JUNE – JULY 2021
2nd and 4th Sundays, 12:45 p.m. (via Zoom).
This ‘Reading & Discussion’ features the following discussions on 2nd and 4th Sundays from Britain Yearly Meeting Faith and Practice.
- June 13: On speaking truth as a Quaker. Reading from the blog The Postmodern Quaker, “Continuing Revelation, ‘What Canst Thou Say?’ and Speaking One’s Truth” published on April 17, 2020, will be discussed. The reading is at URL: https://postmodernquaker.wordpress.com/2020/04/17/continuing-revelation-what-canst-thou-say-and-speaking-ones-truth.
- June 27: This is the first in what is planned to be an ongoing series on being a Quaker. This discussion will focus on Quaker beliefs using the QuakerSpeak video, “9 Core Quaker Beliefs”, featuring Arthur Larrabee of Central Philadelphia Friends Meeting. The video is available at URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3H08cyXVYDw.
The nine Quaker beliefs covered in the video are:
- There is a living, dynamic, spiritual presence at work in the world which is both within us and outside of us.
- There is that of God in everyone.
- Each person is capable of the direct and unmediated experience of God.
- Our understanding and experience of God is nurtured and enlarged in community.
- The Bible is an important spiritual resource, and the life and teachings of Jesus are relevant for us today.
- The revelation of God’s truth is continuing and ongoing.
- We welcome truth from whatever source it may come.
- Our inward experience of God transforms us and leads us into outward expressions of faithful living, witness, and action.
- Modeling God’s presence in our lives is more important than espousing beliefs.
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