Rachael Swancott is Woodbrooke’s Programme Coordinator for Community. Rachael has a particular interest in working with Friends to be an Anti-Racist faith group and inclusivity…
Working Towards… Understanding Gender Diversity
Wednesday 13 December 2023
The world has a rich and varied history in terms of the definitions of gender. In our modern western world different approaches to gender have come to the fore in recent years, particularly for Quakers.
At Britain Yearly Meeting in 2021 a minute was written affirming Trans and Non-Binary Friends:
“With glad hearts we acknowledge and affirm the trans and gender diverse Friends in our Quaker communities, and express appreciation for the contribution and gifts that they bring to our meetings, which are communities made up of people with a diverse range of gender expressions. The end of our travelling is for differences not to divide us. We rejoice in recognising God’s creation in one another. This is what love requires of us.” Minute 31, Yearly Meeting 2021
What does that minute mean for ‘Friends on the ground’, Friends who attend meeting each Sunday…
We will explore Gender Diversity in general and the terms and phrases we may hear in relation to it. We will consider the welcome we offer in our communities and how we uphold each other in our journeys together.
This course will involve:
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.