Story Weaving With George Fox: Despair and Comfort

Friday 15 November
19:00-20:30 (UK time)

Bales of brightly coloured woven cloth

Have you ever wondered what made George Fox despair and where he found comfort? What makes you feel hopeless and where do you draw hope from? This is an invitation to experience ourselves as part of Quaker history and community through storytelling.

In this session we will use a simple practice called ’Story Weaving’. Story Weaving was developed by Forest Therapy Guide Ben Page. It is a practice in which we respond to a prompt (in this case a story from the Journal of George Fox) by telling each other stories from our own life. While listening, we harvest the wisdom from each story we hear. Finally, our individual stories are interwoven in such a way that it builds a sense of community. In weaving these strands of wisdom together, something new is created, a story about us, by us and for us.

You will receive a prompt to prepare your story in advance (no longer than a page), and will be asked to share your story within the session. All you need is a pen, some blank sheets of paper and a little curiosity.

This is the fourth in a series of self-contained, but linked online sessions, each revolving around a different story from the life of George Fox. You may also be interested in:
Story weaving with George Fox: Christmas

This course will involve:

DiscussionWorkshopZoom Session

Accessibility info:

On the booking form, there is a chance for you to let us know about any accessibility or communication adjustments that will enable you to participate more fully in the course. Automated Zoom closed captions are available for all live sessions but if you feel you require more accurate closed captioning please email us directly in addition to booking.

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