A Very Short Introduction to Quakerism
Date Published: 16 March 2009
This series of free talks at Woodbrooke took place in early 2007. Each talk lasted for approximately 40 minutes and was followed by a 20-minute question and answer session. The speaker was Ben Pink Dandelion, Woodbrooke's Tutor in Postgraduate Quaker Studies. Each talk will make sense individually.
Who are the Quakers? January 24 2007
A basic overview of the founding story and ideas of Quakerism and how the movement has grown into a worldwide religion of six traditions.
The History of Quakerism January 31 2007
An accessible account of the history of Quakerism from the time when it was a movement setting out to change the world, abolish slavery and promote women's rights.
Quaker Worship and Witness February 7 2007
The radical mysticism of Quakerism, which is based on the idea that God can be experienced without the mediation of priest or text at any time, in any place.
What Quakers Believe February 14 2007
There are Muslim, Buddhist, Jewish and atheist Quakers today - how do they all co-exist?
Quakers, Theology and Language February 28 2007
The different attitudes to theology and language within the Society of Friends. The very particular British Quaker understanding of belief will be a focus for this talk.
Quakers and Ecumenism March 7 2007
This talk will look at how ecumenism first became possible in the nineteenth century and how Friends can relate to other Christians and other faiths today.
The Future of Quakerism March 14 2007
Where does Quakerism sit in the wider religious landscape today? Where will it be in 25 years' time?