Mark Russ is Programmes Coordinator for Equipping for Ministry. His interests include Christian and Quaker theology and the Bible, spirituality, intentional community and hope. Mark…
The Quaker Way
Are you relatively new to Quakers and keen to find out more? Have you been a Quaker for some time, but want to refresh your knowledge? This course sets out the Quaker ‘basics’, and is an ideal next step if you have completed the ‘Essentials of Quakerism’ course.
It will give you an understanding of the history and international reach of Quakerism, and the importance of spiritual experience to the Quaker Way. We will discuss what happens in a Meeting for Worship and how Quakers make decisions and organise themselves. We will explore what Quakers mean by ‘testimony’ and explain simple spiritual practices for you to experiment with.
Each week contains video, audio and written materials to engage with, and forums to share reflections and ask questions. There will be a live discussion session each week, for you to talk with the tutors and other participants. This course is intended for people who already have some experience of Quaker community, whether online or in person. This course focuses on Quakerism as practiced by Britain Yearly Meeting, what is known as the liberal unprogrammed tradition. Participants from other Yearly Meetings and traditions are very welcome.
This course involves a time commitment of approximately 2-3 hours per week.
The start date is when course materials and forums become available.
Live sessions are every Wednesday at 19:00:20:30.
All times given are UK time.
Course category: Exploring Quakerism
This course will involve:
On the booking form, there is a chance for you to let us know about any accessibility or communications adjustments that will enable you to participate more fully in the course. Closed captions can be made available on all recorded material and may be available for live sessions upon request; please contact us directly in addition to booking if you require closed captions.