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Woodbrooke Seminar: Better Than Good

Sep 9, 2024

A participatory seminar through Woodbrooke Study Centre on Windy Cooler’s Pendle Hill First Monday Lecture, Better Than Good: Seven Testimonies for Quaker Caregiving, facilitated by Elize Sakamoto
2:00pm - 3:30pm ET (US & Canada) / 7:00pm - 8:30pm UK Time

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Watch a Pendle Hill First Monday Lecture then join Windy Cooler in this seminar as she discusses her lecture “Better Than Good: Seven Testimonies for Quaker Caregiving.” 


We often speak of being a “good Quaker” as if to be good and to be a Quaker are synonymous. What do we mean by “good” anyway? In her lecture, Windy Cooler explores these and related questions to offer a vision of Quaker community which transcends ideas of goodness. 

Each of these seminars digs into Pendle Hill’s archive of recorded lectures about the Quaker way and brings one to the fore for discussion. Watch this lecture at then join us for a live discussion. 

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Elize Sakamoto is Woodbrooke’s Programme Coordinator for Quaker Service and Roles. She is on the Quaker Peace and Social Witness Central Committee, having served as its Co-Clerk for two years and as Link member to Turning the Tide programme (now part of Peacebuilding & Nonviolence). She continues to co-represent QPSWCC in BYM Trustees’ Group to Review Central Structures. Locally within North West London AM, she serves as an elder, co-clerk to the eldership team, and co-elder for the CYP team. She has been a clerk and elder in a number of other Quaker settings as well and has helped develop anti-racism initiatives and in-reach educational gatherings as part of her roles. Elize cares about Friends’ corporate future in terms of discerning a balance between being open and curious about modern influences and confidently continuing aspects of the Quaker tradition. She hopes to be an approachable and effective accompanier for Friends in their journeys of learning and re-learning of the functions and the responsibilities as Quaker role holders – in the widest sense.