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The 58th Annual James Backhouse Lecture

The 58th Annual James Backhouse Lecture

Fearlessly Faithful: How Stories of Spiritual Courage Can Light Our Path Forward

presented by Jon Watts

Tuesday 4 July at 7pm AEDT

Jon Watts is a Quaker songwriter and multimedia artist. As a songwriter, Jon has toured the world sharing stories of the Early Friends and his own spiritual journey growing up Quaker in Virginia and attending the Quaker Leadership Scholars Program at Guilford College.

Jon’s unique success promoting his music in the early days of Youtube led him to found the QuakerSpeak project, for which he spent six years traveling, interviewing Friends, and publishing a video every week. In 2021, Jon embarked on a new journey: envisioning a future for Friends and online media.

Jon Watts is a member of Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, which holds his ministry under its care. He lives in Germantown, where he enjoys hiking in the Wissahickon with his fiancé and recording music in his home studio.

The Lecture will be presented at The Friends' School via Zoom. Jon will be hosted by Hobart Friends, and following the Lecture will be travelling to visit Friends in various areas of the country.

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