This pack contains materials and facilitator instructions for 3 study sessions, or for a whole study day, with bring-and-share lunch (details below); also included are the means to give us feedback on how the sessions went. The materials here are suitable to use in groups of up to 10 people, consisting of maximum 8 participants, plus 2 facilitators. Each session (if run as three separate sessions) needs 1½ hours in total, which includes time for opening and closing worship. Time for tea at the beginning and/or end is left up to the group to decide. If your group is smaller than 10, some activities will take less time.
This pack is designed to help Friends apply our Quaker values and practices to the pressing issues of today, in particular, the threats to the environment. It will offer a further step in study and application to Friends who have done Hearts and Minds Prepared; it will provide Local Meetings with a means of beginning to discern if they might be called to action in their own locality, and it will act as a means to move us towards what William Penn had in mind when he wrote: “True godliness don’t turn men out of the world, but enables them to live better in it, and excites their endeavours to mend it” (1682).