Foundations and Future of Quaker Changemaking

1 February 2022 - 13 April 2022
18:30 - 20:30

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Together, let’s explore what love can do when it’s rooted in the Quaker community. This project will explore change-making and Quaker faith through a series of intergenerational conversations. It will be an opportunity for Friends to get to know Quakers of different ages living in other parts of the world.

In each of this series of sessions, we will hear from those who’ve spent much of their lives devoted to Quaker witness and from those who are envisioning what the future of work for peace, justice, and climate action might look like.

Friends will share the resources they find in their Quaker faith for sustaining a life of social action.

There will be a live session on a different topic every fortnight (bookable separately) and booking for one session will give you access to the course on Moodle (Woodbrooke’s online learning site) where recordings of every session will be made available. You can choose to attend any single session, several or all of the sessions.

Scroll down for more information on the individual sessions. Tick ‘add’ by the sessions you would like to book (you will need to indicate your age group for each session), enter the total amount that you feel led to pay for the sessions and click on the ‘book this course’ button at the bottom of the page.

This course will involve:

DiscussionOnline discussion forumRecorded materialSpeakerWritten and visualZoom 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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Using Our Quaker History to Define Changemaking

Tuesday 1 February 2022, 18:30-20:00 (UK time)

In this session we will delve into our history as Friends to think about what change-making is, when and why we’re called to engage in it, and how we can find resources in our history and tradition to persevere.

Faith Communities: Resisting burnout, managing disagreement

Wednesday 16 February 2022, 18:30-20:00 (UK time)

This session will explore the role of community, and particularly faith communities, in helping us to resist burnout, manage disagreement, and make decisions about action and witness.

Working Collaboratively: How do Friends work with movements, partners, ecumenical and interfaith groups?

Wednesday 2 March 2022, 18:30-20:00 (UK time)

In this session we will consider how Quakers work for change with other movements, partners, and ecumenical and interfaith groups. We will think about how we can work together across divides of faith and practice in the context of a central aspect of Quaker faith: friendship.

Finding Resilience in a Time of Climate Emergency

Wednesday 16 March 2022, 18:30-20:00 (UK time)

This session will explore how we can find resilience - managing hope and despair, optimism and pessimism - in times of climate emergency. We will focus on how grounding witness in Friends' faith can help us to be resilient, and we will think about the connection between faith and action.

Worship Sharing and Reflection

Wednesday 30 March 2022, 18:30-20:00 (UK time)

Providing an opportunity to share in worship and reflection for those who have either attended a live session or watched after the fact via Moodle. We will come together and share thoughts and ideas which have come to you from the sessions so far. There will be no speakers this week. If you have signed up for any of the previous sessions we recommend attending this one too.

Planning for the Future: Faith in action

Wednesday 13 April 2022, 18:30-20:00 (UK time)

In this session we will reflect on the previous sessions and explore how the interplay between faith and action might express itself in our own lives. We will consider what a sustainable inner life for change-making might look like, the challenge of truthfulness in difficult times, and where we go from here. You are not required to have attended the previous sessions to register for this one.

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