Summer 2009 Lectures
The Kin-dom of God: Living into the Covenant
This lecture series ran June 18 - July 23, 2009.
Shane Claiborne Thursday, 18 June 2009
"In Jesus, we don't just see a presentation of ideas but an invitation to join a movement that is embodying God's goodness in the world."
Shane Claiborne is a founder of the Simple Way community in Philadelphia and author of Jesus for President and The Irresistible Revolution.
Zachary Moon Thursday, 25 June 2009
Radical Imagination and the Discipled Life
Zachary Moon is a life-long Quaker and a member of Strawberry Creek Meeting in Berkeley California. He has taught and facilitated classes across the country in Quaker theology and practice, prophetic communities, and the biblical narratives.
Will O'Brien Thursday, 02 July 2009
Are the Answers to Global Economic Crises Found in the Bible!?
"[Sabbath economics] creates a hedge against the human propensity to corrupt a kind of economic shalom, and covenantally commit to making sure we will not end up in a society of great inequities, or bondage, or debt."
Will O'Brien is Special Projects Coordinator at Project H.O.M.E., a nonprofit organization in Philadelphia that develops solutions to homelessness and poverty.
Carl Magruder Thursday, 09 July 2009
"We are liberated from what has gone before. We are allowed to and invited to [...] reimagine the world and how humankind can fit into it."
Carl Magruder, a.k.a the EarthQuaker, has been exploring the Quaker testimony of integrity with regard to the human/earth relationship for the last twelve years.
Noah Baker Merrill Thursday, 16 July 2009
Leadings, Vocation, and Surrender
"I can't say that I've come to the house of God, but I have seen it. I've seen it in the way love moves in relationship."
Noah Baker Merrill serves as program manager of Direct Aid Iraq, a grassroots aid, advocacy, and relationship-building effort supporting a future of peace for and with Iraqis.
Debby Churchman Thursday, 23 July 2009
Born in Washington DC during the American apartheid, Debby witnessed desegregation first-hand. A member of Friends Meeting of Washington, she has been working for peace and social justice ever since on the local and national level – part of a long tradition of Quaker activists. She is currently participating in the Discipleship Year of Church of the Saviour, living in a Christian community and working on affordable housing issues in Washington DC.