Western Friend Podcast

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

June 04, 2022
Western Friend Podcast
11. Molly Wingate and Lucretia Humphrey: Living as Quakers in "Military Towns"
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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.


Introduction
Expanding on their WF May/June 22 article
On Belonging
Challenges of living/working in military communities
The military’s impact on all aspects of a city
Ignoring the warheads around us
Doing good work in tough situations
Tools for healing
Leading with love vs anger
Beginning of Q and A
Experiencing aggression as a pacifist
What was it like for kids, and raising kids?
On processing the war in Ukraine