Ben Pink Dandelion has worked at Woodbrooke since 1992. He teaches in the areas of Quaker history and theology as well as contemporary Quakerism. He…
Citizen and Outlaw? The quandary of Quaker witness
Ben Pink Dandelion,
The Quaker way has always placed us in an ambivalent position to wider society. Sometimes we need to directly confront injustice, breaking the law if necessary; at other times we want to work within ‘the system’ to effect change. Sometimes we act as prophetic outlaws, at other times we want to assimilate to wider culture in order to achieve and retain our rights as a religious minority. This course will look at the history of Quakers being ‘in the world but not of it’ and how we discern how we are to live out our witness in the world: in a society that continues to promote inequality, how do we maintain our spiritual integrity?
Live sessions are on Tuesday at 19:00-20:30
Course category: Exploring Quakerism
This course will involve:
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