How Does the Quaker Business Method Work?

17 November 2021 - 17 November 2021
19:00 - 20:30


Quaker Business Method is cited by many as the reason they became a member of the Religious Society of Friends. Starkly different to more mainstream decision making processes, the Quaker Business Method is unique in the patience and depth of consideration members are required to find.

This session will help Friends understand how Quaker Meetings make decisions and conduct their business. It looks at the different responsibilities that Clerks, Elders and Pastoral Carers take on, and the roles of every member and attender in the meeting. We will unpack Quaker phrases and practices like discernment, finding the sense of the meeting and the role of ministry.

This session is not just for new Friends, it is valuable to Quakers, seasoned and not, to invest time in consideration of what could be considered basic practices in order for us to keep working smoothly as a community and to be the change we want to see in the world.

All times given are UK time.

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Live workshopRecorded video

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. Closed captions for live sessions may be available upon request; please contact us directly in addition to booking if you require closed captions.

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