Quakers, Racism and Colonialism

7 December 2022 - 7 February 2023

Quakers Racism and Colonialism

This ongoing series of sessions on Quakers, racism and colonialism looks at the topic from a number of different aspects: theology, history and witness to peace and equality.

When you register for any of the sessions in this series, you will get access to a resource page where recordings of all of the sessions will be posted.

Scroll down for dates, times and further information for the individual sessions. All times are given as UK time. Make sure to check your own timezone at www.savvytime.com/converter/.

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This course will involve:

DiscussionSpeakerZoom 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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Being and Doing: decolonising Quaker identity

Wednesday 7 December 2022 - 19:00-21:00 (UK time)

This session takes a postcolonial approach to reflecting on Quaker identity through the lens of Willie James Jennings' pioneering work on 'Whiteness'. While Quakerism has an enviable reputation for social and political radicalism, this radical witness, has nonetheless, been impeded by the often-invisible perspectives of Whiteness. This session will seek to deconstruct the hidden facet of Whiteness, so enabling British Quakerism to be a more inclusive and dynamic tradition in British life.

Do Quakers Have a Testimony to Equality or Inequality?

Thursday 19 January 2023 - 19:00-20:30 (UK time)

In this live session we will explore the issue of Quakers and inequality across history. We tend to assume that Quakers have always had a testimony to equality, but the evidence does not support this. We will look at examples of Friends upholding inequality in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.

Slavery and the British Empire: Quakers and other churches

Tuesday 7 February 2023 - 19:00-20:30 (UK time)

Exploring the ways in which Quakers and other Christian groups were actively involved in and benefitted financially from the slave-based economic system of the British Empire.

What does this tell us about Quaker history and what lessons can we learn?

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