Stuart Masters is a member of Woodbrooke’s Learning and Research Team. He is the Programme Coordinator for history, theology and Bible study. Before coming to…
Exploring Quaker Spirituality
29 August 2022 - 9 October 2022
The live Zoom sessions are at 19:00-20:00 (UK time) on Thursdays 8 September, 22 September and 6 October.
What is Quaker spirituality all about, and how does it speak to us today? In this course we will explore the spiritual underpinnings of Quaker disciplines and practices. This will enable you to gain a deeper understanding of Quaker spirituality, and what is distinctive about Quaker faith and its practices.
The material covered in this course will include: the general shape and orientation of Quaker spirituality; the founding experiences and understandings of early Friends; worship and vocal ministry; personal spiritual practices; discernment and decision-making; and the link between our inward experiences and our active lives in the world.
The course, which runs over six weeks, will include recorded presentations, questions for reflection, written resources and a discussion forum. We will also meet together in three short live sessions to share our reflections and responses. The date period given for the course is when you are expected to interact with the online material and discussion forum; you can work on this at any time to suit you.
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.