Rhiannon Grant’s work at Woodbrooke spans academic and practice-based approaches to Quakerism. She teaches in Woodbrooke’s short course program and supervises research and teaches postgraduate…
How do Quakers Organise Themselves?
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Groups of people need to organise themselves. In all kinds of organisations, we are familiar with membership structures, dividing into chapters, parishes, wards, or other geographical subgroups, and similar ways of organising people. But how do Quakers approach this? In this session, we will look briefly at the history of Quaker communities and the ways they have been arranged into meetings – congregations who gather for worship and to make decisions – in various ways. Allowing as far as possible for the variety of arrangements around the world, in this session we’ll clear up confusions about local and area meetings, monthly and yearly meetings, meeting for business and meeting for sufferings, members and attenders, and how to join a Quaker community. If you have heard any of these terms and not been sure what it meant, this session is for you.
All times given are UK time.
Course category: Exploring Quakerism
This course will involve:
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