Thank you to everyone who participated in the rich and insightful presentations and discussions at both days of our Quaker Theological Discussion Group gatherings in 2022! If you were unable to join us, or if you would like to go back and listen again, don’t worry: the videos of both panels are now available on YouTube at the links below. If you’re not already subscribed to Quaker Religious Thought, subscribe today, and receive the papers that emerge out of these panels in our spring and fall 2023 issues.
Quakers, Space, and Sense of Place, Moderator: Jeff Dudiak; Presenters: Chagala S. Ngesa, Dwight Dunston, Cherice Bock, and Christy Randazzo
“Unnamed Rules”: Exploring Quaker Power Dynamics, Presenters: Oscar Lugusa Malande, Rhonda Pfaltzgraff-Carlson, Greg Woods, and Windy Cooler
We encourage you to share these videos with your networks.
We send a huge thank you to our Spanish interpretation team, Emma, Mary, and Myron! And we are deeply grateful to the connections among Friends and the prior work in practicing virtual interpretation that Friends World Committee for Consultation, Section of the Americas, has already been doing, which helped us find Quaker interpreters. Thanks to those who donated to make our sessions more inclusive to those who speak Spanish! (We hope to have the videos posted in Spanish shortly.)
For those interested in visiting the links mentioned by Windy Cooler, here they are:
- Life and Power: Quaker Discernment on Abuse
- Powell House’s Testimonies to Mercy series
- Friends Journal’s recent issue addressing safety in meetings
- A discussion on safeguarding with Britain Yearly Meeting, hosted by QREC (Quaker Religious Education Collaborative)