Winter 2009 Lectures
Finding the Way: Practical Choices that Support Faithful Living
January 13 – March 3, 2009
Personal stories from seasoned activists, Quakers, and other people of faith.
Hear about challenges they have faced, choices they have made, and lessons they have learned as they have sought to walk faithfully along the path of a living ministry. How can we be spiritually faithful when so much of our attention is necessarily focused on practical concerns? When we have so much to worry about, how can we pay attention to what God is calling us to do? How can we be of service to the world?
Erin McDougall Tuesday, 13 January 2009
How the Practical and the Faithful Merge
Erin works as a chaplain in Philadelphia’s largest trauma center.
Jorge Arauz Tuesday, 20 January 2009
Jorge is a facilitator with the Alternatives to Violence Project and has led workshops locally and throughout Latin America.
Elizabeth Gordon Tuesday, 27 January 2009
Letting Go, Living into a Ministry
Elizabeth is the author of the non-fiction narrative Walk with Us: Triplet Boys, Their Teen Parents and Two White Women who Tagged Along.
Mary Wade Tuesday, 03 February 2009
From North Philly to the World and Back Again
Mary has worked as a human rights specialist and founded a neighborhood organization called Building Respect in Community (BRIC).
Jens Braun Tuesday, 10 February 2009
Integrating Passion, Money, Leadings, Wisdom, and Doing the Laundry
Jens and his family are creating an alternative way of life through the establishment of the Quaker Intentional Village in Canaan, New York.
Cathy Draine Tuesday, 17 February 2009
Cathy worked with New Orleans children in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and is now a graduate student in Cultural Production at Brandeis University.
Elaine Emily Tuesday, 24 February 2009
Faithfulness that Requires Community
Elaine has led workshops on "Rediscovering Eldering," "Nurturing the Monthly Meeting," mysticism, discernment, prayer, and healing.
Barbarajene Williams Tuesday, 03 March 2009
At the age of forty-six and in the prime of her teaching career, Barbarajene Williams left a life as predictable and as steady as a turtle. Her change of path, prompted by a health crisis, set her on a journey of many choices and transitions over the next twenty-two years.