Why were young Friends who had grown up in a Meeting losing their connection to the Quaker community? The question puzzled Christina Repoley, who grew up in the Charlotte Friends Meeting, after she graduated from Guilford in 2002. Living among young Mennonites in Pennsylvania, she noticed they were engaged in meaningful service as part of a large network of young Mennonites.
“These experiences were well-known and accessible, and, most importantly, transformative,” she wrote in an essay for Friends Center Newsletter. “They served to firm up their identities as Mennonites, their commitment to the church, as well as their convictions about social justice and their role in the world.”