“On Quaker Unity” Quaker Study – Winnipeg Monthly Meeting October 30, 2016, 9:30 am What does it mean to come to “unity” in a Quaker meeting? What makes it different from decision-making based on unanimity or consensus? How is it fundamental to Quaker practice? The concept of unity can be hard to grasp, even for “seasoned” Friends. Please join us at our upcoming Quaker study for a discussion on unity. We invite you to come and share your questions about and understandings of unity – a concept that’s central to Quaker practice. In preparation, here are some quotes and other resources about Quaker unity: From the article “Notes on Quaker Unity” Unity is a commitment to move forward together and does not mean we have to hold the same views. Friends’ decision-making is rooted in the spiritual oneness of a religious community. Attaining unity is not the same as attaining uniformity. Unity is spiritual. Uniformity is mechanical. Unity does not require unanimity. Quaker unity is larger than that. Unity is love, not likeness. We need to support each other when we disagree just as we do when we agree. Searching for doctrinal unity is pointless… We do not need doctrinal unity. Our […]
The Religious Society of Friends is rooted in Christianity and has always found inspiration in the life and teachings of Jesus. How do you interpret your faith in the light of this heritage? How does Jesus speak to you today? Are you following Jesus’ example of love in action? Are you learning from his life the reality and cost of obedience to God? How does his relationship with God challenge and inspire you?
Read the Woodbrooke On Line Newsletter Click here to do so.
Franciscan Richard Rohr quotes Quaker Thomas Kelly