Speaking Truth Website - Friends World Media

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Speaking Truth Website - Friends World Media

  1. 1. SpeakingTruth.org <ul><li>Quaker Voices on the Web </li></ul>
  2. 2. “ Let all nations hear the word by sound or writing, spare not tongue nor pen...” -- George Fox, Journal <ul><li>Truth Speaker </li></ul>
  3. 3. Where are the Quaker voices in media? <ul><li>Three centuries ago, the Publishers of Truth took to the public squares and couldn't be silenced. Jail windows had to be boarded up to deter imprisoned Friends from their insistent proclamation. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Where are the Quaker voices in media? <ul><li>The only media George Fox had available to him were “tongue” and “pen.” Can we have any doubt at all, had he lived in our time, that he would not have likewise exhorted Friends to master cell-cam and website, and put them to use as powerful forms of religious speech? </li></ul>
  5. 5. speakingtruth.org is a project that was conceived at the 2006 FGC Gathering by Friends with backgrounds in public media, new technology, and non-profit management.
  6. 6. WEBSITE - SpeakingTruth.org <ul><li>We created a gathering place on the web for powerful and transformative media from all branches of the Quaker tradition. We launched the website in the summer of 2007 and have spent the last several years adding content to the site, creating additional programming, and doing needed fundraising. </li></ul>
  7. 7. WEBSITE - SpeakingTruth.org <ul><li>We offer audio and video programming of all kinds and lengths—interviews, music, sermons, spiritual reflections, public affairs—which are generally available by download, streaming, and podcast. </li></ul>
  8. 8. JOIN US! <ul><li>There are many ways to get involved... </li></ul>Thee
  9. 9. JOIN US! <ul><li>Visit the Site and Browse - You will enjoy the content that is currently available. More is being added everyday. There is something for everyone. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Something for Everyone
  11. 11. Something for Everyone
  12. 12. Something for Everyone
  13. 13. JOIN US! <ul><li>Produce content - We are actively seeking audio and video programming from all traditions of the Society of Friends </li></ul>
  14. 14. JOIN US! <ul><li>Spread the word - Let your meeting, school, and other Quaker groups know about this site and help us make it a vibrant Meeting Place for Quaker witness </li></ul>
  15. 15. JOIN US! <ul><li>Lend a hand - We need Friends to help with technical support, graphics, legal, and organizational development. Contact Mark Helpsmeet [email_address] </li></ul>
  16. 16. JOIN US! <ul><li>Provide financial support - Friends World Media/speakingtruth.org is a sponsored project of Quaker Institute for the Future , a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. </li></ul><ul><li>Please make checks payable to QIF , with “ Friends World Media ” in the memo line, and send to 3708 Midvale Ave. Oakland CA 94602. Thank you for your interest and support !!! </li></ul>

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