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Annual Session 2021 Presenters

Carl Magruder
Saturday August 7 Evening Carey Lecturer

Bridget Moix

The 2021 Carey Lecture will be presented on Saturday evening by Carl Magruder, M.Div., BCC. Carl is a “cradle Quaker” of the waiting worship tradition. He lives in California, where he works as a palliative care chaplain, accompanying those with life-limiting illness. An EarthQuaker, Carl finds that of God in the world around him—“the text God wrote Herself.”

Carl is a bicyclist, beekeeper, bibliophile, motorcyclist, tinkerer, and fountain pen re-storer. He has two kids, aged 13 and 17. In this time of transition, Carl wonders at the Jack Pine, whose cones only open and germinate in fire. Can Friends be a people of faith on fire, germinating spiritual seeds that bring vitality to the interconnected web of being?

Carl supports all systems of belief, from Atheist to Zoroastrian. Often when physical health issues arise, spiritual well-being is a determinative aspect of our human existence and quality of life.

You can find out more about Carl at Soulways Ministries ( Carl has begun work on his podcast, “How to Beat Cancer Even if It Kills You.”

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