Like many Friends, Benjamin Lloyd is deeply concerned about the future of our Religious Society. Why are we diminishing in numbers when we have so much to offer? In this essay, he presents his own creative ideas and encouragement for a reinvigoration of our meeting communities. Which of our traditions and practices should we renew? And where are the places where continuing revelation calls us to be open to the winds of change that will come with the next generation of Quaker leaders?
About the Author(s)
Benjamin Lloyd is an actor and teacher based in Philadelphia. He teaches acting at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania, and at numerous training programs attached to professional theatres. He is a member of the Artistic Company at People’s Light & Theatre in Malvern, Pennsylvania, where he performs regularly. In addition to performing at every major theatre in Philadelphia, Ben has acted and directed in New York, New York; Edinburgh, Scotland; and Prague, the Czech Republic. He has an M.F.A. in Acting from the Yale School of Drama and a B.A. in Theatre Studies with honors from Yale College. His book, The Actor’s Way: A Journey of Self-Discovery in Letters, was published by Allworth Press in May 2006. He has had articles and book reviews published in New Theatre Quarterly, Theatre Topics, Friends Journal, and The Friend (United Kingdom). He is a member of Haverford Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. He lives in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, with his wife and two children.
Pendle Hill Pamphlet #387