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20 October 2006


A Quaker agitator’s journey - preview

David Austin, a Quaker from Haddonfield Meeting in New Jersey, describes the surprising reaction to his online journal

In January 2006, I started a blog called Quaker Agitator (http://thequakeragitator
  • blogspot
  • com)
  • I'd been considering entering the 'blogosphere' for a while, and thought that perhaps setting one up might be a way through which I could express my feelings about what was going on in the world (especially in terms of the war in Iraq and the terrible culture of violence here at home), along with my newfound Quaker beliefs (I've been a convinced Friend for about two years now)
  • I suppose I had at that time – and still have – the zeal and excitement of the newly converted, and I was anxious to share my excitement with whomever might listen

  • David Austin

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