Megan Phelps-Roper: I grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church. Here's why I left.

Megan Phelps-Roper shares details of life inside Westboro Baptist Church and describes how conversations on Twitter were key to her decision to leave it. In this extraordinary 15-minute TED talk, she shares her personal experience of extreme polarization, along with some sharp ways we can learn to successfully engage across ideological lines. She shares a profound testimony on the process of "peaceful conflict" at the heart of Quaker faith and practice.

 

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"Quakers sit in silence because they want to know something that words cannot tell them. They want to feel something or become aware of something that they can really make connection with. It is something fundamental to their life...but they are not normally aware of it."

— Rex Ambler, The Quaker Way: a rediscovery