @ 7:52 pm

    Cool post. It seems like it would be an interesting group to check out. I had no idea there were so many divisions.

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  2. Dave horan
    February 20, 2012 @ 8:16 pm

    So they have Quakers that are from other religious backgrounds, e.g. Jewish, Buddhist, etc? Do they “convert” to Quaker-ism, or maintain a foot in both? Thanks again to you and Luke for this project. Cool stuff.

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    • Chris
      February 20, 2012 @ 10:06 pm

      @Dave: I’m definitely no expert, but it appears to me that it is possible for “all of the above”. If an individual would like to continue to practice and worship in an additional faith, it seems that it would be permitted.

      We really appreciate you following along!

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  3. Pete
    February 20, 2012 @ 8:47 pm

    Great recreation of what sounds to have been an overwhelming glut of info. I met a few Quakers over time and find them to be fascinating people. Interesting, open, friendly, and very content.
    I too would be interested to attend a meeting – love the fact that it’s open and all welcome. Show up and call yourself a Quaker … Too cool.

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    • Chris
      February 20, 2012 @ 10:08 pm

      Thanks Pete! I see you’re posting from California, I think that’s a new record for “Distance Away from Rochester” that someone read! When you get back to Rochester, maybe we’ll have to checkout a meeting together.

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  4. Callid Keefe-Perry
    February 21, 2012 @ 12:35 pm

    Great to have you as visitors!

    In the event you (or your readers) are interested in knowing more about the type of meeting that Rochester is (Liberal Unprogrammed), I have made a video that I use as a reference sometimes.

    http://youtu.be/9ueBAGBlfKQ

    I also have a longer in-depth vid about the various splits and types/styles of Quakerism that exist.
    It is here; https://blip.tv/jewels-of-quakerism/contemporary-quakerism-contrasts-and-connections-2459977

    Hope to connect with you both if/when you come back.

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    • Chris
      February 21, 2012 @ 10:07 pm

      @Callid: Thanks for your support, and sharing these links. I haven’t gone all the way through them yet, but they look like really great sources for more information. They will definitely help to straighten things out in my mind, and hopefully for our readers as well.

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  5. Lynn Nulton
    March 10, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

    I can’t wait for the follow up!

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  6. shirl
    March 12, 2013 @ 10:06 am

    Very helpful. Thanks..

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